I am only a small company/sole proprietor, so why am I being sent this questionnaire?

CBS is responsible for compiling and publishing figures on the production, deployment of personnel and finances of the business community in the Netherlands. That is why CBS writes to both large and small companies and to sole proprietors. Your participation makes it possible to create an accurate and representative picture of the economy in the Netherlands. These figures are used by industry, government and research. In recent years, the number of smaller companies and sole proprietors in the Netherlands has increased significantly. It has therefore become even more important that we collect and publish reliable data about these companies. Since reporting year 2023, a new and short questionnaire has been introduced for small enterprises (with one employee) and self-employed persons. This questionnaire is more in line with your situation and easy to fill in.