What does the survey comprise?
PurposeThe Business confidence indicates to what extent the mood among entrepreneurs in the Dutch private sector is positive or negative with regard to the commercial situation, including the economic climate.
Target populationTotal private sector with the exception of financial companies and utilities.
Statistical unitBusiness establishments
Start of surveyJanuary 2012
Monthly, excluding aggregates (quarterly):
- All enterprises (no finance or energy)
- A Agriculture, forestry and fishing- B Mining and quarrying
- F Construction
- 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles)