Business survey Netherlands; to sector/branches

Business survey Netherlands; to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SBI 2008) Margin Periods Business climate Business climate last three months Business climate has improved (%) Business climate Business climate last three months Business environment remained unchanged (%) Business climate Business climate last three months Business climate declined (%) Business climate Business climate last three months Balance business climate last 3 months (%) Business climate Business climate next three months Economic climate will improve (%) Business climate Business climate next three months Economic climate will remain unchanged (%) Business climate Business climate next three months Economic climate will decline (%) Business climate Business climate next three months Balance economic climate next 3 months (%) Business climate Uncertainty business climate Easy to predict (%) Business climate Uncertainty business climate Moderately easy to predict (%) Business climate Uncertainty business climate Moderately difficult to predict (%) Business climate Uncertainty business climate Diffucult to predict (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value 2023 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value 2023 July 7.9 77.2 14.9 -7.0 5.9 80.0 14.1 -8.2 . . . .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value 2023 October 6.2 74.2 19.6 -13.5 7.1 76.8 16.1 -9.0 . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 July 8.0 73.7 18.3 -10.3 4.8 77.7 17.5 -12.7 6.0 20.3 44.8 28.9
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 October 7.4 60.8 31.8 -24.5 8.7 62.7 28.6 -19.8 6.7 19.2 46.6 27.5
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 July 1.0 86.5 12.5 -11.5 . . . -4.5 2.0 20.1 57.2 20.7
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 October 1.6 86.9 11.5 -10.0 7.7 83.9 8.4 -0.7 1.4 27.5 46.8 24.3
C Manufacturing Value 2023 May 6.8 77.3 15.9 -9.1 8.1 82.4 9.5 -1.5 2.2 30.7 47.2 19.9
C Manufacturing Value 2023 June 5.7 79.7 14.6 -8.8 6.3 83.2 10.5 -4.2 2.4 30.0 47.7 19.9
C Manufacturing Value 2023 July 7.2 78.6 14.2 -7.0 6.6 79.2 14.2 -7.6 2.6 30.4 46.1 20.9
C Manufacturing Value 2023 August 5.5 78.8 15.7 -10.2 5.1 81.9 13.0 -7.9 2.9 31.1 44.0 22.0
C Manufacturing Value 2023 September 5.6 77.7 16.7 -11.1 5.6 80.7 13.7 -8.2 2.5 30.5 45.9 21.1
C Manufacturing Value 2023 October 5.3 74.0 20.7 -15.3 6.6 75.3 18.1 -11.6 2.3 30.2 46.5 21.0
F Construction Value 2023 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 July 4.5 69.5 26.0 -21.5 4.5 63.6 31.9 -27.4 . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 October 4.4 62.8 32.8 -28.4 4.6 68.2 27.2 -22.6 . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 July 8.3 77.5 14.2 -5.9 6.1 81.2 12.7 -6.6 3.1 37.7 45.9 13.3
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 October 4.9 75.2 19.9 -15.0 7.6 78.6 13.8 -6.2 4.8 34.8 46.9 13.5
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 May 12.1 74.5 13.4 -1.3 10.3 81.9 7.8 2.5 2.5 30.9 47.7 18.9
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 June 9.9 74.2 15.9 -6.1 10.3 81.0 8.7 1.6 3.1 31.1 45.2 20.6
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 July 14.7 69.9 15.4 -0.8 8.3 84.0 7.7 0.6 3.5 32.0 46.1 18.4
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 August 9.2 78.4 12.4 -3.2 7.8 82.9 9.3 -1.6 2.6 31.0 45.3 21.1
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 September 9.5 75.8 14.7 -5.2 5.9 79.0 15.1 -9.3 3.2 29.4 44.2 23.2
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 October 8.8 70.1 21.1 -12.3 11.8 73.7 14.5 -2.8 2.9 30.6 46.3 20.2
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 May 12.7 71.0 16.3 -3.6 17.0 72.5 10.5 6.5 4.9 41.2 33.2 20.7
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 June 11.5 75.0 13.5 -2.0 17.2 70.4 12.4 4.7 6.7 39.1 32.3 21.9
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 July 10.1 74.1 15.8 -5.7 7.5 77.7 14.8 -7.4 4.7 40.7 32.7 21.9
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 August 8.0 74.0 18.0 -10.0 3.4 80.5 16.1 -12.7 5.6 38.6 32.9 22.9
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 September 7.8 73.1 19.1 -11.3 5.7 69.9 24.4 -18.7 6.0 36.4 34.6 23.0
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 October 6.1 74.3 19.6 -13.4 2.3 74.4 23.3 -21.0 5.9 38.6 34.3 21.2
J Information and communication Value 2023 May 7.4 83.7 8.9 -1.5 6.0 89.0 5.0 0.9 6.2 45.7 39.7 8.4
J Information and communication Value 2023 June 3.9 82.3 13.8 -10.0 2.4 86.2 11.4 -9.0 6.9 47.8 34.4 10.9
