Business Survey Netherlands; key figures


This table contains information (including uncertainty margins) about the opinion 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 business community. 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. In answering questions relating to developments in the past three months and to expectations for the next three months, entrepreneurs are asked to make a comparison with the preceding three-month period.


Status of the figures: All data are definite.

Data available from: 1st quarter 2016

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

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

Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Margins Sector/Branches Periods Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three months (%)
Value All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 2nd quarter -6.8
Value A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 2nd quarter -25.3
Value B Mining and quarrying 2020 2nd quarter -6.4
Value C Manufacturing 2020 2nd quarter -5.4
Value 10 Manufacture of food products 2020 2nd quarter -7.1
Value 11 Manufacture of beverages 2020 2nd quarter 0.0
Value 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2020 2nd quarter .
Value 13 Manufacture of textiles 2020 2nd quarter 3.8
Value 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2020 2nd quarter -13.0
Value 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2020 2nd quarter -19.4
Value 16 Manufacture of wood products 2020 2nd quarter -6.9
Value 17 Manufacture of paper 2020 2nd quarter -10.2
Value 18 Printing and reproduction 2020 2nd quarter -15.8
Value 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020 2nd quarter -36.0
Value 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020 2nd quarter -12.9
Value 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020 2nd quarter 4.8
Value 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020 2nd quarter 0.3
Value 23 Manufacture of building materials 2020 2nd quarter -0.6
Value 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020 2nd quarter -7.3
Value 25 Manufacture of metal products 2020 2nd quarter -13.1
Value 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020 2nd quarter 5.1
Value 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020 2nd quarter 2.2
Value 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020 2nd quarter 0.0
Value 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020 2nd quarter -5.6
Value 30 Manufacture of other transport 2020 2nd quarter 1.0
Value 31 Manufacture of furniture 2020 2nd quarter 0.0
Value 32 Manufacture of other products 2020 2nd quarter -0.3
Value 33 Repair and installation of machinery 2020 2nd quarter -7.4
Value G Wholesale and retail trade 2020 2nd quarter -3.1
Value 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020 2nd quarter -13.1
Value 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2020 2nd quarter -1.7
Value 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2020 2nd quarter -2.3
Value H Transportation and storage 2020 2nd quarter -11.4
Value 49 Land transport 2020 2nd quarter -12.5
Value 50 Water transport 2020 2nd quarter -24.0
Value 51 Air transport 2020 2nd quarter -51.9
Value 52 Warehousing, services for transport 2020 2nd quarter -1.2
Value 53 Postal and courier activities 2020 2nd quarter 0.0
Value I Accommodation and food serving 2020 2nd quarter -19.6
Value 55 Accommodation 2020 2nd quarter -53.6
Value 56 Food and beverage service activities 2020 2nd quarter -7.7
Value J Information and communication 2020 2nd quarter -5.3
Value 58 Publishing 2020 2nd quarter -5.8
Value 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2020 2nd quarter -23.6
Value 60 Programming and broadcasting 2020 2nd quarter -15.0
Value 61 Telecommunications 2020 2nd quarter -2.0
Value 62 Support activities in the field of IT 2020 2nd quarter -4.3
Value 63 Information service activities 2020 2nd quarter -5.5
Value L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 2nd quarter -6.0
Value 68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 2nd quarter -6.0
Value M Other specialised business services 2020 2nd quarter -9.9
Value 69 Legal services, administration etc. 2020 2nd quarter -8.9
Value 70 Holding companies (not financial) 2020 2nd quarter -14.8
Value 71 Architects, technical services etc. 2020 2nd quarter -5.2
Value 72 Research and development 2020 2nd quarter -9.9
Value 73 Advertising and market research 2020 2nd quarter -21.6
Value 74 Other specialised business services 2020 2nd quarter -10.5
Value 75 Veterinary activities 2020 2nd quarter 9.7
Value N Renting and other business support 2020 2nd quarter -9.9
Value 77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2020 2nd quarter -5.7
Value 78 Employment activities 2020 2nd quarter -4.3
Value 79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2020 2nd quarter -44.3
Value 80 Security and investigation 2020 2nd quarter 17.4
Value 81 Cleaning activities, gardening etc. 2020 2nd quarter -12.8
Value 82 Other business services 2020 2nd quarter -20.3
Value R Culture, sports and recreation 2020 2nd quarter -10.2
Value 90 Arts 2020 2nd quarter -25.0
Value 91 Libraries, museums, zoos etc 2020 2nd quarter 5.0
Value 92 Lotteries and betting 2020 2nd quarter -4.9
Value 93 Sports and recreation 2020 2nd quarter -12.1
Value S Other service activities 2020 2nd quarter -7.0
Value 94 Membership organisations 2020 2nd quarter 0.0
Value 95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2020 2nd quarter -12.8
Value 96 Other personal services 2020 2nd quarter -7.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 2nd quarter -7.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 2nd quarter -31.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval B Mining and quarrying 2020 2nd quarter -13.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval C Manufacturing 2020 2nd quarter -6.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2020 2nd quarter -11.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 11 Manufacture of beverages 2020 2nd quarter 0.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2020 2nd quarter .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 13 Manufacture of textiles 2020 2nd quarter -3.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2020 2nd quarter -26.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2020 2nd quarter -29.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2020 2nd quarter -14.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 17 Manufacture of paper 2020 2nd quarter -17.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2020 2nd quarter -27.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020 2nd quarter -44.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020 2nd quarter -19.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020 2nd quarter -2.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020 2nd quarter -8.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 23 Manufacture of building materials 2020 2nd quarter -5.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020 2nd quarter -9.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2020 2nd quarter -18.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020 2nd quarter 2.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020 2nd quarter -0.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020 2nd quarter -2.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020 2nd quarter -9.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 30 Manufacture of other transport 2020 2nd quarter -1.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 31 Manufacture of furniture 2020 2nd quarter -14.2
Source: CBS.
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