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 Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover has increased (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover remained unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover decreased (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Not applicable (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Balance foreign turnover (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover will increase (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover remained unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover will decrease (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Not applicable (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Balance foreign turnover (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Foreign turnover will increase (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Foreign turnover will remain unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Foreign turnover will decrease (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Not applicable (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Balance foreign turnover next year (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 13.7 42.6 9.4 34.3 4.3 14.2 42.2 9.4 34.2 4.9 18.6 38.7 9.0 33.8 9.6
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 8.2 35.6 9.9 46.3 -1.7 9.2 33.8 10.7 46.3 -1.5 12.4 32.3 9.7 45.7 2.7
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 11.4 40.5 9.6 38.4 1.8 10.9 40.2 10.4 38.6 0.5 14.1 38.4 9.2 38.4 4.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 15.4 44.7 9.3 30.6 6.0 15.2 45.7 8.9 30.2 6.3 20.7 38.8 10.7 29.8 10.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 17.4 47.1 9.0 26.5 8.4 18.6 46.7 8.2 26.4 10.4 23.9 42.5 7.8 25.9 16.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 9.5 27.7 18.8 43.9 -9.3 14.3 26.5 15.3 43.9 -1.0 10.3 30.5 16.2 43.0 -5.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 6.0 27.5 17.4 49.1 -11.4 11.0 25.5 14.3 49.2 -3.3 7.0 28.2 16.6 48.3 -9.6
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 7.8 29.1 20.9 42.2 -13.2 15.0 26.1 16.7 42.2 -1.7 9.7 33.1 15.5 41.7 -5.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 11.3 26.6 27.3 34.9 -16.0 16.5 27.5 22.1 33.9 -5.6 10.7 34.1 22.9 32.3 -12.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 22.6 27.4 14.8 35.2 7.8 23.0 29.8 12.0 35.2 11.0 22.4 31.9 10.9 34.7 11.5
B Mining and quarrying 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 29.2 28.1 8.7 34.0 20.5 29.0 26.7 10.3 34.0 18.6 15.3 38.1 12.6 34.0 2.7
B Mining and quarrying 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 17.8 59.0 5.0 18.2 12.8 22.9 43.0 15.9 18.2 7.1 24.3 42.9 14.6 18.2 9.7
B Mining and quarrying 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 24.1 35.5 15.7 24.7 8.4 27.1 28.8 19.4 24.7 7.7 11.5 50.3 13.5 24.7 -2.1
B Mining and quarrying 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 26.4 33.6 16.3 23.8 10.1 22.1 32.4 21.7 23.8 0.4 25.7 35.2 15.3 23.8 10.3
B Mining and quarrying 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 33.0 20.1 5.1 41.8 28.0 32.6 22.0 3.6 41.8 28.9 11.5 35.4 11.3 41.8 0.3
C Manufacturing 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 18.6 52.0 13.0 16.4 5.6 18.4 53.9 11.0 16.7 7.4 23.9 47.2 12.4 16.4 11.5
C Manufacturing 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 8.8 40.9 14.9 35.4 -6.1 9.7 38.6 15.1 36.6 -5.4 11.0 39.3 13.6 36.1 -2.6
C Manufacturing 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 13.0 52.2 11.1 23.8 1.9 12.4 53.5 10.3 23.8 2.0 14.0 51.8 10.4 23.8 3.6
C Manufacturing 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 20.6 55.0 12.2 12.2 8.5 20.2 56.8 10.8 12.3 9.4 30.7 43.4 13.7 12.2 17.0
C Manufacturing 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 23.5 54.8 13.3 8.4 10.1 23.1 58.5 10.0 8.5 13.1 29.9 49.5 12.4 8.2 17.6
F Construction 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Construction 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Construction 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Construction 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Construction 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 21.3 36.0 16.2 26.4 5.1 20.4 37.4 16.4 25.8 4.0 24.8 37.0 12.8 25.4 12.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 18.1 38.8 15.1 28.0 3.0 16.4 37.4 18.5 27.6 -2.1 21.4 36.9 14.5 27.2 6.8
G Wholesale and retail trade 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 19.5 35.2 17.1 28.2 2.3 16.8 37.6 17.6 27.9 -0.8 22.6 38.1 11.6 27.8 11.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 22.4 43.7 14.1 19.9 8.3 20.0 42.5 18.8 18.6 1.2 21.7 44.1 15.7 18.5 6.0
G Wholesale and retail trade 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 25.7 29.4 17.7 27.1 8.0 27.9 34.1 11.8 26.1 16.1 32.2 31.9 10.4 25.4 21.8
H Transportation and storage 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 12.9 48.4 4.0 34.7 8.9 14.6 40.2 10.4 34.7 4.2 21.4 37.2 7.6 33.8 13.7
H Transportation and storage 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 4.4 48.1 1.9 45.6 2.6 8.0 41.0 6.9 44.1 1.0 12.2 33.9 9.5 44.5 2.7
H Transportation and storage 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 6.0 47.6 2.8 43.5 3.2 9.4 38.2 7.3 45.0 2.1 14.7 32.0 8.5 44.8 6.2
H Transportation and storage 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 7.3 45.8 10.4 36.5 -3.0 11.2 48.8 3.6 36.5 7.6 17.7 37.6 10.3 34.4 7.4
H Transportation and storage 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 19.2 49.5 3.3 28.0 15.9 19.3 38.3 14.4 28.0 4.9 27.3 39.8 6.1 26.8 21.3
I Accommodation and food serving 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I Accommodation and food serving 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I Accommodation and food serving 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I Accommodation and food serving 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I Accommodation and food serving 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
J Information and communication 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 10.7 52.5 4.9 31.9 5.9 9.0 55.6 4.1 31.3 4.9 14.1 50.9 4.7 30.3 9.4
J Information and communication 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 1.3 41.6 11.9 45.1 -10.6 4.9 41.6 11.8 41.6 -6.9 13.1 40.7 8.3 38.0 4.8
