Business confidence; to regions

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Data owner Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Rijk)
Updated 05/30/2024 - 00:00
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Dit is een dataset die landelijk dekkend is. De data heeft betrekking op heel Nederland.


The Business confidence is a sentiment indicator for the Dutch private sector. When assessing the results, 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. The Business confidence in the total Dutch private sector is a weighted average of the confidence indicators of the underlying sectors/industries, which together form a representative reflection of the Dutch business community from an economic viewpoint.

The Business confidence for manufacturing industry is not the same as the Producer Confidence. These figures are available in the Producer confidence table.

The aggregation ‘all enterprises (no finance or energy)’ includes all available branches questioned in the Business Survey Netherlands. Because not every branch is questioned monthly, this aggregation will only have data available for the first month of each quarter. The aggregation ‘C industry, H-S services and 45+47’ includes all monthly questioned branches and serves as a subtotal of the monthly questionnaire.

Data available from: January 2012.

Changes as of May 30th 2024: Figures of May 2024 have been added.

When will new figures be published? Figures of June are expected to be published the 27th of June 2024.

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