Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Size classes Periods Competitive position Dutch market Competitive position improved (%) Competitive position Dutch market Competitive position remained unchanged (%) Competitive position Dutch market Competitive position declined (%) Competitive position Dutch market Not applicable (%) Competitive position Dutch market Balance competitive position (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 12.0 78.5 3.5 6.0 8.5
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 10.3 76.7 4.9 8.1 5.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.6 78.4 4.1 5.9 7.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.9 76.7 3.5 4.9 11.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 12.4 80.6 2.0 4.9 10.4
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.1 67.2 6.1 13.6 7.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.5 65.7 7.8 15.0 3.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.5 72.8 5.4 10.3 6.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.0 73.7 2.6 9.7 11.4
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.9 58.5 2.7 16.9 19.3
B Mining and quarrying 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 1.6 56.9 0.0 41.4 1.6
B Mining and quarrying 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 10.1 75.9 0.0 14.0 10.1
B Mining and quarrying 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 0.4 78.2 0.0 21.4 0.4
B Mining and quarrying 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 0.5 77.1 0.0 22.4 0.5
B Mining and quarrying 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 1.0 39.3 0.0 59.7 1.0
C Manufacturing 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.2 85.6 2.7 4.6 4.5
C Manufacturing 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.4 83.2 3.4 5.0 5.0
C Manufacturing 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.1 86.2 3.2 3.6 3.9
C Manufacturing 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.2 83.2 2.8 5.8 5.3
C Manufacturing 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 6.5 87.0 2.2 4.3 4.4
F Construction 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.0 89.4 2.6 0.0 5.5
F Construction 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 2.5 94.2 3.3 0.0 -0.8
F Construction 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 6.7 90.7 2.6 0.0 4.1
F Construction 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.4 87.9 4.7 0.0 2.6
F Construction 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 12.5 86.6 0.9 0.0 11.6
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 16.9 73.9 4.9 4.3 12.0
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 12.2 75.7 6.1 5.9 6.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 16.4 73.4 7.0 3.2 9.4
G Wholesale and retail trade 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 27.6 66.4 2.4 3.5 25.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 18.2 76.5 2.2 3.1 16.0
H Transportation and storage 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 15.5 76.2 2.9 5.4 12.6
H Transportation and storage 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.8 77.9 1.5 8.8 10.3
H Transportation and storage 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 6.0 78.8 3.4 11.8 2.6
H Transportation and storage 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.3 80.1 5.6 3.0 5.7
H Transportation and storage 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 20.4 74.0 2.3 3.3 18.0
I Accommodation and food serving 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.9 63.0 6.4 15.7 8.6
I Accommodation and food serving 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.7 61.6 7.2 17.5 6.5
I Accommodation and food serving 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 16.3 63.3 5.7 14.6 10.6
I Accommodation and food serving 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 10.2 66.7 10.9 12.3 -0.7
I Accommodation and food serving 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 20.2 64.9 1.5 13.4 18.7
J Information and communication 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 10.5 83.9 1.0 4.5 9.5
J Information and communication 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 16.8 75.1 1.4 6.7 15.4
J Information and communication 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.1 87.7 0.2 4.0 7.9
J Information and communication 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 20.3 73.3 0.6 5.9 19.7
J Information and communication 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 6.3 88.7 1.4 3.6 4.9
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 1.9 52.7 0.8 44.6 1.1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 1.8 65.6 2.6 30.0 -0.8
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 0.3 48.0 0.1 51.6 0.2
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter . . . . .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 2.0 46.0 0.0 52.0 2.0
M Other specialised business services 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 9.9 80.3 2.6 7.2 7.3
M Other specialised business services 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.7 79.2 3.6 8.6 5.1
M Other specialised business services 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.3 75.8 2.9 7.0 11.5
M Other specialised business services 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 9.9 80.9 2.3 6.9 7.7
M Other specialised business services 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.2 84.3 1.5 5.9 6.7
N Renting and other business support 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.6 74.3 3.8 7.3 10.8
N Renting and other business support 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 9.5 73.9 4.2 12.4 5.3
N Renting and other business support 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 15.6 78.6 2.4 3.4 13.2
N Renting and other business support 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.5 68.9 4.3 5.3 17.2
N Renting and other business support 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.8 74.0 4.0 7.2 10.8
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.4 74.2 2.9 15.5 4.5
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 6.7 74.3 5.4 13.7 1.3
R Culture, sports and recreation 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 10.6 67.4 2.7 19.2 7.9
R Culture, sports and recreation 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.4 63.6 2.7 26.4 4.7
R Culture, sports and recreation 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 5.8 83.2 0.2 10.9 5.6
S Other service activities 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 12.9 68.0 6.0 13.0 6.9
S Other service activities 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.7 69.8 7.7 8.8 6.0
S Other service activities 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.6 68.6 13.5 10.3 -5.9
S Other service activities 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.4 61.4 0.7 29.5 7.6
S Other service activities 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 18.1 68.1 0.6 13.2 17.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides up-to-date information about the opinions held by Dutch entrepreneurs on their achievements, expectations and judgments regarding their business. This panel survey is aimed at gaining insight into the current situation, future development and the judgments of Dutch enterprises. As a result it is possible to detect turning points in optimism or pessimism at an early stage, providing an early indication of possible trend changes in the economic activities of the Dutch enterprises. Data are broken down by main business activities (SIC 2008) and size- classes. The questions submitted to the entrepreneurs at the beginning of a quarter concern output, turnover, prices, order books, stocks, investments, competitive position, economic climate, staff size and the obstacles they have encountered. In answering the questions relating to developments in the past three months and expectations for the next three months, the entrepreneurs are asked for a comparison with the preceding period of three months.

Data available from: first quarter of 2012.

Status of the figures: All figures are definitive.

Changes as of November 12, 2021:
The results for fourth quarter 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for first quarter 2022 are expected to be published mid-February 2022.

Description topics

Competitive position
Figures available from March 1994.
The weighted response rates to the quarterly questions:
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the foreign market within the EU improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the foreign market outside the EU improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
Dutch market
The weighted response rates to the quarterly question:
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
Competitive position improved
Weighted response rate of producers who reports that the
the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market has improved.
Competitive position remained unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who reports that the
the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market
remained unchanged.
Competitive position declined
Weighted response rate of producers who reports that the
the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market has declined.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider that
the competitive position on the domestic market is not relevant for their enterprise plus the weighted response rate of producers who were not asked the question.
Balance competitive position
The weighted response rate of producers reporting that their
competitive position on the domestic market has improved in a
particular quarter minus the rate reporting that their position has
declined. This balance reflects the development of the domestic
competitive position in a particular quarter compared with the previous quarter.