Business confidence; to regions

Business confidence; to regions

Margins Periods Regions Business confidence (%)
Value 2019 3rd quarter The Netherlands 10.6
Value 2019 4th quarter The Netherlands 6.6
Value 2020 1st quarter The Netherlands 6.4
Value 2020 2nd quarter* The Netherlands -37.2
Value 2020 3rd quarter* The Netherlands -19.3
Value 2019 3rd quarter Groningen (PV) 5.3
Value 2019 4th quarter Groningen (PV) 4.2
Value 2020 1st quarter Groningen (PV) -5.7
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Groningen (PV) -25.7
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Groningen (PV) -16.1
Value 2019 3rd quarter Friesland (PV) 8.2
Value 2019 4th quarter Friesland (PV) 3.8
Value 2020 1st quarter Friesland (PV) 6.5
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Friesland (PV) -24.8
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Friesland (PV) -15.3
Value 2019 3rd quarter Drenthe (PV) 7.9
Value 2019 4th quarter Drenthe (PV) 1.2
Value 2020 1st quarter Drenthe (PV) -1.5
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Drenthe (PV) -37.3
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Drenthe (PV) -23.5
Value 2019 3rd quarter Overijssel (PV) 9.3
Value 2019 4th quarter Overijssel (PV) 5.9
Value 2020 1st quarter Overijssel (PV) 4.9
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Overijssel (PV) -31.5
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Overijssel (PV) -15.8
Value 2019 3rd quarter Flevoland (PV) 7.0
Value 2019 4th quarter Flevoland (PV) 4.6
Value 2020 1st quarter Flevoland (PV) 2.8
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Flevoland (PV) -28.8
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Flevoland (PV) -16.7
Value 2019 3rd quarter Gelderland (PV) 10.1
Value 2019 4th quarter Gelderland (PV) 7.6
Value 2020 1st quarter Gelderland (PV) 7.5
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Gelderland (PV) -34.1
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Gelderland (PV) -18.6
Value 2019 3rd quarter Utrecht (PV) 10.6
Value 2019 4th quarter Utrecht (PV) 5.7
Value 2020 1st quarter Utrecht (PV) 1.6
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Utrecht (PV) -34.6
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Utrecht (PV) -23.1
Value 2019 3rd quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 12.8
Value 2019 4th quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 7.0
Value 2020 1st quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 5.5
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Noord-Holland (PV) -38.0
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Noord-Holland (PV) -23.1
Value 2019 3rd quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 10.8
Value 2019 4th quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 6.1
Value 2020 1st quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 7.5
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Zuid-Holland (PV) -30.7
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Zuid-Holland (PV) -18.0
Value 2019 3rd quarter Zeeland (PV) 6.3
Value 2019 4th quarter Zeeland (PV) 3.6
Value 2020 1st quarter Zeeland (PV) 2.8
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Zeeland (PV) -33.1
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Zeeland (PV) -13.1
Value 2019 3rd quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 7.5
Value 2019 4th quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 5.9
Value 2020 1st quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 5.6
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Noord-Brabant (PV) -30.5
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Noord-Brabant (PV) -16.1
Value 2019 3rd quarter Limburg (PV) 3.8
Value 2019 4th quarter Limburg (PV) -1.8
Value 2020 1st quarter Limburg (PV) -2.0
Value 2020 2nd quarter* Limburg (PV) -38.0
Value 2020 3rd quarter* Limburg (PV) -19.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter The Netherlands .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter The Netherlands .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter The Netherlands .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* The Netherlands .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* The Netherlands .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Groningen (PV) 1.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Groningen (PV) 0.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Groningen (PV) -10.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Groningen (PV) -32.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Groningen (PV) -22.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Friesland (PV) 2.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Friesland (PV) -1.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Friesland (PV) 1.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Friesland (PV) -30.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Friesland (PV) -20.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Drenthe (PV) 2.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Drenthe (PV) -4.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Drenthe (PV) -8.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Drenthe (PV) -44.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Drenthe (PV) -30.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Overijssel (PV) 6.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Overijssel (PV) 3.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Overijssel (PV) 1.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Overijssel (PV) -35.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Overijssel (PV) -20.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Flevoland (PV) 0.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Flevoland (PV) -0.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Flevoland (PV) -3.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Flevoland (PV) -36.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Flevoland (PV) -23.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Gelderland (PV) 7.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Gelderland (PV) 5.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Gelderland (PV) 4.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Gelderland (PV) -37.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Gelderland (PV) -21.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Utrecht (PV) 8.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Utrecht (PV) 3.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Utrecht (PV) -2.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Utrecht (PV) -38.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Utrecht (PV) -26.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 10.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 5.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 3.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Noord-Holland (PV) -40.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Noord-Holland (PV) -25.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 8.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 4.