List with definitions of the concepts used by CBS in their statistics. Using the same definitions throughout makes comparison of figures easier.

List of definitions

The take offs and landings of airplanes at a given airport.

Fixed assets that can be seen, touched or physically measured.

Shipping with tankers or combi ships that carry mostly or only liquid bulk freight; and empty tankers and empty combi ships used in tanker trade.

A tax for extracting groundwater from the soil by companies mentioned in the law. The basis for the tax payable is how much groundwater, measured in cubic metres, was extracted by the company.

The tax on the presentation of waste for disposal to an institution, or waste disposal by the institution in which it was generated.

Taxes are payable by the owner of the institution. The weight of the waste measured in kg is the basis for taxation.

Compulsory payments, without direct quid pro quo, imposed by the national government or institutions of the European Union or by foreign governments (1) because of the production of goods and services, employing people and owning land, buildings or other assets that can be used in the production process. Or (2) the income and wealth of residents.

Taxes related to the value and volume of the products produced or traded.

See also: Other taxes on production

Compulsory payments, in money or kind, imposed by the national government or institutions of the European Union or by foreign governments because of the production of goods and services, employing people and owning land, buildings or other assets that can be used in the production process. These taxes are payable regardless of profit.

Taxes payable per unit produced or traded. They are related to the value and volume of the product and apply to produced and imported products.

The section of the profit and loss account that shows the expenditures and revenues from normal operations.

The present value of expected future benefits and costs minus premiums and investment income. Also included are provisions for premiums receipts and for claims payments that are settled in another reporting period.

Someone registered at a temp agency who has entered into an agreement with that agency to work temporarily for a third party.

Measure in which a specialised judge for youth cases provides authority for a minor when the minor is not under parental authority or when this authority is not exercised.

See also: Guardianship

A job based on a contract between an employer and an employee for a specified limited period of time.

See also: Permanent job

Accommodation with one or more tennis courts, possibly in combination with other sports facilities but without sports room or hall.

Employee’s job.

All conditions agreed upon by employer and employee which are observed when they enter into a labour agreement, either on an individual or on a collective basis. These terms are regulated by law in a collective labour agreement. Certain entitlements and obligations for employers and employees arise from the labour agreement.

See also: Labour contract, Collective labour agreement

Ratio of export prices to import prices

Sector including the following institutions (as of 1997): mental health hospitals and institutions for child, youth, forensic, clinical care for addictions and part-time psychiatric treatment; Regional centres for outpatient mental health care (Riagg); outpatient treatment centres for alcohol and drug abuse (CAD): regional institutions for sheltered housing for psychiatric patients (RIBW and PWV); integrated institutions combining different kinds of mental health care.

A unit based on an ISO container of 20 foot length (6.10 m) to provide a standardised measure of containers of various capacities and for describing the capacity of container ships or terminals.

One 20 Foot ISO container equals 1 TEU.
One 40 Foot ISO container equals 2 TEU
One container with a length between 20 and 40 foot equals 1.50 TEU
One container with a length of more than 40 foot equals 2.25 TEU.

Unit of measurement for transport, representing the transport of a TEU over one kilometre.

Archive from the central government managed by the national keeper of archives.

The association looks after the interest of the museum sector and acts as the representative organ of Dutch museums. The museum is active in stimulating museum visits and developing knowledge and skills for museum professionals by training, stimulating research, providing information and advice and publications. The association provides management support to museums. As per 1 January 2003 is the publisher of the museum card.

International transport between places in two different countries by a transporter registered in a third country.

In case of cross-trade transport with Dutch vehicles is the place of loading in another country as the place of unloading, and they both are outside the Netherlands.

Part of a doctors' or clinical chemical laboratory specialising in thrombosis activities.

Energy generated by tides and waves at sea and in the ocean.

The minimum wage to which an employee is entitled during normal working hours.

Provision for child care intended for children between 18 months and 4 years old, open on work days for a maximum of four consecutive hours.

Death of children between their first and fifth birthday.

Contract starting on a given date where the accumulated savings are divided among the participants who are still alive at the end of the contact.

