Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Size classes Periods Economic climate Economic climate last three months Economic climate has improved (%) Economic climate Economic climate last three months Economic environment remained unchanged (%) Economic climate Economic climate last three months Economic climate declined (%) Economic climate Economic climate last three months Balance economic climate last 3 months (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Economic climate will improve (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Economic climate will remain unchanged (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Economic climate will decline (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Balance economic climate next 3 months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.4 70.0 8.6 12.8 19.2 73.0 7.8 11.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.0 68.9 10.1 10.9 16.4 73.7 9.9 6.5
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 22.0 69.8 8.3 13.7 18.3 73.7 8.0 10.2
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 19.9 72.0 8.1 11.8 19.7 74.6 5.7 13.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 22.0 70.2 7.8 14.2 21.9 71.2 6.9 15.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.4 73.7 14.9 -3.4 12.7 65.8 21.5 -8.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.0 72.3 16.7 -5.7 11.9 66.0 22.1 -10.2
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.9 73.2 12.9 0.9 12.5 63.2 24.3 -11.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 10.1 69.6 20.2 -10.1 15.9 60.0 24.1 -8.2
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 9.3 83.2 7.5 1.8 14.1 73.4 12.5 1.6
B Mining and quarrying 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 30.6 67.3 2.1 28.5 21.3 76.6 2.1 19.2
B Mining and quarrying 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 15.8 82.6 1.7 14.1 9.1 89.2 1.7 7.4
B Mining and quarrying 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 36.8 58.5 4.7 32.1 20.5 74.9 4.7 15.8
B Mining and quarrying 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 29.9 66.2 3.9 26.0 19.0 77.1 3.9 15.1
B Mining and quarrying 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 32.1 67.1 0.7 31.4 24.7 74.5 0.7 24.0
C Manufacturing 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 20.6 70.8 8.6 12.0 17.7 76.3 6.1 11.6
C Manufacturing 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 19.5 68.7 11.8 7.8 15.0 75.1 9.9 5.1
C Manufacturing 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 18.6 75.0 6.4 12.2 16.1 78.2 5.7 10.5
C Manufacturing 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 20.1 72.2 7.7 12.4 17.5 77.3 5.2 12.4
C Manufacturing 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.9 69.4 8.7 13.2 19.2 75.6 5.2 14.0
F Construction 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.5 79.4 12.1 -3.6 9.5 78.3 12.2 -2.7
F Construction 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 10.9 75.9 13.1 -2.2 8.4 78.2 13.4 -4.9
F Construction 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 9.7 77.7 12.6 -2.9 5.4 84.8 9.8 -4.4
F Construction 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 9.5 82.2 8.4 1.1 11.0 78.5 10.4 0.6
F Construction 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 5.8 81.1 13.1 -7.3 12.0 74.1 13.9 -1.9
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.7 68.2 10.1 11.5 20.3 72.0 7.7 12.6
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 19.1 68.6 12.4 6.7 16.2 73.5 10.3 5.9
G Wholesale and retail trade 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 22.4 66.7 10.9 11.5 21.3 71.0 7.6 13.7
G Wholesale and retail trade 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 18.2 74.2 7.6 10.6 19.7 76.1 4.2 15.5
G Wholesale and retail trade 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 27.8 65.1 7.1 20.7 26.6 67.8 5.5 21.1
H Transportation and storage 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 30.3 53.5 16.2 14.0 27.2 59.5 13.3 13.9
H Transportation and storage 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 19.2 68.0 12.8 6.4 22.4 68.8 8.9 13.5
H Transportation and storage 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.6 64.1 14.2 7.4 19.0 68.3 12.7 6.3
H Transportation and storage 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 22.7 53.9 23.4 -0.7 25.6 66.1 8.3 17.3
H Transportation and storage 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 37.6 46.7 15.7 21.9 31.2 52.9 15.9 15.3
I Accommodation and food serving 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 47.0 48.2 4.8 42.3 24.0 62.8 13.2 10.8
I Accommodation and food serving 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 45.5 46.8 7.8 37.7 17.5 67.4 15.1 2.4
I Accommodation and food serving 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 55.8 42.1 2.0 53.8 27.4 55.6 17.0 10.4
I Accommodation and food serving 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 55.6 43.9 0.5 55.1 36.7 55.6 7.7 28.9
I Accommodation and food serving 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 30.9 67.5 1.6 29.2 32.7 64.4 2.9 29.8
J Information and communication 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 19.2 79.6 1.2 17.9 22.4 76.5 1.0 21.4
J Information and communication 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 24.3 74.9 0.7 23.6 22.0 77.4 0.6 21.4
J Information and communication 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.6 77.3 1.1 20.4 24.0 72.4 3.6 20.4
