Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes


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 May 15, 2020:
The results for second quarter 2020 have been added.

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

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Size classes Periods Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsSelling prices / rates will increase (%) Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsSelling prices / rates remain unchanged (%) Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsSelling prices / rates will decrease (%) Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsBalance selling prices / rates (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 5.2 82.7 12.0 -6.8
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.9 82.4 12.7 -7.8
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.3 83.2 12.5 -8.2
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 6.1 83.2 10.7 -4.6
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 5.7 82.5 11.8 -6.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 3.9 66.9 29.2 -25.3
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.6 63.1 32.3 -27.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 3.0 70.4 26.5 -23.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 6.3 67.3 26.4 -20.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 1.4 75.7 22.9 -21.4
B Mining and quarrying 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 5.2 83.1 11.6 -6.4
B Mining and quarrying 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 7.9 83.6 8.5 -0.6
B Mining and quarrying 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 8.2 80.6 11.2 -3.0
B Mining and quarrying 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 10.5 74.9 14.6 -4.2
B Mining and quarrying 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 1.8 87.3 10.8 -9.0
C Manufacturing 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 3.5 87.5 9.0 -5.4
C Manufacturing 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.7 85.3 10.0 -5.4
C Manufacturing 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 3.1 86.6 10.2 -7.1
C Manufacturing 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 5.3 86.9 7.8 -2.4
C Manufacturing 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.7 88.8 8.5 -5.8
F Construction 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 13.1 74.2 12.8 0.3
F Construction 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 8.6 79.9 11.5 -2.9
F Construction 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 8.6 80.0 11.4 -2.8
F Construction 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 9.9 76.8 13.2 -3.3
F Construction 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 19.6 66.2 14.2 5.5
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 6.4 84.0 9.5 -3.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 6.6 84.2 9.2 -2.6
G Wholesale and retail trade 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 6.1 84.0 9.8 -3.7
G Wholesale and retail trade 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 6.7 84.9 8.3 -1.6
G Wholesale and retail trade 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 6.1 83.2 10.7 -4.6
H Transportation and storage 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.3 84.0 13.7 -11.4
H Transportation and storage 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.9 82.7 14.4 -11.5
H Transportation and storage 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.5 78.0 19.5 -17.0
H Transportation and storage 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.5 92.2 5.3 -2.8
H Transportation and storage 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.0 84.1 13.8 -11.8
I Accommodation and food serving 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.2 71.9 23.9 -19.6
I Accommodation and food serving 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 5.9 76.2 17.9 -12.1
I Accommodation and food serving 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.3 70.4 27.2 -24.9
I Accommodation and food serving 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 8.1 48.9 43.1 -35.0
I Accommodation and food serving 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.2 76.3 23.5 -23.3
J Information and communication 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.8 89.0 8.2 -5.3
J Information and communication 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.5 86.8 12.7 -12.2
J Information and communication 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.8 94.9 4.3 -3.5
J Information and communication 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.6 86.2 9.2 -4.7
J Information and communication 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.1 88.5 7.5 -3.4
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 3.0 88.0 9.0 -6.0
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.7 81.4 17.9 -17.2
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.6 92.1 3.3 1.3
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.7 86.2 13.1 -12.4
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.6 90.7 4.7 -0.1
M Other specialised business services 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 1.7 86.7 11.6 -9.9
M Other specialised business services 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 1.4 87.6 11.0 -9.6
M Other specialised business services 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 1.9 84.8 13.3 -11.4
M Other specialised business services 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 3.0 88.5 8.5 -5.6
M Other specialised business services 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 1.3 86.3 12.4 -11.1
N Renting and other business support 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 3.6 82.9 13.5 -9.9
N Renting and other business support 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.0 82.1 15.9 -13.9
N Renting and other business support 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.7 88.8 10.5 -9.7
N Renting and other business support 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 7.0 86.5 6.6 0.4
N Renting and other business support 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 4.6 80.5 15.0 -10.4
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.2 85.3 12.5 -10.2
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.5 87.2 12.3 -11.7
R Culture, sports and recreation 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.6 83.7 13.8 -11.2
R Culture, sports and recreation 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 6.1 76.8 17.1 -11.0
R Culture, sports and recreation 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 2.3 87.6 10.1 -7.8
S Other service activities 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 1.5 89.9 8.5 -7.0
S Other service activities 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 3.0 83.8 13.3 -10.3
S Other service activities 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.2 97.6 2.2 -2.0
S Other service activities 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.4 92.9 6.7 -6.3
S Other service activities 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 95.2 4.7 -4.7
Source: CBS.
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