Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Margins Sector/Branches Periods Expectations investments Investments current year (%) Expectations investments Investments next year (%) Economic climate Economic climate last 3 months (%) Economic climate Economic climate next 3 months (%)
Value All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2022 2nd quarter 10.2 . -9.7 -6.7
Value A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 2nd quarter -0.7 . -27.2 -20.8
Value B Mining and quarrying 2022 2nd quarter -8.1 . -1.7 -1.6
Value C Manufacturing 2022 2nd quarter 16.0 . -14.4 -10.2
Value 10 Manufacture of food products 2022 2nd quarter 6.4 . -23.6 -9.4
Value 11 Manufacture of beverages 2022 2nd quarter 50.5 . 17.4 6.6
Value 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2022 2nd quarter . . . .
Value 13 Manufacture of textiles 2022 2nd quarter 22.0 . -19.5 3.1
Value 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2022 2nd quarter 31.3 . 14.6 1.3
Value 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2022 2nd quarter 25.5 . -39.1 -23.7
Value 16 Manufacture of wood products 2022 2nd quarter -7.8 . 2.4 -15.7
Value 17 Manufacture of paper 2022 2nd quarter 32.5 . -13.8 -18.7
Value 18 Printing and reproduction 2022 2nd quarter 22.9 . -5.3 -16.5
Value 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 2nd quarter 47.3 . 9.6 -8.4
Value 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 2nd quarter 14.2 . -5.5 -5.9
Value 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 2nd quarter -11.2 . -4.4 -7.4
Value 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2022 2nd quarter 14.6 . -19.6 -28.3
Value 23 Manufacture of building materials 2022 2nd quarter 6.2 . -29.6 -24.8
Value 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2022 2nd quarter 50.9 . -54.6 -43.5
Value 25 Manufacture of metal products 2022 2nd quarter 16.7 . -6.4 -13.6
Value 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 2nd quarter 29.5 . 4.4 -6.4
Value 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 2nd quarter 18.7 . -8.5 8.9
Value 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 2nd quarter 26.6 . -13.5 -5.2
Value 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2022 2nd quarter -6.9 . -41.2 -9.3
Value 30 Manufacture of other transport 2022 2nd quarter 24.0 . -9.2 5.4
Value 31 Manufacture of furniture 2022 2nd quarter 18.5 . -11.8 -7.8
Value 32 Manufacture of other products 2022 2nd quarter -0.3 . 0.0 -4.1
Value 33 Repair and installation of machinery 2022 2nd quarter 6.8 . -13.3 -4.5
Value G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 2nd quarter 10.7 . -8.2 -4.4
Value 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2022 2nd quarter 1.5 . -9.7 -21.7
Value 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2022 2nd quarter 18.6 . -4.0 0.3
Value 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2022 2nd quarter 4.3 . -12.4 -5.6
Value H Transportation and storage 2022 2nd quarter 28.2 . -1.8 -0.4
Value 49 Land transport 2022 2nd quarter 12.7 . 4.6 7.0
Value 50 Water transport 2022 2nd quarter -0.5 . -8.3 0.9
Value 51 Air transport 2022 2nd quarter 89.3 . 90.7 -88.3
Value 52 Warehousing, services for transport 2022 2nd quarter 28.8 . 3.3 2.5
Value 53 Postal and courier activities 2022 2nd quarter 68.1 . -78.3 4.7
Value I Accommodation and food serving 2022 2nd quarter 14.6 . 20.4 26.6
Value 55 Accommodation 2022 2nd quarter 11.0 . 26.2 57.3
Value 56 Food and beverage service activities 2022 2nd quarter 15.8 . 18.6 16.9
Value J Information and communication 2022 2nd quarter 13.7 . 3.7 3.4
Value 58 Publishing 2022 2nd quarter 32.5 . -0.1 3.8
Value 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2022 2nd quarter 2.0 . 18.3 12.9
Value 60 Programming and broadcasting 2022 2nd quarter -10.5 . 3.9 -1.1
Value 61 Telecommunications 2022 2nd quarter 42.8 . -23.3 -26.9
Value 62 Support activities in the field of IT 2022 2nd quarter 9.7 . 6.7 6.3
Value 63 Information service activities 2022 2nd quarter 9.7 . 7.8 13.0
Value L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 2nd quarter 25.1 . -10.4 -6.8
Value 68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 2nd quarter 25.1 . -10.4 -6.8
Value M Other specialised business services 2022 2nd quarter 6.9 . -1.9 -0.2
Value 69 Legal services, administration etc. 2022 2nd quarter 3.5 . 3.8 2.7
Value 70 Holding companies (not financial) 2022 2nd quarter 11.4 . 0.6 4.0
Value 71 Architects, technical services etc. 2022 2nd quarter 13.2 . -9.9 -6.2
Value 72 Research and development 2022 2nd quarter -0.3 . -1.6 -4.5
Value 73 Advertising and market research 2022 2nd quarter 5.4 . 0.5 4.4
Value 74 Other specialised business services 2022 2nd quarter 4.1 . 5.2 15.0
Value 75 Veterinary activities 2022 2nd quarter -10.9 . -10.9 -16.3
Value N Renting and other business support 2022 2nd quarter 5.9 . 5.8 7.9
Value 77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2022 2nd quarter 7.7 . 0.4 13.9
Value 78 Employment activities 2022 2nd quarter 7.5 . 13.9 13.5
Value 79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2022 2nd quarter 34.0 . 66.8 39.1
