Business confidence; to sector/branches

Business confidence; to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SBI 2008) Margins Periods Business confidence (Average of the components) Business confidence indicator components Business situation past three months (%) Business confidence indicator components Business situation next three months (%) Uncertainty indicator business climate (%)
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 -8.3 -9.3 -7.3 .
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 -10.3 -12.5 -8.0 .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 May . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 June . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 July -13.1 -13.2 -12.9 35.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 August . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 September . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value 2023 October -18.3 -22.8 -13.8 34.5
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 May . . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 June . . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 July -7.8 -10.3 -5.4 37.3
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 August . . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 September . . . .
B Mining and quarrying Value 2023 October -2.4 -3.1 -1.8 32.5
C Manufacturing Value 2023 May -5.7 -10.2 -1.1 26.0
C Manufacturing Value 2023 June -7.0 -10.6 -3.5 26.4
C Manufacturing Value 2023 July -7.3 -8.6 -6.0 26.2
C Manufacturing Value 2023 August -9.0 -10.4 -7.5 25.6
C Manufacturing Value 2023 September -9.5 -10.2 -8.8 26.3
C Manufacturing Value 2023 October -13.0 -14.2 -11.8 26.8
F Construction Value 2023 May . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 June . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 July -24.5 -24.2 -24.8 .
F Construction Value 2023 August . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 September . . . .
F Construction Value 2023 October -23.9 -29.4 -18.4 .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 May . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 June . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 July -7.1 -8.2 -5.9 14.4
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 August . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 September . . . .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value 2023 October -9.8 -13.3 -6.4 14.8
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 May -2.3 -2.2 -2.4 24.8
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 June -3.2 -7.9 1.5 24.5
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 July -2.1 -4.3 0.1 21.9
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 August -2.1 -4.0 -0.3 25.6
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 September -6.3 -4.7 -7.8 27.3
H Transportation and storage Value 2023 October -8.4 -13.0 -3.8 25.1
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 May -2.2 -4.2 -0.2 11.7
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 June -0.6 -4.2 3.1 11.8
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 July -10.8 -12.8 -8.8 13.2
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 August -14.3 -14.8 -13.9 14.5
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 September -13.8 -14.6 -13.0 16.1
I Accommodation and food serving Value 2023 October -13.1 -12.2 -13.9 13.1
J Information and communication Value 2023 May -0.4 -0.7 -0.1 -0.8
J Information and communication Value 2023 June -8.0 -5.9 -10.1 -2.7
J Information and communication Value 2023 July 2.0 3.1 1.0 -1.6
J Information and communication Value 2023 August -3.4 -2.2 -4.7 -4.5
J Information and communication Value 2023 September -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.4
J Information and communication Value 2023 October 2.9 7.4 -1.6 -1.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 May -17.0 -20.7 -13.4 1.7
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 June -16.1 -18.8 -13.4 -0.8
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 July -13.3 -17.4 -9.3 -3.5
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 August -7.0 -9.4 -4.6 4.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 September -11.5 -11.4 -11.6 1.4
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value 2023 October -7.1 -9.9 -4.3 3.3
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 May -0.3 -3.2 2.6 16.7
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 June 3.6 5.4 1.9 18.5
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 July 0.5 -0.5 1.4 11.0
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 August -0.3 -1.4 0.9 15.3
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 September -1.9 -1.1 -2.6 10.5
R Culture, sports and recreation Value 2023 October 0.1 2.0 -1.8 14.6
S Other service activities Value 2023 May -6.5 -9.5 -3.5 -2.1
S Other service activities Value 2023 June -7.5 -7.2 -7.7 -1.4
S Other service activities Value 2023 July -10.4 -10.6 -10.2 -1.5
S Other service activities Value 2023 August -11.4 -10.2 -12.6 -1.4
S Other service activities Value 2023 September -11.1 -13.3 -9.0 -4.4
S Other service activities Value 2023 October -14.7 -18.0 -11.4 -5.3
Source: CBS.
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The Business confidence is a sentiment indicator for the Dutch private sector. When assessing the results, it can be assumed that the more optimistic or pessimistic the entrepreneurs are, the more the value of business confidence will deviate positively or negatively from the zero line.
The Business confidence in the total Dutch private sector is a weighted average of the confidence indicators of the underlying sectors/industries, which together form a representative reflection of the Dutch business community from an economic viewpoint.
The Business confidence for manufacturing industry is not the same as the Producer Confidence. These figures are available in the Producer confidence table.

Data available from: January 2012.

Changes as of May 30th 2024:
Figures of May 2024 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Figures of June are expected to be published the 27th of June 2024.

Description topics

Business confidence
Sentiment indicator for the Dutch private sector
Business confidence indicator components
Business situation past three months
Weighted and seasonally adjusted percentage to the question: how has your business situation developed over the past 3 months? It has… improved/remained unchanged/deteriorated.
Business situation next three months
Weighted and seasonally adjusted percentage to the question: how do you expect your business situation to develop over the next 3 months? It will… improve/remain unchanged/deteriorate.
Uncertainty indicator business climate
Weighted and seasonally adjusted percentage 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’.