Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Margins Sector/Branches Periods Orders (intake and placed) Order intake last three months (%) Orders (intake and placed) Expected order intake next three months (%) Orders (intake and placed) Export orders next three months (%) Orders (intake and placed) Purchase orders next three months (%) Orders (intake and placed) Assessment order position (%)
Value All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 4th quarter 19.7 17.6 11.7 17.3 5.6
Value A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter . . . 19.5 .
Value B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter 9.2 13.7 12.8 . -2.4
Value C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 20.1 20.0 15.1 22.8 11.9
Value 10 Manufacture of food products 2021 4th quarter 16.6 24.7 17.8 24.5 1.2
Value 11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 4th quarter 27.0 3.8 13.3 13.3 -20.1
Value 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021 4th quarter . . . . .
Value 13 Manufacture of textiles 2021 4th quarter 9.0 -0.6 -4.3 -1.7 -1.7
Value 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 4th quarter 4.6 22.4 22.4 19.4 -12.8
Value 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 4th quarter 14.9 16.2 8.3 29.9 -9.7
Value 16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 4th quarter 9.3 2.6 -7.5 21.8 16.1
Value 17 Manufacture of paper 2021 4th quarter 33.2 19.2 12.8 23.6 38.2
Value 18 Printing and reproduction 2021 4th quarter 17.4 40.6 20.5 30.3 -5.7
Value 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 4th quarter 16.5 -2.9 11.4 -2.3 2.5
Value 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 4th quarter 13.0 12.7 8.9 11.9 5.7
Value 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 4th quarter -10.4 14.7 21.6 12.4 -7.8
Value 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 4th quarter 25.8 13.8 8.9 18.2 25.3
Value 23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 4th quarter -12.1 34.4 14.8 33.8 3.2
Value 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 4th quarter 24.3 -15.9 -26.1 54.2 -9.5
Value 25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 4th quarter 23.4 16.1 6.8 15.0 18.6
Value 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 4th quarter 36.6 10.2 13.1 0.3 26.5
Value 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 21.9 45.4 28.4 31.6 25.5
Value 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 4th quarter 36.7 38.8 38.8 44.5 27.9
Value 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 4th quarter 10.2 -1.5 3.0 -0.7 8.0
Value 30 Manufacture of other transport 2021 4th quarter 37.2 24.0 36.2 37.5 23.4
Value 31 Manufacture of furniture 2021 4th quarter 12.4 5.5 10.8 19.0 25.7
Value 32 Manufacture of other products 2021 4th quarter 18.8 28.8 22.7 24.9 4.2
Value 33 Repair and installation of machinery 2021 4th quarter 3.6 18.0 6.1 11.2 -8.5
Value G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 4th quarter 24.1 25.9 19.6 24.3 10.1
Value 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2021 4th quarter . . . 10.6 .
Value 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2021 4th quarter 24.1 25.9 19.6 23.0 10.1
Value 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2021 4th quarter . . . 29.0 .
Value H Transportation and storage 2021 4th quarter 14.7 14.6 6.4 9.4 -1.5
Value 49 Land transport 2021 4th quarter 8.8 24.5 7.9 13.4 7.5
Value 50 Water transport 2021 4th quarter 3.4 9.5 8.5 8.0 -10.0
Value 51 Air transport 2021 4th quarter 85.5 -7.7 -6.6 -7.7 -86.6
Value 52 Warehousing, services for transport 2021 4th quarter 13.5 6.5 8.8 7.7 3.7
Value 53 Postal and courier activities 2021 4th quarter 2.3 7.5 0.0 7.5 1.8
Value I Accommodation and food serving 2021 4th quarter 34.9 0.7 . 2.8 -21.2
Value 55 Accommodation 2021 4th quarter 43.0 -13.2 . -11.8 -20.6
Value 56 Food and beverage service activities 2021 4th quarter 32.1 5.3 . 7.7 -21.4
Value J Information and communication 2021 4th quarter 11.6 27.2 7.4 13.1 1.5
Value 58 Publishing 2021 4th quarter 18.1 17.7 -9.0 28.9 -27.7
Value 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2021 4th quarter 16.7 22.3 . 23.9 10.6
Value 60 Programming and broadcasting 2021 4th quarter 16.4 33.6 . 24.3 15.1
Value 61 Telecommunications 2021 4th quarter 4.7 9.5 5.2 7.2 -0.9
Value 62 Support activities in the field of IT 2021 4th quarter 10.1 29.6 8.2 10.1 4.8
Value 63 Information service activities 2021 4th quarter 28.2 41.8 24.4 27.2 -9.0
Value L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 4th quarter -1.5 1.7 . 4.3 -3.5
Value 68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 4th quarter -1.5 1.7 . 4.3 -3.5
Value M Other specialised business services 2021 4th quarter 10.3 24.7 10.4 15.9 2.5
Value 69 Legal services, administration etc. 2021 4th quarter 1.7 25.8 10.0 15.2 11.3
Value 70 Holding companies (not financial) 2021 4th quarter 22.2 30.3 10.9 12.4 -1.0
Value 71 Architects, technical services etc. 2021 4th quarter 8.0 24.6 11.5 12.8 0.4
Value 72 Research and development 2021 4th quarter 28.1 16.5 9.9 30.3 7.2
Value 73 Advertising and market research 2021 4th quarter 6.3 26.4 11.6 20.0 -12.2
Value 74 Other specialised business services 2021 4th quarter 3.8 29.5 12.0 17.0 -3.5
Value 75 Veterinary activities 2021 4th quarter 11.6 -7.2 -11.6 0.0 0.1
Value N Renting and other business support 2021 4th quarter 22.9 16.3 3.1 8.8 -0.5
Value 77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2021 4th quarter 22.9 18.6 6.2 12.9 -6.4
Value 78 Employment activities 2021 4th quarter 34.5 32.4 3.3 3.1 5.1
Value 79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2021 4th quarter 71.6 -2.1 . 18.6 -44.7
Value 80 Security and investigation 2021 4th quarter 18.2 -0.3 0.0 17.7 6.0
Value 81 Cleaning activities, gardening etc. 2021 4th quarter 12.1 11.6 0.6 5.7 3.1
Value 82 Other business services 2021 4th quarter 11.8 16.8 9.8 14.9 -1.3
Value R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 4th quarter 22.8 10.8 . 11.1 -12.2
Value 90 Arts 2021 4th quarter 37.3 37.3 . 37.0 -35.9
Value 91 Libraries, museums, zoos etc 2021 4th quarter 24.9 24.0 . 12.9 -10.1
Value 92 Lotteries and betting 2021 4th quarter 0.0 0.0 . -4.7 -4.7
Value 93 Sports and recreation 2021 4th quarter 22.6 -0.8 . 5.4 -6.9
Value S Other service activities 2021 4th quarter 6.8 4.0 7.4 7.0 -8.8
Value 94 Membership organisations 2021 4th quarter 19.2 19.2 . 9.6 2.8
Value 95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2021 4th quarter 8.4 -4.0 7.4 4.1 -9.2
Value 96 Other personal services 2021 4th quarter 3.6 1.3 . 6.7 -11.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 4th quarter 18.3 16.3 10.5 16.1 4.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter . . . 12.3 .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter 1.3 4.2 3.9 . -4.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 17.3 17.4 12.8 20.3 9.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2021 4th quarter 10.7 18.8 12.7 19.0 -2.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 4th quarter 20.8 -0.5 9.0 9.0 -25.1
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 -5.4 -13.1 -14.4 -12.8 -13.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 4th quarter -18.4 2.1 1.6 -6.4 -30.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 4th quarter -9.9 6.0 -8.5 16.2 -22.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 4th quarter -8.0 -13.4 -15.2 9.7 1.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 17 Manufacture of paper 2021 4th quarter 18.0 5.2 1.1 8.7 23.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2021 4th quarter -6.8 17.5 5.2 5.9 -28.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 4th quarter 10.0 -4.0 5.0 -3.5 1.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 4th quarter 4.0 5.7 2.4 5.3 0.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 4th quarter -24.0 2.0 9.9 -2.1 -18.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 4th quarter 12.3 0.7 -5.4 3.9 12.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 4th quarter -21.5 25.7 8.7 25.6 -3.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 4th quarter 18.8 -22.5 -34.5 42.5 -14.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 4th quarter 14.5 9.1 0.3 7.0 10.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 4th quarter 26.4 0.3 8.7 -7.7 19.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 13.2 38.6 22.2 24.6 18.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 4th quarter 28.5 31.7 32.1 37.5 20.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 4th quarter -13.4 -8.1 -3.1 -7.3 -15.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 30 Manufacture of other transport 2021 4th quarter 26.0 14.2 26.9 28.2 12.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 31 Manufacture of furniture 2021 4th quarter -7.9 -14.4 0.5 0.9 6.0
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

Orders (intake and placed)
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The value of the total orders received in the last three months
increased, remained unchanged or decreased? '.
- "The value of the intake of orders in the next three months
will increase, remaine unchanged or decrease? '.
- "The value of the intake of export orders in the next three
months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease? '.
- "The value of the orders we expect to place with suppliers in the next three months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "The total order book shows - during normal working hours - .. months of work? "
- "The total order position, we assess, given the time of year
as (too) large, normal or (too) small? "
- "The foreign order books, we assess, given the time of the years,
as (too) large, normal or (too) small? "
Order intake last three months
The weighted response rate of producers who reported an increase in orders received minus the weighted response rate of producers that reported a decrease. This balance gives insight into the development of value of the total orders received in the last three months.
Expected order intake next three months
The weighted response rate of producers who reported an increase in the intake orders received minus the weighted response rate of producers that reported a decrease. This balance gives insight into the development of value of the total intake of orders in the next three months.
Export orders next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected
increase of export orders minus the weighted response rate of
producers with an expected decrease. This balance provides insight
into the expected evolution of export orders in the next three months.
Purchase orders next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected
increase of purchase orders minus the weighted response rate of
producers with an expected decrease. This balance provides insight
into the expected evolution of purchase orders in the next three months.
Assessment order position
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that they consider the level of the order book as large, minus the rate of producers who consider the level as small.
This balance represents, compared to the previous balances, the current assessment of satisfaction of the producers about their order books.