Business confidence; to regions 2014-2023

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Updated 03/14/2024 - 00:00
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Dit is een dataset die landelijk dekkend is. De data heeft betrekking op heel Nederland.


This table contains figures on business confidence. Business confidence is a mood indicator that indicates the direction in which the economy (the gross domestic product, GDP) is expected to develop. When assessing the outcomes, it can be assumed that the more optimistic or pessimistic the entrepreneurs are, the more the value of business confidence will deviate positively or negatively from the zero line and the greater the expectation is that the development of the GDP in the coming months will increase or decrease. Business confidence in a province is a weighted average of the confidence indicators of the underlying industries / sectors that together form a representative reflection of the total Dutch business community.

Data available from: 1st Quarter 2014 - 2nd quarter 2023.

Changes as of July 27, 2023: This table has been discontinued. The reason for this is the renewed method for calculating the business confidence.

When will new figures be published? Does not apply. This table is followed by Business confidence; to regions (active on August, 15). See paragraph 3.

Statistics Netherlands is currently working on adjustments to the definition of the Business Confidence indicator. The aim is to improve the comparability between industries and between regional and national figures. The adjustments will come into effect when the results for the third quarter of 2023 are published. More information will follow at

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