Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Margins Sector/Branches Periods Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months (%)
Value All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 3rd quarter 0.5
Value A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 3rd quarter 0.8
Value B Mining and quarrying 2020 3rd quarter -0.3
Value C Manufacturing 2020 3rd quarter -1.4
Value 10 Manufacture of food products 2020 3rd quarter -0.1
Value 11 Manufacture of beverages 2020 3rd quarter 11.1
Value 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2020 3rd quarter .
Value 13 Manufacture of textiles 2020 3rd quarter -4.4
Value 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2020 3rd quarter 16.2
Value 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2020 3rd quarter -3.1
Value 16 Manufacture of wood products 2020 3rd quarter -3.6
Value 17 Manufacture of paper 2020 3rd quarter -14.6
Value 18 Printing and reproduction 2020 3rd quarter -13.4
Value 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020 3rd quarter 9.7
Value 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020 3rd quarter 0.1
Value 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020 3rd quarter 8.2
Value 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020 3rd quarter 1.9
Value 23 Manufacture of building materials 2020 3rd quarter 2.7
Value 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020 3rd quarter -7.7
Value 25 Manufacture of metal products 2020 3rd quarter -9.8
Value 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020 3rd quarter -3.2
Value 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020 3rd quarter -3.7
Value 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020 3rd quarter -0.5
Value 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020 3rd quarter 17.9
Value 30 Manufacture of other transport 2020 3rd quarter 1.7
Value 31 Manufacture of furniture 2020 3rd quarter 1.3
Value 32 Manufacture of other products 2020 3rd quarter 0.4
Value 33 Repair and installation of machinery 2020 3rd quarter -1.4
Value G Wholesale and retail trade 2020 3rd quarter -0.7
Value 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020 3rd quarter -0.8
Value 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2020 3rd quarter 1.0
Value 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2020 3rd quarter -2.5
Value H Transportation and storage 2020 3rd quarter -2.9
Value 49 Land transport 2020 3rd quarter -3.4
Value 50 Water transport 2020 3rd quarter -9.7
Value 51 Air transport 2020 3rd quarter -1.8
Value 52 Warehousing, services for transport 2020 3rd quarter -1.6
Value 53 Postal and courier activities 2020 3rd quarter -1.1
Value I Accommodation and food serving 2020 3rd quarter 8.2
Value 55 Accommodation 2020 3rd quarter 25.3
Value 56 Food and beverage service activities 2020 3rd quarter 2.2
Value J Information and communication 2020 3rd quarter -3.0
Value 58 Publishing 2020 3rd quarter -2.2
Value 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2020 3rd quarter -11.9
Value 60 Programming and broadcasting 2020 3rd quarter -10.7
Value 61 Telecommunications 2020 3rd quarter 30.8
Value 62 Support activities in the field of IT 2020 3rd quarter -6.6
Value 63 Information service activities 2020 3rd quarter -14.9
Value L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 3rd quarter 22.5
Value 68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 3rd quarter 22.5
Value M Other specialised business services 2020 3rd quarter 0.7
Value 69 Legal services, administration etc. 2020 3rd quarter 10.0
Value 70 Holding companies (not financial) 2020 3rd quarter -6.5
Value 71 Architects, technical services etc. 2020 3rd quarter -1.4
Value 72 Research and development 2020 3rd quarter 1.4
Value 73 Advertising and market research 2020 3rd quarter -8.9
Value 74 Other specialised business services 2020 3rd quarter 2.2
Value 75 Veterinary activities 2020 3rd quarter 0.0
Value N Renting and other business support 2020 3rd quarter 1.1
Value 77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2020 3rd quarter -4.8
Value 78 Employment activities 2020 3rd quarter 2.8
Value 79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2020 3rd quarter 11.4
Value 80 Security and investigation 2020 3rd quarter 0.0
Value 81 Cleaning activities, gardening etc. 2020 3rd quarter 1.5
Value 82 Other business services 2020 3rd quarter -3.4
Value R Culture, sports and recreation 2020 3rd quarter -2.6
Value 90 Arts 2020 3rd quarter -13.4
Value 91 Libraries, museums, zoos etc 2020 3rd quarter 5.3
Value 92 Lotteries and betting 2020 3rd quarter -5.9
Value 93 Sports and recreation 2020 3rd quarter -1.3
Value S Other service activities 2020 3rd quarter 9.8
Value 94 Membership organisations 2020 3rd quarter 0.0
Value 95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2020 3rd quarter 4.1
Value 96 Other personal services 2020 3rd quarter 12.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 3rd quarter -0.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 3rd quarter -4.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval B Mining and quarrying 2020 3rd quarter -4.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval C Manufacturing 2020 3rd quarter -2.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2020 3rd quarter -4.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 11 Manufacture of beverages 2020 3rd quarter 4.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2020 3rd quarter .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 13 Manufacture of textiles 2020 3rd quarter -11.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2020 3rd quarter -1.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2020 3rd quarter -7.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2020 3rd quarter -12.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 17 Manufacture of paper 2020 3rd quarter -22.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2020 3rd quarter -25.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020 3rd quarter 2.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020 3rd quarter -3.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020 3rd quarter -1.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020 3rd quarter -3.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 23 Manufacture of building materials 2020 3rd quarter -1.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020 3rd quarter -10.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2020 3rd quarter -14.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020 3rd quarter -5.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020 3rd quarter -8.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020 3rd quarter -2.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020 3rd quarter 6.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 30 Manufacture of other transport 2020 3rd quarter 0.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 31 Manufacture of furniture 2020 3rd quarter -7.2
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


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

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

Description topics

Turnover and selling prices
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "Our turnover / marketing in the last three months increased
remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "Our turnover / marketing in the next three months will grow,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our total turnover will increase in the next year,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our foreign turnover / marketing in the last three months increased remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "Our foreign turnover will increase over the next three months,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our foreign turnover will increase in the next year,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our selling prices / rates over the next three months
will increase, remain unchanged or decrease? ".
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.