Business demography, European standard; legal form, SIC2008

Business demography, European standard; legal form, SIC2008

SIC 2008 Legal forms Periods Enterprises Total (aantal) Enterprises Births (aantal) Enterprises Deaths (aantal) Enterprise population Persons employed (aantal) Enterprise population Employees (aantal) Newly born enterprises Persons employed (aantal) Newly born enterprises Employees (aantal) Non-surviving enterprises Persons employed (aantal) Non-surviving enterprises Employees (aantal)
B Mining and quarrying Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 583 87 50 8,471 8,122 70 . . .
B Mining and quarrying Sole proprietorship 2020* 273 76 24 228 . . 0 . 0
B Mining and quarrying Limited liability enterprises 2020* 247 11 18 7,633 . . . . 0
B Mining and quarrying Partnership, etc. 2020* 63 0 8 610 . 0 0 . .
B-E Industry (no construction), energy Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 81,083 6,544 4,578 808,374 740,206 4,268 1,336 2,553 679
B-E Industry (no construction), energy Sole proprietorship 2020* 46,858 4,825 3,070 49,588 9,094 2,392 26 1,573 82
B-E Industry (no construction), energy Limited liability enterprises 2020* 23,472 1,121 857 709,858 697,520 1,296 1,186 470 450
B-E Industry (no construction), energy Partnership, etc. 2020* 10,753 598 651 48,928 33,593 581 124 509 147
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
061 Extraction of crude petroleum Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
061 Extraction of crude petroleum Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
061 Extraction of crude petroleum Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
061 Extraction of crude petroleum Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
062 Extraction of natural gas Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
062 Extraction of natural gas Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
062 Extraction of natural gas Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
062 Extraction of natural gas Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
08 Mining and quarrying (no oil and gas) Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
08 Mining and quarrying (no oil and gas) Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
08 Mining and quarrying (no oil and gas) Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
08 Mining and quarrying (no oil and gas) Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
081 Mining of stone, sand and clay Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
081 Mining of stone, sand and clay Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
081 Mining of stone, sand and clay Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
081 Mining of stone, sand and clay Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
089 Other mining and quarrying Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
089 Other mining and quarrying Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
089 Other mining and quarrying Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
089 Other mining and quarrying Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
09 Mining support activities Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
09 Mining support activities Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
09 Mining support activities Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
09 Mining support activities Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
091 Services for mining of oil and gas Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
091 Services for mining of oil and gas Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
091 Services for mining of oil and gas Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
091 Services for mining of oil and gas Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
099 Services for other mining Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
099 Services for other mining Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
099 Services for other mining Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
099 Services for other mining Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
C Manufacturing Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 76,346 6,074 4,311 733,680 668,248 4,063 1,263 2,475 671
C Manufacturing Sole proprietorship 2020* 45,109 4,635 2,961 47,806 8,765 2,292 26 1,518 77
C Manufacturing Limited liability enterprises 2020* 21,297 929 753 641,742 630,033 1,211 1,114 466 .
C Manufacturing Partnership, etc. 2020* 9,940 510 597 44,133 29,450 560 124 492 .
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 7,845 873 503 140,885 133,359 607 188 404 .
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages Sole proprietorship 2020* 3,535 596 309 6,178 3,141 294 . 172 15
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages Limited liability enterprises 2020* 2,222 136 71 115,268 114,217 141 127 . .
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages Partnership, etc. 2020* 2,088 141 123 19,439 16,001 172 . . 69
10 Manufacture of food products Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
10 Manufacture of food products Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
10 Manufacture of food products Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
10 Manufacture of food products Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
102 Processing of fish Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
102 Processing of fish Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
102 Processing of fish Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
102 Processing of fish Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
105 Manufacture of dairy products Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
105 Manufacture of dairy products Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
105 Manufacture of dairy products Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
105 Manufacture of dairy products Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
106 Grain milling and starch products Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
106 Grain milling and starch products Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
106 Grain milling and starch products Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
106 Grain milling and starch products Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
107 Manufacture of bakery products Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
107 Manufacture of bakery products Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
107 Manufacture of bakery products Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
107 Manufacture of bakery products Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
108 Manufacture of other food Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
108 Manufacture of other food Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
108 Manufacture of other food Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
108 Manufacture of other food Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
109 Manufacture of animal foods Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
109 Manufacture of animal foods Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
109 Manufacture of animal foods Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
109 Manufacture of animal foods Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
11 Manufacture of beverages Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
11 Manufacture of beverages Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
11 Manufacture of beverages Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
11 Manufacture of beverages Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table includes information on business demography according to the European standard. Figures in this table are also submitted in this form to Eurostat. Information concerns the population of active enterprises, enterprise births and deaths, and the 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 year survivors after birth, broken down by size class based on number of employees and by the National Classification of Economic Activity 2008 (NCEA 2008, based on NACE Rev 2.0). Data also includes persons employed and employees in active enterprises, births and deaths, as well as persons employed for surviving births at the start and end of the survival period.

