Business survey Netherlands, quarterly, seasonally adjusted

Business survey Netherlands, quarterly, seasonally adjusted

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Seasonal adjustment Periods Turnover last three months (%) Turnover next three months (%) Foreign turnover last three months (%) Foreign turnover next three months (%)
G Wholesale and retail trade Original, unadjusted data 2022 3rd quarter 28.3 -8.0 11.5 0.2
G Wholesale and retail trade Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2022 3rd quarter 13.4 5.9 10.8 5.5
45+47 Retail sale and car trade Original, unadjusted data 2022 3rd quarter 30.8 -18.6 . .
45+47 Retail sale and car trade Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2022 3rd quarter 16.0 -8.5 . .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Original, unadjusted data 2022 3rd quarter 25.5 4.3 11.5 0.2
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2022 3rd quarter 18.2 14.9 10.8 5.5
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Original, unadjusted data 2022 3rd quarter 36.9 -20.6 . .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Seasonally and working day adjusted data 2022 3rd quarter 21.2 -3.5 . .
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 August 15, 2022:
The results for third quarter 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for fourth quarter 2022 are expected to be published mid-November 2022.

Description topics

Turnover last three months
The weighted response rate of producers with increased
turnover minus the rate of producers with decreased turnover.
This balance provides insight into the direction in which the turnover in the previous three months has developed.
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 last three months
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
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.