Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Margins Sector/Branches Periods Turnover and selling prices Turnover next three months (%) Economic climate Economic climate next 3 months (%) Profitability Profitability last 3 months (%)
Lower bound 95% confidence interval All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 4th quarter 23.7 10.2 7.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter 0.2 -16.2 -13.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter 43.5 9.4 12.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 21.5 9.4 4.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2021 4th quarter 19.5 -0.4 -18.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 4th quarter -17.6 23.5 16.4
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 -0.9 0.2 -30.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 4th quarter 9.3 4.1 -24.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 4th quarter 5.5 25.0 6.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 4th quarter -10.6 -5.7 -23.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 17 Manufacture of paper 2021 4th quarter 6.6 -8.4 -15.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2021 4th quarter 8.5 2.1 -3.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 4th quarter -6.8 -6.4 -12.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 4th quarter 1.3 -4.4 -6.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 4th quarter 10.4 0.9 -8.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 4th quarter -5.0 -4.4 -12.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 4th quarter 26.4 -6.4 -18.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 4th quarter -4.1 32.9 38.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 4th quarter 13.7 -2.0 1.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 4th quarter 0.0 6.2 12.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 54.6 8.7 2.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 4th quarter 43.2 18.0 22.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 4th quarter 1.4 4.5 -19.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 30 Manufacture of other transport 2021 4th quarter 11.8 13.9 3.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 31 Manufacture of furniture 2021 4th quarter -3.7 1.2 -22.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 32 Manufacture of other products 2021 4th quarter 19.1 2.7 2.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 33 Repair and installation of machinery 2021 4th quarter 9.7 3.7 -5.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 4th quarter 21.5 9.7 3.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2021 4th quarter -8.7 -9.2 -11.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2021 4th quarter 23.6 15.8 6.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2021 4th quarter 21.0 3.5 -0.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval H Transportation and storage 2021 4th quarter 26.2 8.6 -5.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 49 Land transport 2021 4th quarter 35.8 17.0 -9.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 50 Water transport 2021 4th quarter -4.3 -3.5 -6.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 51 Air transport 2021 4th quarter -16.5 -95.5 88.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 52 Warehousing, services for transport 2021 4th quarter -3.3 -6.7 -3.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 53 Postal and courier activities 2021 4th quarter 72.5 64.7 -82.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval I Accommodation and food serving 2021 4th quarter -13.2 3.5 28.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 55 Accommodation 2021 4th quarter -39.1 -3.5 30.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 56 Food and beverage service activities 2021 4th quarter -8.8 2.3 23.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval J Information and communication 2021 4th quarter 31.0 16.4 9.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 58 Publishing 2021 4th quarter 8.8 2.8 -1.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2021 4th quarter 33.9 31.8 11.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 60 Programming and broadcasting 2021 4th quarter 50.5 11.6 -2.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 61 Telecommunications 2021 4th quarter 4.5 4.1 4.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 62 Support activities in the field of IT 2021 4th quarter 31.2 13.6 5.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 63 Information service activities 2021 4th quarter 21.6 28.4 15.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 4th quarter -0.1 -2.9 -5.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 4th quarter -0.1 -2.9 -5.3
Lower bound 95% confidence interval M Other specialised business services 2021 4th quarter 32.1 10.4 3.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 69 Legal services, administration etc. 2021 4th quarter 35.5 6.7 -1.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 70 Holding companies (not financial) 2021 4th quarter 23.2 22.4 -0.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 71 Architects, technical services etc. 2021 4th quarter 23.3 6.3 1.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 72 Research and development 2021 4th quarter 32.2 -13.2 -11.1
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 73 Advertising and market research 2021 4th quarter 22.2 5.8 -12.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 74 Other specialised business services 2021 4th quarter 30.0 8.9 -0.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 75 Veterinary activities 2021 4th quarter -40.0 -30.6 -10.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval N Renting and other business support 2021 4th quarter 21.2 18.5 16.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2021 4th quarter 6.3 10.3 7.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 78 Employment activities 2021 4th quarter 28.6 24.5 17.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2021 4th quarter -47.5 18.2 44.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 80 Security and investigation 2021 4th quarter -0.8 -5.9 5.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 81 Cleaning activities, gardening etc. 2021 4th quarter 25.2 22.4 9.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 82 Other business services 2021 4th quarter 24.2 -2.8 1.5
Lower bound 95% confidence interval R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 4th quarter 19.9 32.9 30.9
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 90 Arts 2021 4th quarter 44.1 39.3 0.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 91 Libraries, museums, zoos etc 2021 4th quarter 8.4 17.4 5.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 92 Lotteries and betting 2021 4th quarter 2.6 38.5 49.8
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 93 Sports and recreation 2021 4th quarter 5.7 23.3 35.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval S Other service activities 2021 4th quarter 0.9 0.5 7.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 94 Membership organisations 2021 4th quarter -0.7 -16.5 1.2
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2021 4th quarter -7.8 -3.7 -6.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 96 Other personal services 2021 4th quarter -2.9 0.7 5.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 4th quarter 26.6 12.7 10.3
Upper bound 95% confidence interval A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter 17.5 -1.5 1.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter 68.2 29.1 46.1
Upper bound 95% confidence interval C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 26.6 13.8 9.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2021 4th quarter 32.0 9.5 -4.1
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 4th quarter -7.6 40.2 30.1
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021 4th quarter . . .
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 13 Manufacture of textiles 2021 4th quarter 18.3 10.2 -6.4
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 4th quarter 51.8 38.0 14.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 4th quarter 25.1 56.9 28.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 4th quarter 27.1 13.1 4.1
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 17 Manufacture of paper 2021 4th quarter 37.5 19.8 16.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2021 4th quarter 56.9 40.1 42.1
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 4th quarter 0.8 -2.2 7.0
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 4th quarter 15.8 7.7 8.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 4th quarter 37.6 21.2 14.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 4th quarter 21.4 14.5 16.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 4th quarter 45.4 6.4 -2.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 4th quarter 6.7 60.9 63.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 4th quarter 28.3 11.0 16.8
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 4th quarter 18.9 15.5 25.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 66.0 19.3 18.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 4th quarter 57.1 30.6 37.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 4th quarter 19.6 20.0 -5.6
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 30 Manufacture of other transport 2021 4th quarter 31.9 30.5 24.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 31 Manufacture of furniture 2021 4th quarter 36.4 26.0 17.1
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 three months
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 three months.
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 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.
Profitability
Profitability last 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the profitability in the last three months has improved minus the
weighted response rate that it has declined.
This balance represents the development of the profitability over
the last three months compared with the previous three months.