High-growth enterprises, European standard; SIC2008

High-growth enterprises, European standard; SIC2008

SIC 2008 Periods High-growth enterprise population (number) Employees in high-growth enterprises (number)
105 Manufacture of dairy products 2020* 8 1,281
30 Manufacture of other transport 2020* 20 2,447
303 Manufacture of aircraft 2020* 2 .
309 Manufacture of transport n.e.c. 2020* 6 .
33 Repair and installation of machinery 2020* 59 3,435
331 Repair of machinery and equipment 2020* 42 2,320
353 Steam and air conditioning supply 2020* 0 0
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020* 186 15,681
451 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020* 97 8,842
452 Specialised repair of motor vehicles 2020* 50 2,922
454 Sale and repair of motorcycles 2020* 10 355
H Transportation and storage 2020* 477 55,252
49 Land transport 2020* 252 32,865
491 Passenger rail transport (no tram) 2020* 1 .
492 Freight rail transport 2020* 1 .
493 Passenger transport by road 2020* 49 .
494 Freight transport by road 2020* 201 20,128
495 Transport via pipeline 2020* 0 0
50 Water transport 2020* 20 .
501 Sea passenger water transport 2020* 2 .
502 Sea freight water transport 2020* 5 .
503 Inland passenger water transport 2020* 3 .
504 Inland freight water transport 2020* 10 526
51 Air transport 2020* 4 .
511 Passenger air transport 2020* 3 .
512 Freight air transport 2020* 1 .
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2020* 153 17,995
522 Services activities for transport 2020* 119 13,970
95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2020* 14 532
951 Repair of computers, IT-equipment 2020* 5 236
952 Repair of other consumergoods 2020* 9 297
Source: CBS.
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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 high-growth enterprises. These are enterprises with an average yearly employee growth of at least 10%, over a period of three subsequent years. Data is 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 employees in these enterprises. NACE is taken at the end of the growth 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

High-growth enterprise population
High-growth enterprises, based on employment. A high-growth enterprise or fast grower is an enterprise with an average annual growth rate of 10% or more, over a period of 3 consecutive years, measured by number of employees.

This means that a total growth of at least 33.1% must be achieved over a period of 3 years. In addition, enterprises must have at least 10 employees at the beginning of the growth period and enterprises established in the starting year of the growth period are not counted.

Thus, a high-growth enterprise in year t has achieved growth of at least 33.1% in the period t-3 to t, has a minimum of 10 employees in year t-3 and is established before year t-3.
Employees in high-growth enterprises
Employees in high-growth enterprises, based on employment. The number of employees is determined based on the employees on the payroll excluding director-major shareholders. The number of employees per enterprise is calculated from wage tax data of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.