Data available from: 2010

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table from 2010 to 2018 are final. Figures about 2019 and 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 29 November 2022:
The provisional figures of 2020 are added.

When will new figures be released?
Figures on a new reporting year (T – 2) will be published in July of the current year T.

Description topics

Enterprises
Total
Enterprise:
The actual transactor in the production process characterised by independence in deciding on that process and in offering its products to third parties.

It follows from this definition, and in particular from the element of independence, that an enterprise can comprise more than one establishment, but also more than one legal unit. (Legal units include both natural and legal persons.) This is the case when the separate establishments or legal units do not operate independently. Conversely, it is possible to distinguish between different parts within a legal unit that operate independently in terms of production. These then constitute as many enterprises as defined. The latter is especially the case for larger groups with diverse activities.
When a unit thus defined extends over several countries, the Dutch part will be considered as a whole company for the sake of national statistics.

In official CBS terminology the enterprise as defined here is called the enterprise unit (BE), so that there is no confusion with the term enterprise used in common parlance, which is not very precise in this respect.

The statistical unit enterprise is an operationalisation of the kind-of-activity unit, as defined by Eurostat. This definition combines two requirements that may conflict: contributing to one activity versus corresponding to one or more operational units. The Netherlands gives priority to the second requirement when operationalising to the statistical enterprise unit.
Births
An enterprise birth is the creation of a new enterprise.

This means that economic criteria for an enterprise must be met: there must be information on employment or turnover of the enterprise. Furthermore, it is important that the enterprise is actually new. The continuation of one or more existing enterprises is therefore not an enterprise birth.

There is no enterprise birth in the case of
- enterprises that are created as a result of a merger, division or demerger;
- takeover or privatisation of part of a company;
- change of name;
- change of legal form;
- change of ownership;
- gradual change of activity;
- relocation;
- reactivation.
Deaths
An enterprise death is the termination of an existing enterprise.

This means that there is no question of a significant part of the activities being continued by another enterprise. An enterprise death only occurs when the enterprise (with the associated employment) no longer belongs to the enterprise population. The best-known example of this is bankruptcy.

There is no enterprise death in the case of:
- enterprises that disappear as a result of a merger, division or demerger;
- takeover or privatisation of part of an enterprise;
- change of name;
- change of legal form;
- change of owner;
- gradual change of activity
- relocation;
- reactivation.
Enterprise population
Persons employed
The number of persons employed consists of:
- employees and directors who are on the payroll;
- employees who are on the payroll of another enterprise or institution, but work in the enterprise's own place of business and as such are in fact part of the workforce (agency staff);
- employed proprietors, partners, associates and cooperating family members;
- agency staff. Loaned personnel (employees on the payroll, but working for another enterprise or institution) are not included under persons employed.
Employees
The number of employees is determined on the basis of the employees on the payroll excluding director-major shareholders. The number of employees per company is calculated from wage tax data from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.
Newly born enterprises
Persons employed
The number of persons employed consists of:
- employees and directors who are on the payroll;
- employees who are on the payroll of another enterprise or institution, but work in the enterprise's own place of business and as such are in fact part of the workforce (agency staff);
- employed proprietors, partners, associates and cooperating family members;
- agency staff. Loaned personnel (employees on the payroll, but working for another enterprise or institution) are not included under persons employed.
Employees
The number of employees is determined on the basis of the employees on the payroll excluding director-major shareholders. The number of employees per company is calculated from wage tax data from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.
Non-surviving enterprises
Persons employed
The number of persons employed consists of:
- employees and directors who are on the payroll;
- employees who are on the payroll of another enterprise or institution, but work in the enterprise's own place of business and as such are in fact part of the workforce (agency staff);
- employed proprietors, partners, associates and cooperating family members;
- agency staff. Loaned personnel (employees on the payroll, but working for another enterprise or institution) are not included under persons employed.
Employees
The number of employees is determined on the basis of the employees on the payroll excluding director-major shareholders. The number of employees per company is calculated from wage tax data from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.