The percentage of marriages that will end in divorce if the probabilities observed in a given year or marriage cohort remain valid. These probabilities pertain to marriage duration specific mortality and divorce probabilities.

The total percentage change of the CBS total return index for bonds in a given period. The total return on bonds is divided into price change and coupon yields.

The total percentage change of the CBS total return index for shares in a given period. The total returns on shares is divided into price change and dividend yields.

The gross surface area of a depot, including walking areas en surfaces taken up by materials other than archives, expressed in m2. Office space is not included.

Activities of people who travel to and stay in places outside their normal place of residence, for not longer than one consecutive year, for reasons of recreation, business and other purposes not related to activities that are remunerated from the place visited.

Any place, indoors or outdoors, equipped for and in use as a place where guests (tourists) can pay to stay overnight. One establishment may offer several types of accommodation.

Holiday where someone mainly uses tourist accommodations.

Shipping where one or more towing barges or dumb barges are towed by a tug boat.

Vessel designed for shipping freight, without its own mechanical propulsion but specially designed to be towed.

Municipal archives not managed by a specially appointed archivist.

The balance of the exports and imports of goods and services.

Organisation of employees with the aim to represent the collective and/or individual interests of its members in the face of employers and organisations influencing labour conditions.

The umbrella organisation of trade unions that engages as a social partner in the negotiations at the national level in the Stichting van de Arbeid, Sociaal-Economische Raad, Sociale Verzekeringsraad, Ziekenfondsraad etc.

Someone who died as a result of a sudden traffic-related accident on the public road involving at least one moving vehicle. People who die after 29 days following the accident are no longer counted as traffic deaths.

Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle.

Agricultural trailers and caravans are not included.
From September 2003 all trailers and semi-trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.

Unregulated shipping with dry bulk and mixed cargo vessels.

Meeting one or more prerequisites set by the police or the public prosecutor under certain circumstances to prevent prosecution such as paying a fine, so that the right to prosecute ends.

See also: Settlement

The type of agreement on which the delivery of goods is based. For instance: purchase/sale, return shipment.

Systematic list of all economic transactions in a given period between non-residents and residents of the Netherlands as seen from the national accounts framework.

See also: Resident, Non-resident

Someone who visits a hotel but doesn't have an overnight stay.

See also: Guest, Hotel, Boarding house

The flow of goods from one country to another through Dutch territory which is owned by a foreign entity.

See also: Re-exports

A regional classification, based on the COROP classification, used in trade and transport statistics, showing regions with major import and export flows in international goods trade.

Costs related to means of transport, including - rental costs and lease costs - repair and maintenance - costs of insurances and road tax - fuel costs.

Fuel for diesel engines in road traffic (cars and trucks).

Called Diesel at the petrol station.

Fuel for diesel engines in road traffic (cars and trucks) with more than 0.005 percent sulphur.

Fuel for diesel engines in road traffic (cars and trucks) with less than 0.005 percent sulphur.

As of July 2006 the sulphur content is less than 0.001 percent.

The transport of goods and/or people for money and on account of third parties.

Transport on own account of goods or persons; goods are exclusively intended for or originate from the own business or company.

Average time measured in minutes someone spends on a trip during one day

Employee who is not a civil servant but whose salary is linked to civil servants’ salaries.

See also: Civil servant

Part of a trip with one mode of transport.

Motor boat with a capacity of at least 37 kW, designed or refitted to tow towing barges, push boats or platforms, but not for transporting freight.

Barge intended for freight shipping without self-propulsion, which has to be pushed by a tug boat or motor vessel.

Statistics Netherlands distinguishes the following types of insurance for employers: - carrying the full risk; - partly insured (payment of sickness benefits beyond a preset period is insured); - fully insured (payment of sickness benefits is fully insured).

Museums are classified by the kind of collection they exhibit: art, history, natural history, business & technology, ethnography and mixed.

Formal situation regarding the residency of a non-Dutch person in the Netherlands. For instance an A-status, a permit on humanitarian grounds, a conditional permit to stay in the country, a residence permit for an indefinite period or for a definite period.

See also: Residence permit for a definite period, Residence permit for an indefinite period