Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Margins Sector/Branches Periods Turnover and selling prices Turnover next year (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year (%) Workforce Workforce next year (%) Expectations investments Investments current year (%) Expectations investments Investments next year (%)
Value All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 4th quarter 37.2 22.6 29.1 8.9 15.3
Value A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter 13.5 11.7 17.3 20.9 -1.3
Value B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter -3.9 22.4 -11.2 -18.8 37.4
Value C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 34.3 26.4 26.0 11.1 19.3
Value 10 Manufacture of food products 2021 4th quarter 34.4 29.5 20.9 11.7 8.2
Value 11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 4th quarter 58.1 52.6 3.1 23.8 64.7
Value 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021 4th quarter . . . . .
Value 13 Manufacture of textiles 2021 4th quarter 32.5 26.1 17.9 8.4 19.0
Value 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 4th quarter 52.5 40.5 6.0 13.4 -5.5
Value 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 4th quarter 62.2 48.9 42.0 31.7 35.4
Value 16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 4th quarter 29.8 3.2 25.3 7.2 -12.5
Value 17 Manufacture of paper 2021 4th quarter 47.3 34.5 27.5 16.2 6.6
Value 18 Printing and reproduction 2021 4th quarter 30.6 18.6 20.7 7.8 28.4
Value 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 4th quarter 19.4 18.9 2.1 0.9 21.0
Value 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 4th quarter 36.4 31.5 18.2 21.5 27.7
Value 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 4th quarter 17.3 20.8 6.4 2.5 2.3
Value 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 4th quarter 39.5 30.8 24.6 11.4 31.6
Value 23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 4th quarter 31.9 11.7 16.7 18.2 20.0
Value 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 4th quarter -4.5 -7.2 16.8 8.1 51.3
Value 25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 4th quarter 27.4 13.1 24.4 7.8 21.8
Value 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 4th quarter 8.4 15.1 20.1 21.5 5.0
Value 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 49.3 30.5 29.7 -0.1 14.2
Value 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 4th quarter 48.0 42.1 43.2 23.2 35.4
Value 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 4th quarter 39.1 39.7 40.7 -51.1 -16.5
Value 30 Manufacture of other transport 2021 4th quarter 49.5 41.0 53.8 24.8 45.4
Value 31 Manufacture of furniture 2021 4th quarter 23.1 18.9 25.8 12.3 19.2
Value 32 Manufacture of other products 2021 4th quarter 32.3 26.2 11.7 -0.6 2.1
Value 33 Repair and installation of machinery 2021 4th quarter 38.8 23.6 31.9 11.4 8.8
Value G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 4th quarter 38.7 31.5 26.5 11.1 17.3
Value 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2021 4th quarter 24.1 . 14.5 9.4 13.0
Value 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2021 4th quarter 49.7 31.5 34.8 12.8 21.3
Value 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2021 4th quarter 30.2 . 20.3 9.7 13.9
Value H Transportation and storage 2021 4th quarter 49.1 27.2 28.3 12.2 26.7
Value 49 Land transport 2021 4th quarter 52.8 18.1 30.4 9.9 15.6
Value 50 Water transport 2021 4th quarter 17.0 10.6 14.9 11.9 10.8
Value 51 Air transport 2021 4th quarter 94.9 88.3 42.3 -81.1 90.7
Value 52 Warehousing, services for transport 2021 4th quarter 25.3 14.9 29.8 14.9 15.6
Value 53 Postal and courier activities 2021 4th quarter 80.6 71.3 9.9 78.8 74.8
Value I Accommodation and food serving 2021 4th quarter 58.2 . 39.5 2.0 26.0
Value 55 Accommodation 2021 4th quarter 58.9 . 26.7 3.5 23.4
Value 56 Food and beverage service activities 2021 4th quarter 58.0 . 43.8 1.5 26.8
Value J Information and communication 2021 4th quarter 40.5 18.1 38.7 10.1 11.5
Value 58 Publishing 2021 4th quarter 35.5 -0.9 9.8 18.6 39.9
Value 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2021 4th quarter 48.7 . 39.3 17.2 15.5
Value 60 Programming and broadcasting 2021 4th quarter -1.2 . 1.8 3.9 -3.0
Value 61 Telecommunications 2021 4th quarter 12.3 6.6 -57.9 6.5 8.1
Value 62 Support activities in the field of IT 2021 4th quarter 45.4 20.0 55.2 8.7 8.2
Value 63 Information service activities 2021 4th quarter 50.0 41.5 63.2 20.5 24.5
Value L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 4th quarter 20.3 . 14.9 13.5 28.3
Value 68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 4th quarter 20.3 . 14.9 13.5 28.3
Value M Other specialised business services 2021 4th quarter 39.6 19.9 39.8 11.1 10.0
Value 69 Legal services, administration etc. 2021 4th quarter 37.0 16.2 33.0 16.2 -1.0
Value 70 Holding companies (not financial) 2021 4th quarter 46.9 18.4 56.6 10.7 11.3
Value 71 Architects, technical services etc. 2021 4th quarter 38.3 21.4 38.4 3.4 12.9
