Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Margins Sector/Branches Periods Stocks of finished products Assessment of finished products stocks (%)
Value 10 Manufacture of food products 2022 3rd quarter 0.8
Value 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2022 3rd quarter .
Value 16 Manufacture of wood products 2022 3rd quarter 27.4
Value 18 Printing and reproduction 2022 3rd quarter 5.7
Value 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2022 3rd quarter 14.1
Value 25 Manufacture of metal products 2022 3rd quarter 13.9
Value 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 3rd quarter -18.4
Value 32 Manufacture of other products 2022 3rd quarter 0.6
Value 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2022 3rd quarter .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2022 3rd quarter -3.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2022 3rd quarter .
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2022 3rd quarter 14.0
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2022 3rd quarter -2.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2022 3rd quarter 3.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2022 3rd quarter 8.4
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 3rd quarter -28.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 32 Manufacture of other products 2022 3rd quarter -4.7
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2022 3rd quarter .
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 10 Manufacture of food products 2022 3rd quarter 5.4
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2022 3rd quarter .
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 16 Manufacture of wood products 2022 3rd quarter 40.9
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 18 Printing and reproduction 2022 3rd quarter 14.0
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2022 3rd quarter 24.7
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 25 Manufacture of metal products 2022 3rd quarter 19.5
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 3rd quarter -8.2
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 32 Manufacture of other products 2022 3rd quarter 5.9
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 59 Film, TV and music production etc 2022 3rd quarter .
Source: CBS.
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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 15, 2022:
The results for third quarter 2022 have been added.

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

Description topics

Stocks of finished products
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "We evaluate our finished products stocks / commodities, given the expected market development, as a (too) large, normal or (too) small?
Assessment of finished products stocks
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the stocks of finished products / commodities are (too) large minus the rate of
producers who cosider the stocks are (too) small.
This balance represents compared to the previous balances in relation to the expected sales development, the current assessment of satisfaction of the producers about their stocks of finished products.