J Information and communication 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 17.2 81.4 1.4 15.8 21.7 78.0 0.3 21.4
J Information and communication 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 16.5 82.0 1.5 15.1 22.1 77.9 0.1 22.0
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 4.4 92.8 2.7 1.7 4.8 93.6 1.6 3.2
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 8.3 82.7 8.9 -0.6 2.9 91.9 5.2 -2.3
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 3.3 96.3 0.4 2.9 3.3 96.4 0.2 3.1
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 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 6.6 93.4 0.0 6.6
M Other specialised business services 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.9 82.2 3.9 10.0 16.7 80.1 3.2 13.5
M Other specialised business services 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.9 80.9 5.2 8.7 18.7 78.0 3.3 15.3
M Other specialised business services 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 15.7 79.5 4.8 10.9 17.0 79.8 3.2 13.7
M Other specialised business services 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 16.2 80.1 3.7 12.5 21.1 76.2 2.7 18.5
M Other specialised business services 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.6 86.3 2.1 9.4 12.5 84.2 3.3 9.2
N Renting and other business support 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 27.1 69.2 3.7 23.4 25.6 71.3 3.1 22.5
N Renting and other business support 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 23.8 71.2 5.0 18.9 20.7 74.6 4.7 16.0
N Renting and other business support 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 29.8 64.7 5.6 24.2 25.2 69.5 5.3 19.9
N Renting and other business support 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 39.0 55.6 5.4 33.6 28.9 68.7 2.4 26.5
N Renting and other business support 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 24.8 73.0 2.1 22.7 27.0 71.2 1.9 25.1
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 54.0 44.1 1.9 52.1 41.9 55.4 2.7 39.1
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 44.5 50.4 5.1 39.4 37.9 54.9 7.3 30.6
R Culture, sports and recreation 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 54.8 45.0 0.2 54.6 43.2 56.4 0.4 42.8
R Culture, sports and recreation 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 48.8 51.0 0.2 48.7 38.3 61.5 0.2 38.0
R Culture, sports and recreation 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 66.1 33.7 0.2 65.9 46.7 53.1 0.3 46.4
S Other service activities 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 18.1 75.9 6.0 12.1 12.8 81.2 6.0 6.7
S Other service activities 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 20.6 74.0 5.3 15.3 13.8 80.2 6.0 7.9
S Other service activities 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 15.7 71.7 12.6 3.2 10.7 75.4 13.9 -3.2
S Other service activities 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 12.3 81.2 6.5 5.8 13.0 86.1 0.9 12.1
S Other service activities 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 18.0 79.4 2.6 15.4 11.6 84.3 4.1 7.5
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

Economic climate
The weighted response rates on the statements:
- "The economic climate (business situation) for our business has improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months."
- "The economic climate (business situation) in the next three months for our company is expected to improve, remain unchanged or decline? "
Economic climate last three months
Economic climate (business situation) last three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "The economic climate in the last three months for our
business improved, remained unchanged or declined? "
Economic climate has improved
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months has improved.
Economic environment remained unchanged
Weighted respons rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months remained unchanged.
Economic climate declined
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months has declined.
Balance economic climate last 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the economic climate (business situation) in the last three months has improved minus the weighted response rate that it has declined.
This balance represents the development of the economic climate (business situation) over the last three months compared with the previous three months.
Economic climate next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "We expect the economic climate (business situation) for our company to improve, remain unchanged or decline in the next three months."
Economic climate will improve
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for their enterprise is expected to improve in the next three months.
Economic climate will remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for the company is expected to remain the same in the next three months.
Economic climate will decline
Weighted response rate of enterprises indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for the company is expected to decline in the next three months.
Balance economic climate next 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the economic climate (business situation) in the next three months will improve minus the weighted response rate that it will decline.
This balance represents the expected development of the economic climate over the next three months compared with the previous three months.