Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Size classes Periods Turnover and selling prices Turnover next three months Balance turnover next three months (%) Workforce Workforce next three months Balance workforce next three months (%) Profitability Profitability last three months Balance profitability last 3 months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 25.2 21.5 8.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.0 15.8 5.7
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.9 17.4 5.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 32.7 25.2 8.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 32.6 27.0 13.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.8 8.4 -6.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.2 3.7 -8.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 2.0 6.4 -3.2
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 17.5 18.2 -17.2
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 22.1 24.5 6.2
B Mining and quarrying 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 55.8 -7.1 29.1
B Mining and quarrying 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 27.4 17.1 -5.8
B Mining and quarrying 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 35.8 5.5 12.6
B Mining and quarrying 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 47.9 0.0 7.6
B Mining and quarrying 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 69.0 -17.4 49.0
C Manufacturing 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 24.1 21.4 6.9
C Manufacturing 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 18.5 17.8 0.9
C Manufacturing 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.5 17.6 3.2
C Manufacturing 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 29.2 23.9 6.7
C Manufacturing 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 25.0 23.1 10.4
F Construction 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 26.1 21.7 -0.2
F Construction 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.0 7.5 -6.4
F Construction 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.6 10.5 -4.8
F Construction 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 34.6 29.8 1.2
F Construction 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 36.7 32.8 5.6
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 25.2 19.3 7.2
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 15.7 18.7 2.3
G Wholesale and retail trade 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 25.1 16.9 3.0
G Wholesale and retail trade 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 37.1 17.9 9.3
G Wholesale and retail trade 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 33.3 24.2 19.5
H Transportation and storage 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 31.2 22.0 0.5
H Transportation and storage 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 28.8 25.8 -0.4
H Transportation and storage 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 17.8 10.6 -1.9
H Transportation and storage 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 26.9 16.0 -9.6
H Transportation and storage 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 36.9 26.0 4.3
I Accommodation and food serving 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter -4.2 14.0 36.0
I Accommodation and food serving 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter -12.4 6.0 31.9
I Accommodation and food serving 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter -3.0 13.4 31.4
I Accommodation and food serving 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter -7.4 10.4 50.9
I Accommodation and food serving 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 26.1 46.8 48.9
J Information and communication 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 37.0 26.8 15.1
J Information and communication 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 17.1 32.4 14.8
J Information and communication 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 43.0 32.9 19.0
J Information and communication 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 39.3 42.9 14.8
J Information and communication 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 41.1 16.7 13.4
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.8 8.9 0.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 1.8 3.4 0.2
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.4 11.6 -2.9
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 6.5 11.2 2.0
M Other specialised business services 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 36.1 31.2 6.8
M Other specialised business services 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 27.2 23.9 1.0
M Other specialised business services 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 29.0 26.0 9.1
M Other specialised business services 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 45.8 45.0 8.4
M Other specialised business services 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 45.9 36.0 10.5
N Renting and other business support 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 25.8 26.3 20.3
N Renting and other business support 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 15.7 9.7 14.4
N Renting and other business support 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 30.8 23.2 13.1
N Renting and other business support 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 31.4 29.6 20.9
N Renting and other business support 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 26.9 33.4 25.2
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 28.1 23.2 37.5
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 24.3 20.1 31.5
R Culture, sports and recreation 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 34.4 21.6 30.1
R Culture, sports and recreation 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 41.1 11.2 31.4
R Culture, sports and recreation 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 22.9 32.4 52.3
S Other service activities 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.3 6.6 15.5
S Other service activities 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.0 0.8 19.1
S Other service activities 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.7 6.6 -0.3
S Other service activities 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 18.3 14.6 14.6
S Other service activities 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter -1.8 14.1 19.5
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

Turnover and selling prices
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "Our turnover / marketing in the last three months increased
remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "Our turnover / marketing in the next three months will grow,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our total turnover will increase in the next year,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our foreign turnover / marketing in the last three months increased remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "Our foreign turnover will increase over the next three months,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our foreign turnover will increase in the next year,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our selling prices / rates over the next three months
will increase, remain unchanged or decrease? ".
Turnover next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our total turnover over the next three months will increase,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Balance turnover next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in turnover minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in turnover. This balance shows the expected development of turnover in the next three months.
Workforce
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The staff in the last three months has
increased, remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "The staff will in the next three months
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
- "The staff will in the next year
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
Workforce next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "The staff will in the next three months
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
Balance workforce next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected
increase in staff strength minus the weighted response rate of producers
with an expected decrease in staff strength in the next three months.
This balance provides insight into the development of staff strength in
the next three months.
Profitability
The weighted response rates on the statement:
- 'The profitability for our business has improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months.'
Profitability last three months
The weighted response rates to the quarterly question:
- 'Has the profitability of the enterprise improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
Balance profitability last 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the profitability in the last three months has improved minus the
weighted response rate that it has declined.
This balance represents the development of the profitability over
the last three months compared with the previous three months.