Business survey Netherlands, quarterly, seasonally adjusted


This table contains seasonally corrected information about the opinions of Dutch entrepreneurs about developments, expectations and judgments regarding their business. By means of a panel study insight is gained into the current situation, the future development and the judgments of the Dutch businesses. As a result, it is possible to signal changes in optimism or pessimism at an early stage and thus to obtain an early indication of a possible trend change in the economic activities of the Dutch business community. The data can be broken down into business activities according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2008). The questions submitted to the entrepreneurs relate among other things to production, turnover, prices, staff size, economic climate and profitability.

Data available from: 1st quarter 2016

Changes as of May 15, 2020:
The results of the 2nd quarter 2020 have been added.

With seasonal adjustments results of a certain period will be compared to the trend during that period. The corrections are based on several previous years and then will be added up or subtracted in the current year. It is even possible that these corrections lead to absolute values of the Business survey above 100. This doesn’t mean every entrepreneur is optimistic or pessimistic. To prevent any misconception, these values are removed.
For models or scientific research, the following numbers can be used:
2020 2nd quarter, 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts, Turnover next three months: -99,7
2020 2nd quarter, I Accommodation and food serving, Turnover next three months: -116,7

When will new figures be published?
Figures of the third quarter 2020 are expected to be published at August 13, 2020.

Business survey Netherlands, quarterly, seasonally adjusted

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Seasonal adjustment Periods Selling prices / rates next three months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -6.8
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -25.3
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -20.4
B Mining and quarrying Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -6.4
B Mining and quarrying Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* 7.8
C Manufacturing Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -5.4
C Manufacturing Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -2.4
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -6.6
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -2.4
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -0.1
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* 4.1
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -2.9
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* 1.9
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -12.7
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -10.5
19-22 Refineries and chemistry Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* .
19-22 Refineries and chemistry Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* .
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* .
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* .
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* 1.3
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* 4.4
29-30 Transport equipment Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -2.9
29-30 Transport equipment Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -0.7
F Construction Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* 0.3
F Construction Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* 0.3
G Wholesale and retail trade Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.1
G Wholesale and retail trade Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.1
45+47 Retail sale and car trade Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -4.4
45+47 Retail sale and car trade Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.5
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -13.1
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -6.9
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -1.7
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* 1.7
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -2.3
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.7
49-96 Total services Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -10.8
49-96 Total services Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -5.5
H Transportation and storage Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -11.4
H Transportation and storage Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.3
I Accommodation and food serving Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -19.6
I Accommodation and food serving Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -23.4
J Information and communication Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -5.3
J Information and communication Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -6.0
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -4.7
M-N Business services Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -9.9
M-N Business services Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.8
M Other specialised business services Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -9.9
M Other specialised business services Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -3.0
N Renting and other business support Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -9.9
N Renting and other business support Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -1.3
R Culture, sports and recreation Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -10.2
R Culture, sports and recreation Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -9.1
S Other service activities Original, unadjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -7.0
S Other service activities Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2020 2nd quarter* -2.2
Source: CBS.
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