Statistics of Finances of Enterprises

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) publishes annual figures on balance sheets and profit-and-loss accounts of non-financial enterprises in the Netherlands. These figures are based on the Statistics of Finances of Enterprises and present a picture of the financial position of the Dutch non-financial business sector. The information is used mainly by the Dutch government and by international organisations for policymaking.

The annual results of these statistics are based on two sources:

- For enterprises in the non-financial sector in the Netherlands with a balance sheet total of 40 million euro or more, results are based on an annual survey.

- For enterprises in the non-financial sector in the Netherlands with a balance sheet total of less than 40 million euro, Statistics Netherlands uses the corporation tax database of the Ministry of Finance.

Supplying data

Go to https://antwoord.cbs.nl 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 Request new codes.  

Submitting data via Internet Explorer

Please note that the web browser 'Microsoft Internet Explorer' is no longer supported. We therefore ask you to submit the data via Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or a different web browser.


The results of this survey can be found on StatLine (only available in Dutch) and on the theme page Enterprises (only available in Dutch).

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:

[video: https://www.cbs.nl/en-gb/video/d10cb49e258b425e9516b950048b0193]  

And on how to import data:

[video: https://www.cbs.nl/en-gb/video/d073974d76c048cfb66260f27eb34790]      

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.


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

Call us at +31 45 570 66 27. You can reach us from Mondays to Fridays, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also reach us through our online contact form.