J Information and communication Value 2023 July 10.5 80.8 8.7 1.8 4.7 86.8 8.5 -3.7 6.6 46.5 37.3 9.6
J Information and communication Value 2023 August 8.1 81.4 10.5 -2.4 6.0 83.7 10.3 -4.2 7.5 48.1 34.8 9.6
J Information and communication Value 2023 September 6.8 86.1 7.1 -0.3 5.6 88.7 5.7 -0.1 8.3 42.3 38.9 10.5
J Information and communication Value 2023 October 10.2 81.2 8.6 1.6 9.1 84.7 6.2 3.0 6.4 46.6 37.7 9.3
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 May 1.1 75.0 23.9 -22.7 1.8 83.0 15.2 -13.4 15.3 30.4 44.3 10.0
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 June 2.4 78.6 19.0 -16.6 2.7 82.2 15.1 -12.4 13.1 36.5 39.7 10.7
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 July 0.2 83.6 16.2 -15.9 1.0 87.7 11.3 -10.3 13.7 38.1 37.7 10.5
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 August 1.8 88.7 9.5 -7.6 3.4 89.2 7.4 -3.9 13.1 34.3 35.5 17.1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 September 3.1 82.9 14.0 -11.0 1.5 88.3 10.2 -8.7 11.6 36.8 40.3 11.3
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 October 3.1 83.2 13.7 -10.6 4.6 85.2 10.2 -5.6 12.3 34.8 39.8 13.1
M-N Business services Value 2023 May 9.7 77.5 12.8 -3.1 6.9 84.2 8.9 -2.0 4.7 46.0 36.2 13.1
M-N Business services Value 2023 June 7.2 81.1 11.7 -4.5 6.5 83.5 10.0 -3.6 5.4 45.7 36.0 12.9
M-N Business services Value 2023 July 6.7 83.9 9.4 -2.8 5.3 87.8 6.9 -1.6 5.1 46.7 35.5 12.7
M-N Business services Value 2023 August 6.4 84.0 9.6 -3.2 4.4 89.6 6.0 -1.6 5.9 46.1 35.1 12.9
M-N Business services Value 2023 September 6.5 85.1 8.4 -1.9 5.0 88.2 6.8 -1.8 6.1 44.5 35.6 13.8
M-N Business services Value 2023 October 7.1 81.8 11.1 -4.0 7.7 82.8 9.5 -1.7 5.3 46.8 36.0 11.9
M Other specialised business services Value 2023 May 7.8 78.1 14.1 -6.3 5.2 84.8 10.0 -4.7 5.4 46.6 34.2 13.8
M Other specialised business services Value 2023 June 4.3 82.7 13.0 -8.7 4.2 86.5 9.3 -5.1 4.9 48.1 33.4 13.6
M Other specialised business services Value 2023 July 4.2 86.8 9.0 -4.8 . . . -3.1 6.9 46.2 33.5 13.4
M Other specialised business services Value 2023 August 3.4 87.1 9.5 -6.1 . . . -0.9 7.9 47.1 31.7 13.3
M Other specialised business services Value 2023 September 5.5 86.9 7.6 -2.0 5.3 88.2 6.5 -1.2 7.6 45.2 33.2 14.0
M Other specialised business services Value 2023 October 5.7 84.9 9.4 -3.7 8.1 85.9 6.0 2.0 6.2 47.6 33.3 12.9
74 Other specialised business services Value 2023 May 8.6 72.4 19.0 -10.5 10.2 79.0 10.8 -0.6 4.7 37.8 34.5 23.0
74 Other specialised business services Value 2023 June 5.8 78.7 15.5 -9.7 9.0 79.1 11.9 -3.0 3.9 38.9 35.8 21.4
74 Other specialised business services Value 2023 July 9.9 78.1 12.0 -2.2 9.8 79.4 10.8 -1.1 3.9 37.1 36.2 22.8
74 Other specialised business services Value 2023 August 8.2 80.1 11.7 -3.5 8.6 81.2 10.2 -1.6 6.2 36.6 35.3 21.9
74 Other specialised business services Value 2023 September 7.5 81.9 10.6 -3.2 7.2 84.5 8.3 -1.1 6.6 35.8 34.8 22.8
74 Other specialised business services Value 2023 October 8.2 75.2 16.6 -8.3 10.6 74.3 15.1 -4.5 9.7 30.1 37.8 22.4
N Renting and other business support Value 2023 May 12.0 76.9 11.1 0.8 9.0 83.4 7.6 1.4 3.8 45.3 38.7 12.2
N Renting and other business support Value 2023 June 10.7 79.2 10.1 0.7 9.2 79.9 10.9 -1.7 6.1 42.7 39.3 11.9
N Renting and other business support Value 2023 July 9.6 80.4 10.0 -0.4 7.8 84.6 7.6 0.1 3.0 47.4 37.8 11.8
N Renting and other business support Value 2023 August 10.1 80.2 9.7 0.3 5.2 87.1 7.7 -2.5 3.3 44.9 39.3 12.5
N Renting and other business support Value 2023 September 7.6 83.1 9.3 -1.7 4.6 88.2 7.2 -2.7 4.2 43.6 38.6 13.6
N Renting and other business support Value 2023 October 8.8 78.0 13.2 -4.5 7.3 79.1 13.6 -6.3 4.2 45.7 39.3 10.8
82 Other business services Value 2023 May 7.1 81.0 11.9 -4.7 8.5 87.7 3.8 4.7 6.6 40.3 43.3 9.8
82 Other business services Value 2023 June 4.4 85.7 9.9 -5.4 7.8 82.7 9.5 -1.7 2.0 48.4 42.9 6.7
82 Other business services Value 2023 July 6.6 80.5 12.9 -6.4 4.3 84.7 11.0 -6.6 4.4 51.1 38.5 6.0
82 Other business services Value 2023 August 5.2 84.0 10.8 -5.7 4.9 89.6 5.5 -0.6 1.7 47.0 39.7 11.6
82 Other business services Value 2023 September 4.1 87.1 8.8 -4.7 7.5 88.1 4.4 3.1 1.4 44.1 46.1 8.4
82 Other business services Value 2023 October 10.2 85.9 3.9 6.3 16.5 80.3 3.2 13.3 3.2 51.1 36.7 9.0
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 May 7.3 84.9 7.8 -0.4 8.6 86.6 4.8 3.8 3.3 36.4 44.2 16.1
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 June 11.4 81.3 7.3 4.1 7.0 85.5 7.5 -0.5 3.1 36.8 40.0 20.1
