CBS-DNB Finances of Enterprises and Balance of Payments


To get a clear picture of the Dutch economy, insight into the financial situation of the business sector is necessary. To gain this insight, Statistics Netherlands (CBS), in cooperation with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), conducts the survey CBS-DNB Finances of Enterprises and Balance of Payments 2022. Data from around the 350 largest companies in the non-financial sector are indispensable here.

These figures are an important source for the quarterly sector accounts, a limited set of national accounts on a quarterly basis, and the balance of payments of DNB. Quarterly figures of national economies are indispensable for the European Commission and the European Central Bank, in order to perform their tasks properly.

Delivery of data

If you have received a letter from CBS, you can fill in the data via a secure internet connection and send it to us.
Go to and use the login details you received by letter to explore the new questionnaire. This will enable you to see which data you will be asked to fill in. You can also submit test reports to CBS. If you no longer have the login details, please request new codes here

More information

We have developed instructions  in which we explain the structure of the questionnaire and how to fill in the questionnaire manually or by reading in the data. An overview of the information requested in the questionnaire can be found in this sample template.
Do you prefer instruction videos? We made two videos, on the structure of the questionnaire:


and on how to import data:


There is also an extensive list of definitions that are used in the questionnaire available. Here you wil find an explanation about the use of codes.

Would you like to know more about the cooperation between CBS and DNB? Please take a look at the CBS website.

Obligatory data delivery

As required by the Statistics Netherlands’ law, Statistics Netherland uses as much data as possible from other institutions' files. We examine the usability, timeliness and completeness of the data. If the files do not contain the required data or do not contain it in time, we may request the data from businesses. Under the Law, you are obliged to deliver the requested data on time, completely and free of charge. Failure to do so may cost you money via a fine or an administrative penalty. More information on the obligation and enforcement can be found at

Results of the CBS-DNB Information meeting

DNB and Statistics Netherlands organised an information meeting about the new, combined survey that will become effective in 2019. Click here for more information and to view the presentations.

Do you have any questions or suggestions regarding the new questionnaire?

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