J Information and communication 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 14.1 49.7 3.4 32.8 10.7 9.8 50.8 6.7 32.7 3.1 11.4 47.2 8.9 32.6 2.5
J Information and communication 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 17.5 50.2 0.9 31.4 16.6 13.0 55.0 0.8 31.3 12.2 23.5 39.7 5.7 31.1 17.8
J Information and communication 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 11.0 59.2 3.8 26.0 7.1 9.1 64.0 0.7 26.2 8.5 12.9 60.7 0.8 25.6 12.1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M Other specialised business services 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 7.8 43.8 6.2 42.3 1.6 10.1 41.1 5.4 43.4 4.7 14.8 36.3 5.5 43.4 9.3
M Other specialised business services 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 6.4 32.7 4.4 56.5 2.0 6.7 31.6 3.9 57.8 2.8 11.0 27.6 3.6 57.8 7.4
M Other specialised business services 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 6.9 41.0 8.7 43.4 -1.7 6.6 40.0 9.2 44.2 -2.6 12.4 35.9 7.5 44.2 4.9
M Other specialised business services 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 12.7 46.5 4.0 36.8 8.7 12.0 44.5 5.5 38.0 6.5 16.7 40.1 5.2 38.0 11.5
M Other specialised business services 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 7.5 57.0 7.2 28.2 0.3 15.7 50.9 4.1 29.3 11.6 20.1 44.3 6.3 29.3 13.9
N Renting and other business support 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 2.0 19.2 2.0 76.8 0.0 4.1 19.4 0.8 75.8 3.3 4.7 17.6 2.4 75.3 2.3
N Renting and other business support 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 2.1 16.8 1.5 79.6 0.6 2.2 17.3 1.1 79.3 1.1 4.0 15.7 1.2 79.1 2.8
N Renting and other business support 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 1.1 14.2 1.2 83.5 -0.1 2.2 13.8 1.4 82.6 0.8 1.6 13.8 2.9 81.6 -1.3
N Renting and other business support 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 1.8 17.9 2.0 78.3 -0.2 4.1 19.4 0.1 76.3 4.0 2.8 18.3 3.0 75.9 -0.1
N Renting and other business support 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 2.4 23.7 2.6 71.3 -0.1 6.0 23.3 0.6 70.1 5.5 7.3 20.4 2.6 69.7 4.7
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
R Culture, sports and recreation 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
R Culture, sports and recreation 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
R Culture, sports and recreation 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S Other service activities 5 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter 4.5 33.9 8.8 52.9 -4.3 1.5 41.1 4.6 52.9 -3.1 6.0 36.8 4.4 52.9 1.6
S Other service activities 5 to 19 employed persons 2022 4th quarter 2.9 35.2 2.6 59.3 0.3 2.0 37.3 1.4 59.3 0.7 5.0 34.4 1.3 59.3 3.7
S Other service activities 20 to 49 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S Other service activities 50 to 99 employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S Other service activities 100 or more employed persons 2022 4th quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 15, 2022:
The results for fourth quarter 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for first quarter 2023 are expected to be published mid-February 2023.

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? ".
Foreign turnover last three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover / marketing in the last three months increased, remained unchanged or decreased? "
Foreign turnover has increased
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the
foreign turnover in the last three months has increased.
Foreign turnover remained unchanged
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the
foreign turnover in the last three months has remained unchanged.
Foreign turnover decreased
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the
foreign turnover in the last three months has decreased.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider
foreign turnover as not relevant plus the weighted response rate of producers who were not asked the question.
Balance foreign turnover
The weighted response rate of producers with increased
foreign turnover minus the rate of producers with decreased turnover.
This balance provides insight into the direction in which the foreign turnover in the previous three months has developed.
Foreign turnover next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover over the next three months will increase,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Foreign turnover will increase
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
to increase in the next three months.
Foreign turnover remained unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
will remain unchanged in the next three months.
Foreign turnover will decrease
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
to decrease in the next three months.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider foreign turnover as not relevant for their enterprise plus the weighted response rate of producers who were not asked the question.
Balance foreign turnover
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in foreign turnover minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in foreign turnover. This balance shows the expected development of foreign turnover in the next three months.
Foreign turnover next year
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover in the next year will increase,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Foreign turnover will increase
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
to increase in the next year.
Foreign turnover will remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
will remain unchanged in the next year.
Foreign turnover will decrease
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
to decrease in the next year.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider turnover as not relevant for their enterprise plus the weighted response rate of
producers who were not asked the question.
Balance foreign turnover next year
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in foreign turnover minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in foreign turnover. This balance shows the expected development of foreign turnover in the next year.