Business survey Netherlands, quarterly, seasonally adjusted

Business survey Netherlands, quarterly, seasonally adjusted

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Seasonal adjustment Periods Production / activity next three months (%) Turnover next three months (%) Foreign turnover next three months (%) Selling prices / rates next three months (%) Workforce next three months (%) Economic climate last three months (%) Profitability last three months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 0.9 -10.0 -2.5 16.8 0.8 -13.5 -4.7
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 6.5 -1.2 -0.2 8.0 3.4 -14.9 -9.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 2.8 -1.0 3.2 8.0 7.8 -12.2 -6.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 1.1 -1.1 -0.7 1.1 5.7 -10.9 -7.1
B Mining and quarrying Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -13.8 8.2 -9.2 32.4 -23.9 -5.6 11.7
B Mining and quarrying Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -20.2 3.1 -3.7 23.5 -25.0 -5.9 9.0
C Manufacturing Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 4.4 0.3 -0.1 17.3 2.0 -3.4 0.3
C Manufacturing Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 8.2 6.6 2.8 8.8 1.7 -3.4 -0.9
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -12.7 -11.5 -4.2 11.0 1.1 -20.1 -13.3
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 3.5 6.3 1.5 6.3 4.2 -20.6 -12.9
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -7.5 -8.4 -13.3 27.1 -10.3 -9.7 -2.2
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -12.6 -12.9 -16.9 18.7 -11.5 -10.4 4.2
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -1.5 -1.7 -4.6 31.0 -2.4 -5.4 1.2
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 5.6 8.4 0.5 19.3 -0.3 -2.1 -2.5
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -14.6 -14.1 -9.2 7.2 -8.2 6.1 9.2
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -3.4 -3.9 -5.5 5.7 -7.0 3.6 -4.6
19-22 Refineries and chemistry Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 11.2 6.8 6.3 . 1.0 3.1 7.9
19-22 Refineries and chemistry Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 4.2 0.5 -0.7 . -0.3 6.8 11.6
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 18.4 . 5.5 . -0.9 8.4 9.8
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 20.4 . 5.8 . 1.1 9.5 8.2
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 13.0 4.3 1.3 18.2 15.5 -2.3 2.1
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 18.3 12.9 7.3 10.0 11.6 -2.8 -1.7
29-30 Transport equipment Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 15.3 0.8 0.9 -7.6 -9.8 7.8 6.4
29-30 Transport equipment Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 16.6 4.9 6.0 -13.3 -8.1 7.6 3.6
F Construction Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -0.9 0.2 . 21.5 10.5 -17.9 10.5
F Construction Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 10.4 10.6 . 18.3 12.4 -17.7 7.9
G Wholesale and retail trade Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -20.2 -4.0 12.2 3.4 -6.6 -4.2
G Wholesale and retail trade Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -9.2 -4.0 4.5 5.7 -9.0 -9.9
45+47 Retail sale and car trade Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -32.9 . 1.6 0.2 -10.9 -9.5
45+47 Retail sale and car trade Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -17.2 . -2.3 6.1 -11.8 -15.5
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -19.9 . 4.9 -5.3 -32.7 -21.0
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -25.4 . -8.2 -3.5 -39.4 -29.7
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -5.7 -4.0 24.2 6.9 -1.7 1.8
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . 0.5 -4.0 13.2 7.0 -2.7 -4.5
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -35.9 . 0.9 1.5 -5.8 -6.8
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -10.8 . -2.2 7.0 -8.2 -10.5
49-96 Total services Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -0.1 -12.3 -3.7 18.1 -4.8 -20.2 -12.2
49-96 Total services Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 4.3 -3.6 -0.7 4.3 -1.7 -20.6 -17.6
H Transportation and storage Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -17.9 -19.6 -15.2 14.3 -11.6 -2.2 -1.3
H Transportation and storage Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -4.2 0.1 0.9 -2.1 -3.1 -1.3 -10.0
I Accommodation and food serving Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -45.4 . 1.6 -36.9 -72.9 -79.5
I Accommodation and food serving Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -30.1 . -2.6 -30.6 -72.4 -79.0
J Information and communication Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 15.2 2.7 4.3 13.6 9.7 -3.5 14.2
J Information and communication Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 19.5 9.7 5.9 3.9 9.4 -10.9 2.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -5.0 . 2.1 0.1 -8.7 2.8
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . 8.2 . 7.5 0.4 -7.8 2.5
M-N Business services Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 3.9 0.5 -0.4 29.9 5.9 -14.4 0.2
M-N Business services Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 3.1 2.5 -0.4 13.3 6.3 -14.7 -4.8
M Other specialised business services Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 7.9 5.7 0.3 22.2 13.5 -2.9 16.5
M Other specialised business services Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 3.7 4.6 -0.3 6.1 14.4 -4.9 8.4
N Renting and other business support Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -1.3 -6.0 -1.3 39.2 -3.5 -28.5 -19.6
N Renting and other business support Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* 3.2 0.9 -1.7 17.7 -1.4 -26.8 -20.5
R Culture, sports and recreation Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -46.2 . 1.1 -23.5 -62.9 -67.1
R Culture, sports and recreation Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* . -32.4 . -8.6 -20.9 -64.7 -68.7
S Other service activities Original, unadjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -23.8 -23.8 -23.6 26.4 -8.6 -32.1 -37.2
S Other service activities Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2021 1st quarter* -27.1 -26.6 -25.1 11.6 -8.9 -30.9 -38.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 February 12, 2021:
The results for first quarter 2021 have been added.

Seasonally adjusted figures from during the corona crisis will be revised when the crisis has ended. For this reason figures from second quarter 2020 onwards are now provisional.

When will new figures be published?
The results for second quarter 2021 are expected to be published mid-May 2021.

Description topics

Production / activity next three months
The weighted response rate of producers who expect an increase in
production / activity minus the weighted response rate of producers
who expect a decrease in production / activity. This balance shows
the direction in which the production / activity in the next three
months is expected to develop.
Turnover next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in turnover minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in turnover. This balance shows the expected development of turnover in the next three months.
Foreign turnover next three months
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.
Selling prices / rates next three months
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.
Workforce next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected
increase in staff strength minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in staff strength in the next three months.
This balance provides insight into the development of staff strength in the next three months.
Economic climate last three 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.
Profitability last three months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the profitability in the last three months has improved minus the
weighted response rate that it has declined.
This balance represents the development of the profitability over
the last three months compared with the previous three months.