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Faltering growth business confidence
At the beginning of the third quarter, business confidence in the Netherlands is decreasing marginally, but - for the third quarter in a row - the mood remains positive.
Private sector optimistic; employment expected to grow
At the beginning of Q2, the mood across the Dutch private sector remains largely positive.
Positive mood in private sector continues
Business confidence remains high into the fourth quarter of 2016.
Business confidence at highest level since 2008
Business confidence in the Netherlands in Q2 2017
Staffing deficits impact private sector
At the beginning of Q3, more and more enterprises are suffering from a shortage of staff.
Entrepreneurs anticipate more turnover and less investment in 2021
Entrepreneurs expect to invest less in 2021 than in the current year for the first time since 2013, but a majority anticipate an increase in turnover and staffing levels.
Business confidence higher at start of third quarter
Business confidence continued its upward climb at the start of the third quarter of 2021, reaching the highest level since measurements started in 2008.
More businesses experience shortages of staff and materials
At the beginning of Q2 2022, staff shortages formed the largest obstacle for entrepreneurs in carrying out their business activities.
Private sector more confident
At the start of Q3, business confidence has increased relative to one quarter previously. After a dip in Q2 2013, business confidence reached the highest level since Q3 2011.
One-quarter of businesses facing staff shortages
At the start of Q3 2019, one-quarter of Dutch non-financial enterprises were still affected by staff shortages.
Entrepreneurs in COVID-impacted sectors are pessimistic
In Q1 2021, business confidence has declined slightly and is still negative.
Business confidence hits record high
The Dutch business confidence index is at a record high.
Business confidence lower in Q1
At the start of 2019, business confidence stands at 10.6, almost 3 points down on the previous quarter but still well above the long-term average.
Businesses face growing shortage of staff
At the start of Q3 2018, staff shortages in the non-financial private sector had increased according to the business confidence indicator. This formed an impediment to business operations across...
Business confidence up in Q1 2023
At the start of Q1 2023, entrepreneurial confidence increased from slightly negative to positive (6.4).
Sharper decline in business confidence
At the beginning of Q4 2019, business confidence - the sentiment indicator of the Dutch private sector – was at a lower level compared to the previous quarter. Nevertheless, entrepreneurs are still...
Business confidence increases slightly
Confidence among Dutch entrepreneurs is increasing slightly in Q2 2019, after two quarters of decline. However, staff shortages are still affecting business operations at some enterprises.
Business confidence slightly negative in Q4 2022
At the start of Q4 2022, entrepreneurial confidence was negative for the first time since early 2021.
Enterprises anticipate further growth in 2018
Dutch entrepreneurs expect an increase in turnover, employment and investments for 2018.
Entrepreneurs optimistic about 2019
For 2019, entrepreneurs in the non-financial private sector expect higher turnover, staff increases and higher investments than in 2018. Aside from positive expectations for next year, more and more...
Business confidence down at the beginning of 2022
At the beginning of 2022, business confidence declined after three consecutive quarters of growth. The mood did remain predominantly positive in most sectors.