Turnover accommodation and food services up by over 2 percent in Q1

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Seasonally adjusted turnover in the accommodation and food services sector rosy by 2.3 percent in Q1 2023 relative to Q4 2022, as reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). However, the volume (turnover adjusted for price changes) decreased by 0.3 percent. Turnover rose by 3.7 percent in accommodation services and by 1.9 percent among food and beverage outlets.

Turnover accommodation and food services (seasonally adjusted)
YearQuarterTurnover (2015=100)Volume (turnover adjusted for price changes) (2015=100)
2016Quarter 1103.6101.9
2016Quarter 2104.2102.6
2016Quarter 3108.2105.2
2016Quarter 4108.3104.8
2017Quarter 1110.5105.7
2017Quarter 2112.6106.8
2017Quarter 3113.9106.9
2017Quarter 4115.5108.1
2018Quarter 1117.8109
2018Quarter 2120.8111.2
2018Quarter 3121.1110.7
2018Quarter 4123.5112.5
2019Quarter 1122.61111.4
2019Quarter 2125.01111.9
2019Quarter 3125.75112.3
2019Quarter 4128.1114.4
2020Quarter 1109.797.2
2020Quarter 253.1
2020Quarter 3109.495.5
2020Quarter 461.352.7
2021Quarter 159
2021Quarter 28169
2021Quarter 3124.3105.2
2021Quarter 4102.385.2
2022Quarter 1111.990.9
2022Quarter 2147.1116.6
2022Quarter 3149.6116.3
2022Quarter 4150.1115.4
2023Quarter 1153.7115
* volume figures 2020-II and 2021-I unknown or insufficiently reliable

Turnover hotels recorded the strongest growth

Seasonally adjusted turnover in accommodation services, including hotels and holiday parks, rose by 3.7 percent in Q1 2023 relative to the previous quarter. Hotels had 4.2 percent more turnover than in Q4. Other acc. services such as holiday parks and campsites generated 2.2 percent more turnover. The volume of sales (i.e. turnover adjusted for price changes) in accommodation services increased by 1.2 percent; it was up for hotels, but declined for the other types of accommodation.

In Q1, food and beverage outlets gained 1.9 percent compared to the previous quarter. Fast-food restaurants (including snack bars and cafeterias) recorded the strongest growth: 3.8 percent. Turnover gains amounted to 2.9 percent for canteens and catering and 1.7 percent for restaurants. The cafés were the only sector to record a decrease (-1.4 percent). The volume sales of food and beverage outlets declined by 0.9 percent.

Turnover accommodation and food services (seasonally adjusted), Q1 2023
 change (quarter-on-quarter % change)
Accommodation services (total)3.7
Other accommodation services2.2
Food and beverages services (total)1.9
Fast-food restaurants3.8
Canteens and catering2.9

Turnover accommodation and food services up by almost 38 percent in Q1 year on year

The accommodation and food services sector achieved 37.8 percent more turnover in Q1 than in Q1 2022. The strong growth was due to a hard lockdown in the first quarter of 2022 until 25 January. Even after that, the availability of accommodation and food services was still restricted due to some coronavirus measures.

In Q1, hotels recorded the largest turnover increase acrossthe accommodation and food services sector at more than 68 percent. Holiday park rental companies and campsites recorded a turnover increase of over 5 percent. This was due to price increases, because the volume shrank by 4 percent.

The turnover increase at cafés was almost 43 percent. Restaurants achieved almost 40 percent more turnover year on year. Fast food restaurants recorded a year-on-year turnover increase of 18 percent. Finally, canteens and catering companies had over 48 percent more turnover than one year previously.

Turnover accommodation and food services, Q1 2023
 Compared to Q1 2022 (year-on-year % change)
Accommodation and food services (total)37.8
Accommodation services (total)45.9
Other accommodation services5.1
Food and beverages services (total)35.5
Canteens and catering48.2
Fast-food restaurants18

Sentiment among hotel and catering entrepreneurs improving

Of all industries (excluding energy and finance), accommodation and food services showed the highest increase in entrepreneurial confidence at the beginning of Q2 2023. Entrepreneurs in this sector are much more positive about the expected turnover. In addition, they have less negative expectations about economic developments than at the beginning of the year.

Business confidence accommodation and food services
   Business confidence index
2019Quarter 37.4
2019Quarter 41.9
2020Quarter 10.2
2020Quarter 2-84.3
2020Quarter 3-52.4
2020Quarter 4-27.4
2021Quarter 1-57.1
2021Quarter 2-32.6
2021Quarter 339.8
2021Quarter 434.5
2022Quarter 1-35.3
2022Quarter 240.9
2022Quarter 315.5
2022Quarter 4-12.2
2023Quarter 13.2
2023Quarter 211.5
Source: CBS, EIB, KVK, MKB-Nederland, VNO-NCW