Business survey Netherlands; to sector/branches

Business survey Netherlands; to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SBI 2008) Margin Seasonal adjustment Periods Turnover and selling prices Turnover next three months Balance turnover next three months (%) Orders (intake and placed) Orders placed next three months Balance purchase orders (%) Workforce Workforce next three months Balance workforce next three months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -5.3 -0.9 8.7
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 19.6 10.7 12.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 8.4 -1.2 1.4
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 12.6 1.3 8.2
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -17.5 . 8.2
B Mining and quarrying Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April -11.6 . 10.7
B Mining and quarrying Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June . . .
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -6.1 -3.0 7.5
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . 5.2 9.3
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . 8.1 11.4
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 19.0 9.4 11.5
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . 6.1 8.5
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June . -1.1 5.8
C Manufacturing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -1.2 0.8 2.3
C Manufacturing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . 2.4 1.9
C Manufacturing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . 4.3 1.9
C Manufacturing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 11.4 7.6 8.2
C Manufacturing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . 4.4 8.0
C Manufacturing Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June . 3.0 3.3
F Construction Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -5.3 7.1 14.3
F Construction Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . .
F Construction Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . .
F Construction Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 26.7 20.3 16.6
F Construction Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . .
F Construction Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -15.7 -9.3 4.5
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 16.3 8.5 6.9
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June . . .
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 3.2 -10.7 1.7
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 9.2 -14.7 10.7
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March -4.0 -1.6 12.9
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April -0.1 1.6 14.4
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May -4.8 -10.4 -1.3
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June -19.7 -16.5 4.2
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -1.9 2.7 10.4
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 15.9 8.3 10.7
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June . . .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -35.2 -22.1 -1.5
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February -2.2 -1.5 -0.2
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 4.7 3.2 2.6
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 20.4 10.2 0.9
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 11.2 2.0 -1.6
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June -14.4 -17.8 -1.3
H-S Sevices Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -1.9 0.3 11.8
H-S Sevices Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 15.2 8.8 14.2
H-S Sevices Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 21.2 11.2 16.9
H-S Sevices Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 22.6 10.3 15.0
H-S Sevices Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 17.0 8.5 11.5
H-S Sevices Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June 8.3 1.9 8.5
H Transportation and storage Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -21.1 -10.0 0.5
H Transportation and storage Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 2.9 4.0 3.4
H Transportation and storage Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 13.2 13.0 7.0
H Transportation and storage Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 31.2 10.3 9.4
H Transportation and storage Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 25.7 10.9 10.6
H Transportation and storage Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June 12.0 4.6 10.6
I Accommodation and food serving Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January -27.1 -6.5 0.6
I Accommodation and food serving Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 18.6 19.8 15.9
I Accommodation and food serving Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 29.9 23.5 20.8
I Accommodation and food serving Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 33.8 26.7 20.3
I Accommodation and food serving Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 34.1 23.9 13.8
I Accommodation and food serving Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June 14.0 8.8 5.0
J Information and communication Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 14.0 -0.1 13.9
J Information and communication Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 20.9 9.4 15.9
J Information and communication Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 19.9 10.1 21.1
J Information and communication Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 14.5 6.6 15.4
J Information and communication Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 4.2 1.7 11.6
J Information and communication Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June 3.9 -0.8 10.7
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 3.8 10.0 9.9
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 0.7 2.1 11.4
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 0.6 11.3 12.4
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 10.9 10.0 8.1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 25.0 8.3 14.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June 31.7 -0.7 2.9
M-N Business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 9.8 7.9 21.2
M-N Business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 19.7 8.4 18.5
M-N Business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 25.2 6.5 18.0
M-N Business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 20.3 6.8 15.6
M-N Business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 11.8 5.9 10.1
M-N Business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June 5.0 -0.1 7.7
M Other specialised business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 11.8 7.8 23.8
M Other specialised business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 23.2 11.8 24.4
M Other specialised business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 28.5 8.3 22.1
M Other specialised business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 18.3 7.3 16.1
M Other specialised business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 4.8 4.9 10.3
M Other specialised business services Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June -3.5 -2.2 8.5
N Renting and other business support Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 7.3 7.9 17.9
N Renting and other business support Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 15.2 4.0 11.0
N Renting and other business support Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 21.0 4.3 12.9
N Renting and other business support Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 22.9 6.1 15.0
N Renting and other business support Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 20.6 7.2 9.9
N Renting and other business support Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June 15.7 2.5 6.7
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 3.9 0.6 16.0
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 11.9 2.8 19.1
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 19.3 11.5 26.6
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 17.8 9.7 25.4
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May 19.1 4.1 17.5
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June 9.0 1.4 11.5
S Other service activities Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 2.4 -3.5 3.4
S Other service activities Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February 5.6 0.1 6.7
S Other service activities Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March 5.1 -0.4 10.1
S Other service activities Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April -6.1 -12.5 0.5
S Other service activities Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May -6.5 -12.1 9.5
S Other service activities Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 June -3.9 -10.4 11.8
Source: CBS.
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This table provides up-to-date information, including uncertainty margins, about the opinions held by Dutch entrepreneurs on their achievements, expectations and judgments regarding their business. This panel survey is aimed at gaining insight into the current situation, future development and judgments of Dutch enterprises. As a result it is possible to detect turning points in optimism or pessimism at an early stage, providing an early indication of possible trend changes in the economic activities of Dutch enterprises. Data are broken down by main business activity (SITC 2008). The questions submitted to the entrepreneurs at the beginning of a quarter concern output, turnover, prices, order books, stocks, investments, competitive position, economic climate, staff size and the obstacles they have encountered. In answering the questions relating to developments in the past three months and expectations for the next three months, the entrepreneurs are asked for a comparison with the preceding period of three months.

Data available from: January 2012

Status of the figures: All figures are definitive.

Changes as of June 27th 2024:
Figures of June 2024 have been added.

Changes as of March 7th 2024:
Due to a technical issue most figures of February 2024 were divided by 100. This now has been corrected.

When will new figures be published?
Figures of July are expected to be published the 6th of August 2024.

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 questions:
- "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
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our total turnover over the next three months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
Balance 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.
Orders (intake and placed)
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The value of the total orders received in the last three months increased, remained unchanged or decreased?"
- "The value of the intake of orders in the next three months will increase, remaine unchanged or decrease?"
- "The value of the intake of export orders in the next three months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
- "The value of the orders we expect to place with suppliers in the next three months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
- "The total order book shows - during normal working hours - ... months of work?"
- "The total order position, we assess, given the time of year as (too) large, normal or (too) small?"
- "The foreign order books, we assess, given the time of the years, as (too) large, normal or (too) small?"
Orders placed next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "The value of the orders we expect to place with suppliers in the next three months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
Balance purchase orders
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase of purchase orders minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease. This balance provides insight into the expected evolution of purchase orders in the next three months.
Workforce
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The workforce in the last three months has increased, remained unchanged or decreased?"
- "The workforce will in the next three months increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
- "The workforce will in the next year increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
Workforce next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "The workforce will in the next three months increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
Balance workforce next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in workforce minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in workforce in the next three months. This balance provides insight into the development of the workforce in the next three months.