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 Selling prices / rates next three months Selling prices / rates will increase (%) Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months Selling prices / rates remain unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months Selling prices / rates will decrease (%) Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months Balance selling prices / rates (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 6.4 87.8 5.8 0.5
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 6.3 86.4 7.2 -0.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 6.5 87.2 6.3 0.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 5.8 88.8 5.4 0.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 6.6 88.8 4.6 2.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 11.1 78.7 10.3 0.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 10.4 76.8 12.8 -2.4
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 13.9 79.3 6.9 7.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.9 89.6 5.4 -0.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 12.2 78.4 9.4 2.8
B Mining and quarrying 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.2 91.3 4.5 -0.3
B Mining and quarrying 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 1.0 94.2 4.7 -3.7
B Mining and quarrying 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 0.8 93.6 5.6 -4.9
B Mining and quarrying 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 7.6 86.3 6.1 1.5
B Mining and quarrying 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 3.7 92.8 3.5 0.2
C Manufacturing 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.5 89.6 5.9 -1.4
C Manufacturing 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 3.4 88.8 7.8 -4.4
C Manufacturing 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.6 89.3 6.1 -1.5
C Manufacturing 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 2.3 92.4 5.3 -3.0
C Manufacturing 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 5.6 89.0 5.4 0.3
F Construction 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 9.4 83.9 6.7 2.8
F Construction 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 11.8 81.5 6.7 5.1
F Construction 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 10.7 80.9 8.4 2.2
F Construction 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 10.2 83.0 6.8 3.4
F Construction 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 6.9 87.7 5.4 1.5
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 5.5 88.4 6.2 -0.7
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 6.0 86.4 7.6 -1.6
G Wholesale and retail trade 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.2 90.6 5.3 -1.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.0 90.0 6.0 -2.0
G Wholesale and retail trade 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 7.4 87.6 5.0 2.5
H Transportation and storage 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 0.9 95.2 3.8 -2.9
H Transportation and storage 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 1.0 91.3 7.7 -6.8
H Transportation and storage 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 2.7 89.1 8.2 -5.5
H Transportation and storage 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 97.8 2.0 -1.9
H Transportation and storage 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 0.6 97.5 1.9 -1.3
I Accommodation and food serving 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 14.8 78.7 6.6 8.2
I Accommodation and food serving 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 11.7 81.2 7.1 4.6
I Accommodation and food serving 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 15.9 75.4 8.6 7.3
I Accommodation and food serving 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 25.9 70.0 4.1 21.7
I Accommodation and food serving 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 14.6 82.4 3.0 11.5
J Information and communication 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.9 87.1 8.0 -3.0
J Information and communication 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 2.3 88.2 9.5 -7.2
J Information and communication 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 1.5 95.7 2.8 -1.3
J Information and communication 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 1.8 89.4 8.8 -7.0
J Information and communication 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 8.1 82.9 9.0 -1.0
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 23.3 76.0 0.8 22.5
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 8.7 91.1 0.2 8.5
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 30.4 67.4 2.2 28.1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 24.8 75.1 0.1 24.7
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 29.3 70.7 0.0 29.2
M Other specialised business services 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.7 91.4 4.0 0.7
M Other specialised business services 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 3.1 93.4 3.5 -0.4
M Other specialised business services 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 3.0 91.6 5.4 -2.3
M Other specialised business services 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 2.0 93.6 4.4 -2.4
M Other specialised business services 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 8.8 87.9 3.3 5.5
N Renting and other business support 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 6.2 88.7 5.1 1.1
N Renting and other business support 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 3.6 88.1 8.3 -4.7
N Renting and other business support 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.2 89.6 6.3 -2.1
N Renting and other business support 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 11.5 83.4 5.1 6.4
N Renting and other business support 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 7.0 89.7 3.3 3.7
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.1 89.3 6.6 -2.6
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 1.9 91.1 7.1 -5.2
R Culture, sports and recreation 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 5.4 83.2 11.4 -6.1
R Culture, sports and recreation 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 6.6 88.6 4.8 1.8
R Culture, sports and recreation 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 4.3 93.1 2.7 1.6
S Other service activities 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 12.5 84.8 2.7 9.8
S Other service activities 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 11.4 83.1 5.4 6.0
S Other service activities 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 12.7 87.0 0.4 12.3
S Other service activities 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 7.6 92.1 0.3 7.2
S Other service activities 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 18.4 81.3 0.3 18.1
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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 October 2nd, 2020:
A few small adjustments have been made to the labelling of subjects to equalize with the dutch version of this table. There were no changes in data. The adjustments are as follows:
- subfolder 'Order position' has been removed.
- the folder 'Profability' has been added.

When will new figures be published?
Figures on the fourth quarter 2020 are expected to be published mid November 2020.

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? ".
Selling prices / rates next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our selling prices / rates over the next three months will
increase, remain unchanged or decreasel? "
Selling prices / rates will increase
Weighted response rate of producers who expect selling
prices / rates in the next three months will increase.
Selling prices / rates remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who expect selling prices
/ rates in the next three months will remain unchanged.
Selling prices / rates will decrease
Weighted response rate of producers who expect selling
prices / rates in the next three months will decrease.
Balance selling prices / rates
The weighted response rate of producers who expect a
increase of selling prices / rates, minus the weighted respons rate of
producers who expect a decrease of selling prices / rates.
This balance provides insight into the expected development of selling prices / rates in the next three months.