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 5.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Zuid-Holland (PV) -33.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Zuid-Holland (PV) -20.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Zeeland (PV) 1.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Zeeland (PV) -0.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Zeeland (PV) -3.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Zeeland (PV) -39.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Zeeland (PV) -20.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 5.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 3.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 3.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Noord-Brabant (PV) -33.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Noord-Brabant (PV) -18.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Limburg (PV) 0.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Limburg (PV) -4.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Limburg (PV) -5.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Limburg (PV) -42.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Limburg (PV) -23.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter The Netherlands .
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter The Netherlands .
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter The Netherlands .
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* The Netherlands .
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* The Netherlands .
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Groningen (PV) 8.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Groningen (PV) 7.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Groningen (PV) -1.1
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Groningen (PV) -19.4
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Groningen (PV) -10.0
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Friesland (PV) 13.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Friesland (PV) 8.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Friesland (PV) 11.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Friesland (PV) -18.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Friesland (PV) -9.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Drenthe (PV) 13.0
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Drenthe (PV) 6.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Drenthe (PV) 5.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Drenthe (PV) -30.3
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Drenthe (PV) -16.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Overijssel (PV) 12.3
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Overijssel (PV) 8.9
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Overijssel (PV) 7.9
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Overijssel (PV) -27.4
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Overijssel (PV) -11.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Flevoland (PV) 13.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Flevoland (PV) 10.1
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Flevoland (PV) 9.0
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Flevoland (PV) -21.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Flevoland (PV) -9.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Gelderland (PV) 12.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Gelderland (PV) 10.1
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Gelderland (PV) 10.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Gelderland (PV) -30.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Gelderland (PV) -15.3
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Utrecht (PV) 13.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Utrecht (PV) 8.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Utrecht (PV) 5.3
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Utrecht (PV) -30.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Utrecht (PV) -19.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 14.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 8.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Noord-Holland (PV) 7.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Noord-Holland (PV) -35.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Noord-Holland (PV) -20.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 12.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 7.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Zuid-Holland (PV) 9.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Zuid-Holland (PV) -28.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Zuid-Holland (PV) -15.4
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Zeeland (PV) 11.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Zeeland (PV) 8.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Zeeland (PV) 8.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Zeeland (PV) -26.3
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Zeeland (PV) -5.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 9.4
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 7.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Noord-Brabant (PV) 7.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Noord-Brabant (PV) -27.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Noord-Brabant (PV) -13.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3rd quarter Limburg (PV) 6.9
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4th quarter Limburg (PV) 1.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 1st quarter Limburg (PV) 1.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2nd quarter* Limburg (PV) -33.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3rd quarter* Limburg (PV) -15.1
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on business confidence. Business confidence is a mood indicator that indicates the direction in which the economy (the gross domestic product, GDP) is expected to develop. When assessing the outcomes, it can be assumed that the more optimistic or pessimistic the entrepreneurs are, the more the value of business confidence will deviate positively or negatively from the zero line and the greater the expectation is that the development of the GDP in the coming months will increase or decrease.
Business confidence in a province is a weighted average of the confidence indicators of the underlying industries / sectors that together form a representative reflection of the total Dutch business community.

Data available from: 1st Quarter 2014

Changes as of August 13 2020:
The results of the 3rd quarter 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Figures of the 4th quarter 2020 are expected to be published at mid-November, 2020.

Description topics

Business confidence
Business confidence
Sentiment indicator for private enterprises for the short-term development of the gross domestic product based on opinions and expectations of private companies.