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 July 5.9 87.8 6.3 -0.4 7.0 86.7 6.3 0.7 4.7 40.5 37.5 17.3
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 August 5.3 84.4 10.3 -5.0 7.6 84.3 8.1 -0.5 2.8 39.7 39.1 18.4
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 September 9.1 80.9 10.0 -0.9 6.2 83.8 10.0 -3.8 4.3 40.2 41.2 14.3
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 October 9.8 82.9 7.3 2.6 6.1 83.7 10.2 -4.1 4.0 38.0 40.8 17.2
S Other service activities Value 2023 May 3.8 85.5 10.7 -6.9 6.8 83.1 10.1 -3.3 5.4 51.9 26.7 16.0
S Other service activities Value 2023 June 4.8 85.1 10.1 -5.4 1.6 88.0 10.4 -8.8 5.8 51.1 26.3 16.8
S Other service activities Value 2023 July 4.9 82.4 12.7 -7.9 3.6 83.4 13.0 -9.4 7.3 50.1 23.6 19.0
S Other service activities Value 2023 August 3.9 83.7 12.4 -8.6 2.1 81.5 16.4 -14.3 10.0 47.0 21.7 21.3
S Other service activities Value 2023 September 4.2 78.8 17.0 -12.8 3.3 82.2 14.5 -11.2 11.4 47.0 22.1 19.5
S Other service activities Value 2023 October 4.3 74.5 21.2 -17.0 6.8 74.5 18.7 -12.0 7.9 53.1 19.8 19.2
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 May 30th 2024:
Figures of May 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 June are expected to be published the 27th of June 2024.

Description topics

Business climate
The weighted response rates on the statements:
- "The economic climate (business situation) for our business has improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months."
- "The economic climate (business situation) in the next three months for our company is expected to improve, remain unchanged or decline?"
Business climate last three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "The economic climate in the last three months for our business improved, remained unchanged or declined?"
Business climate has improved
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months has improved.
Business environment remained unchanged
Weighted respons rate of producers indicating that the economic climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months remained unchanged.
Business climate declined
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months has declined.
Balance business climate last 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic climate (business situation) in the last three months has improved minus the weighted response rate that it has declined. This balance represents the development of the economic climate (business situation) over the last three months compared with the previous three months.
Business climate next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "We expect the economic climate (business situation) for our company to improve, remain unchanged or decline in the next three months."
Economic climate will improve
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic climate (business situation) for their enterprise is expected to improve in the next three months.
Economic climate will remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic climate (business situation) for the company is expected to remain the same in the next three months.
Economic climate will decline
Weighted response rate of enterprises indicating that the economic climate (business situation) for the company is expected to decline in the next three months.
Balance economic climate next 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic climate (business situation) in the next three months will improve minus the weighted response rate that it will decline. This balance represents the expected development of the economic climate over the next three months compared with the previous three months.
Uncertainty business climate
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "The future development of your business situation is currently: easy to predict/moderately easy to predict/moderately difficult to predict/difficult to predict."
Easy to predict
Weighted response rate of entrepreneurs indicating that their business situation is currently easy to predict.
Moderately easy to predict
Weighted response rate of entrepreneurs indicating that their business situation is currently moderately easy to predict.
Moderately difficult to predict
Weighted response rate of entrepreneurs indicating that their business situation is currently moderately difficult to predict.
Diffucult to predict
Weighted response rate of entrepreneurs indicating that their business situation is currently difficult to predict.