Value 80 Security and investigation 2022 2nd quarter 17.2 . 0.7 0.7
Value 81 Cleaning activities, gardening etc. 2022 2nd quarter 0.4 . -1.2 1.6
Value 82 Other business services 2022 2nd quarter -1.0 . -4.0 3.6
Value R Culture, sports and recreation 2022 2nd quarter 14.3 . 24.5 29.8
Value 90 Arts 2022 2nd quarter 16.1 . 34.8 44.4
Value 91 Libraries, museums, zoos etc 2022 2nd quarter 0.8 . 10.7 26.7
Value 92 Lotteries and betting 2022 2nd quarter -6.2 . 38.8 44.2
Value 93 Sports and recreation 2022 2nd quarter 24.0 . 25.3 24.2
Value S Other service activities 2022 2nd quarter -2.5 . -5.2 2.9
Value 94 Membership organisations 2022 2nd quarter -6.1 . 4.0 -0.3
Value 95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2022 2nd quarter 6.0 . -5.4 -10.6
Value 96 Other personal services 2022 2nd quarter -2.1 . -8.8 5.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2022 2nd quarter 8.8 . -11.0 -8.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 2nd quarter -8.8 . -34.8 -27.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval B Mining and quarrying 2022 2nd quarter -28.2 . -12.0 -10.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval C Manufacturing 2022 2nd quarter 13.5 . -16.7 -12.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2022 2nd quarter -0.8 . -30.0 -15.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 11 Manufacture of beverages 2022 2nd quarter 38.6 . 3.6 -7.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2022 2nd quarter . . . .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 13 Manufacture of textiles 2022 2nd quarter 11.5 . -34.1 -8.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2022 2nd quarter 4.0 . -9.0 -25.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2022 2nd quarter 3.8 . -50.4 -37.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2022 2nd quarter -27.1 . -13.9 -32.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 17 Manufacture of paper 2022 2nd quarter 16.2 . -25.2 -30.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2022 2nd quarter 0.7 . -23.0 -37.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 2nd quarter 37.0 . 3.5 -10.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 2nd quarter 5.1 . -13.6 -13.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 2nd quarter -23.1 . -12.5 -16.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2022 2nd quarter -0.5 . -31.8 -41.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 23 Manufacture of building materials 2022 2nd quarter -4.3 . -39.3 -34.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2022 2nd quarter 37.8 . -67.2 -58.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2022 2nd quarter 7.3 . -14.3 -21.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 2nd quarter 22.3 . 0.6 -12.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 2nd quarter 12.9 . -15.8 3.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 2nd quarter 20.4 . -19.0 -10.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2022 2nd quarter -16.4 . -52.3 -16.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 30 Manufacture of other transport 2022 2nd quarter 10.8 . -19.4 -3.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 31 Manufacture of furniture 2022 2nd quarter -0.3 . -23.8 -17.2
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 May 18, 2022:
The results for second quarter 2022 have been added.

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

Description topics

Expectations investments
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The investments in the current year will increase, remain the same, decrease compared with the previous year."
- "The investments next year will increase, remain unchanged or decrease, compared with the current year?"
Investments current year
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in investments minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in investments in the current year, compared with the previous year.
This balance provides insight into the development of investments in the current year.
Investments next year
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in investments minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in investments in the next year, compared with the current year.
This balance provides insight into the development of investments in the next year.
Economic climate
The weighted response rates on the statements:
- "The economic climate (business situation) for our business has improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months."
- "The economic climate (business situation) in the next three months for our company is expected to improve, remain unchanged or decline? "
Economic climate last 3 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.
Economic climate next 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the economic climate (business situation) in the next three months will improve minus the weighted response rate that it will decline.
This balance represents the expected development of the economic climate over the next three months compared with the previous three months.