Value 72 Research and development 2021 4th quarter 34.9 26.5 53.5 34.0 28.8
Value 73 Advertising and market research 2021 4th quarter 38.8 20.6 26.2 -1.3 5.8
Value 74 Other specialised business services 2021 4th quarter 49.3 27.4 33.6 4.5 14.8
Value 75 Veterinary activities 2021 4th quarter 42.0 1.4 29.0 10.2 13.0
Value N Renting and other business support 2021 4th quarter 43.2 4.9 37.1 4.9 15.2
Value 77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2021 4th quarter 45.2 17.1 41.9 5.4 24.0
Value 78 Employment activities 2021 4th quarter 55.8 2.3 35.0 2.2 6.8
Value 79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2021 4th quarter 98.6 . 68.9 -3.6 57.2
Value 80 Security and investigation 2021 4th quarter 41.3 0.0 47.9 12.0 8.4
Value 81 Cleaning activities, gardening etc. 2021 4th quarter 38.6 1.6 34.0 6.8 17.3
Value 82 Other business services 2021 4th quarter 6.7 13.4 24.1 3.2 4.9
Value R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 4th quarter 65.7 . 34.7 9.0 31.9
Value 90 Arts 2021 4th quarter 69.4 . 48.5 17.7 20.3
Value 91 Libraries, museums, zoos etc 2021 4th quarter 64.7 . 29.3 10.2 29.5
Value 92 Lotteries and betting 2021 4th quarter 85.9 . 33.8 19.1 56.7
Value 93 Sports and recreation 2021 4th quarter 59.9 . 32.3 3.1 30.7
Value S Other service activities 2021 4th quarter 26.2 6.0 12.1 4.8 4.9
Value 94 Membership organisations 2021 4th quarter 9.6 . 19.1 9.6 9.6
Value 95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2021 4th quarter 9.4 6.0 7.6 7.5 -18.2
Value 96 Other personal services 2021 4th quarter 32.4 . 11.0 3.3 6.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 4th quarter 35.9 21.2 27.8 7.7 14.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter 6.1 5.8 11.6 13.4 -9.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter -27.3 11.2 -31.6 -37.3 22.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 31.7 24.0 23.8 8.3 16.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2021 4th quarter 28.5 24.1 15.7 5.1 1.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 4th quarter 48.2 47.4 -1.9 15.1 56.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021 4th quarter . . . . .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 13 Manufacture of textiles 2021 4th quarter 20.6 16.5 9.5 -3.1 8.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 4th quarter 33.4 22.1 -14.2 -7.9 -20.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 4th quarter 50.2 33.8 26.3 14.9 13.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 4th quarter 14.1 -8.2 14.2 -8.7 -27.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 17 Manufacture of paper 2021 4th quarter 33.8 21.5 12.2 -0.3 -10.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2021 4th quarter 9.8 0.0 3.4 -13.2 9.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 4th quarter 8.9 8.5 1.1 -2.0 13.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 4th quarter 29.0 23.9 12.2 13.2 19.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 4th quarter 5.5 9.4 -7.2 -15.4 -12.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 4th quarter 26.0 18.3 11.7 -1.8 17.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 4th quarter 23.1 5.9 9.6 10.0 11.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 4th quarter -13.7 -16.0 11.9 3.0 38.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 4th quarter 19.1 5.8 18.3 -0.1 13.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 4th quarter -0.5 9.0 12.4 15.0 0.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 42.3 24.5 22.7 -7.0 7.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 4th quarter 40.9 35.4 37.0 15.9 28.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 4th quarter 26.2 26.7 31.4 -61.7 -39.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 30 Manufacture of other transport 2021 4th quarter 38.4 31.3 43.9 14.1 34.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 31 Manufacture of furniture 2021 4th quarter 6.1 3.6 12.2 -3.7 3.4
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 November 12, 2021:
The results for fourth quarter 2021 have been added.

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

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? ".
Turnover next year
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 year.
Foreign turnover next year
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 year.
Workforce
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The staff in the last three months has
increased, remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "The staff will in the next three months
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
- "The staff will in the next year
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
Workforce next year
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected
increase in staff strength minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in staff strength in the next year.
This balance provides insight into the development of staff strength in the next year.
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.