Business survey Netherlands; to company size

Business survey Netherlands; to company size

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Company size Margins Seasonal adjustment Periods Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover has increased (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover remained unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover decreased (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Not applicable (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Balance foreign turnover (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover will increase (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover will remain unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover will decrease (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Not applicable (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Balance foreign turnover (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Foreign turnover will increase (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Foreign turnover will remain unchanged (%)
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 15.2 31.2 11.1 42.5 4.1 10.2 31.1 16.4 42.3 -6.3 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 October 10.9 29.5 15.0 44.6 -4.0 14.9 29.4 11.0 44.7 4.0 14.8 44.6
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 November . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 December . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 14.5 31.1 10.2 44.2 4.3 19.5 28.7 7.4 44.4 12.0 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 11.4 37.6 9.4 41.6 2.0 16.9 31.0 10.4 41.7 6.5 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 10.5 24.9 6.8 36.4 -3.0 6.9 25.0 11.3 36.0 -12.8 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 October 7.4 23.4 10.3 38.5 -10.3 10.2 23.3 6.9 38.6 -2.7 10.3 38.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 November . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 December . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 9.6 25.0 6.3 38.1 -2.4 14.2 22.8 3.9 38.3 5.3 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 7.3 31.3 5.5 35.7 -4.1 11.8 25.1 6.1 35.8 -0.8 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 19.9 37.5 15.4 48.6 11.2 13.5 37.2 21.5 48.6 0.2 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 October 14.4 35.6 19.7 50.7 2.3 19.6 35.5 15.1 50.8 10.7 19.3 50.7
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 November . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 December . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 19.4 37.2 14.1 50.3 11.0 24.8 34.6 10.9 50.5 18.7 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 15.5 43.9 13.3 47.5 8.1 22.0 36.9 14.7 47.6 13.8 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 14.1 29.7 9.8 46.4 4.3 8.5 29.9 15.4 46.2 -6.9 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 October 9.0 28.4 15.6 47.0 -6.6 12.8 28.9 11.2 47.1 1.6 12.1 46.9
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 November . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 December . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 12.2 30.2 10.5 47.1 1.8 16.9 28.1 7.6 47.4 9.2 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 10.6 35.3 9.5 44.6 1.1 15.6 28.5 11.2 44.7 4.4 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 8.8 22.6 5.7 39.1 -3.0 4.8 22.8 9.7 38.9 -14.2 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 October 5.3 21.5 10.1 39.7 -13.7 8.1 22.0 6.1 40.0 -5.8 8.0 39.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 November . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 December . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 7.7 23.1 5.8 39.8 -5.3 11.6 21.4 3.3 40.1 1.9 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 5.9 28.0 4.8 37.2 -6.0 10.1 21.8 5.9 37.3 -3.8 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 19.4 36.8 13.9 53.7 11.6 12.2 37.0 21.1 53.5 0.4 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 October 12.7 35.3 21.1 54.3 0.5 17.5 35.8 16.3 54.2 9.0 16.2 54.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 November . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 December . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 16.7 37.3 15.2 54.4 8.9 22.2 34.8 11.9 54.7 16.5 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 15.3 42.6 14.2 52.0 8.2 21.1 35.2 16.5 52.1 12.6 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 50 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 17.4 35.7 12.4 34.5 4.9 13.4 34.3 17.9 34.4 -4.4 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 October 15.0 33.7 13.3 38.0 1.6 16.1 32.9 12.9 38.1 3.1 18.4 38.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 November . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2023 December . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 18.6 32.0 11.7 37.7 6.9 23.3 30.7 8.2 37.8 15.1 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 15.6 38.7 10.9 34.8 4.7 21.6 34.5 9.0 34.9 12.6 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Value Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 2.5 17.5 0.0 18.0 -18.2 2.2 16.3 3.6 17.9 -23.8 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 October 2.7 16.3 1.1 21.9 -17.0 2.8 15.8 1.9 22.0 -15.1 3.5 21.9
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 November . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 December . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 January 1.5 17.3 1.9 21.2 -14.9 6.1 16.0 0.0 21.3 -6.7 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 February . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 March . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 April 2.7 20.7 0.0 21.3 -13.3 5.9 16.1 0.4 21.4 -6.8 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Lower bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2024 May . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 June . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 July 32.3 53.9 25.5 51.0 28.0 24.6 52.3 32.2 50.9 15.0 . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 August . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 250 employed persons Upper bound 95% confidence interval Original, unadjusted data 2023 September . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: CBS.
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This table provides up-to-date information 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 the 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 the Dutch enterprises. Data are broken down by main business activities (SIC 2008) and size- classes. 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.

The aggregation ‘all enterprises (no finance or energy)’ includes all available branches questioned in the Business Survey Netherlands. Because not every branch is questioned monthly, this aggregation will only have data available for the first month of each quarter. The aggregation ‘C industry, H-S services and 45+47’ includes all monthly questioned branches and serves as a subtotal of the monthly questionnaire.

Data available from: January 2015

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

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?"
Foreign turnover last three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover / marketing in the last three months increased, remained unchanged or decreased?"
Foreign turnover has increased
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the foreign turnover in the last three months has increased.
Foreign turnover remained unchanged
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the foreign turnover in the last three months has remained unchanged.
Foreign turnover decreased
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the foreign turnover in the last three months has decreased.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider foreign turnover as not relevant plus the weighted response rate of producers who were not asked the question.
Balance foreign turnover
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
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover over the next three months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
Foreign turnover will increase
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover to increase in the next three months.
Foreign turnover will remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover will remain unchanged in the next three months.
Foreign turnover will decrease
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover to decrease in the next three months.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider foreign turnover as not relevant for their enterprise plus the weighted response rate of producers who were not asked the question.
Balance foreign turnover
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
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover in the next year will increase, remain unchanged or decrease?"
Foreign turnover will increase
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover to increase in the next year.
Foreign turnover will remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover will remain unchanged in the next year.