Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Business Survey Netherlands; key figures

Margins Sector/Branches Periods Turnover and selling prices Turnover last three months (%) Turnover and selling prices Turnover next three months (%) Turnover and selling prices Turnover next year (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year (%) Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months (%) Competitive position last 3 months Competitive position domestic market (%)
Value 73 Advertising and market research 2022 4th quarter 1.7 24.5 32.7 4.0 11.3 15.4 25.0 4.6
Lower bound 95% confidence interval 73 Advertising and market research 2022 4th quarter -11.3 13.2 20.4 -4.8 2.7 8.2 15.1 -4.4
Upper bound 95% confidence interval 73 Advertising and market research 2022 4th quarter 14.6 35.8 45.1 12.7 19.9 22.6 34.8 13.5
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 November 15, 2022:
The results for fourth quarter 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for first quarter 2023 are expected to be published mid-February 2023.

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 last three months
The weighted response rate of producers with increased
turnover minus the rate of producers with decreased turnover.
This balance provides insight into the direction in which the turnover in the previous three months has developed.
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.
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 last three months
The weighted response rate of producers with increased
foreign turnover minus the rate of producers with decreased turnover.
This balance provides insight into the direction in which the foreign turnover in the previous three months has developed.
Foreign turnover next three months
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 three months.
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.
Selling prices / rates next three months
The weighted response rate of producers who expect a
increase of selling prices / rates, minus the weighted respons rate of
producers who expect a decrease of selling prices / rates.
This balance provides insight into the expected development of selling prices / rates in the next three months.
Competitive position last 3 months
Figures available from March 1994.
The weighted response rates to the quarterly questions:
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the foreign market within the EU improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the foreign market outside the EU improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
Competitive position domestic market
The weighted response rate of producers reporting that their
competitive position on the domestic market has improved in a
particular quarter minus the rate reporting that their position has
declined. This balance reflects the development of the domestic
competitive position in a particular quarter compared with the previous quarter.