The Netherlands' business confidence indicator fell to 0.1 in February 2021 from an eleven-month high of 0.6 in the previous month, as manufacturers were less positive about future production (0.0 vs 2.6 in January) and stocks of finished products (1.0 vs 1.4). On the other hand, the opinion about the order book was slightly less negative (-0.9 vs -2.0). source: Statistics Netherlands

Business Confidence in Netherlands averaged 0.66 points from 1985 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 10.90 points in February of 2018 and a record low of -28.70 points in April of 2020. This page provides - Netherlands Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Netherlands Business Confidence - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Business Confidence in Netherlands is expected to be -8.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Netherlands to stand at -6.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Business Confidence is projected to trend around -3.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Business Confidence

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.60 10.90 -28.70 1985 - 2021 points Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-27 05:30 AM Business Confidence Nov -3.8 -5.6 -7
2020-12-28 05:30 AM Business Confidence Dec -0.4 -3.8 -4.8
2021-01-28 05:30 AM Business Confidence Jan 0.6 -0.4 -1.2
2021-02-25 05:30 AM Business confidence Feb 0.1 0.6 1
2021-03-31 04:30 AM Business Confidence Mar 0.1 2
2021-04-29 04:30 AM Business Confidence Apr
2021-05-28 04:30 AM Business Confidence May
2021-06-29 04:30 AM Business Confidence Jun


News Stream
Dutch Business Sentiment Weakens in February
The Netherlands' business confidence indicator fell to 0.1 in February 2021 from an eleven-month high of 0.6 in the previous month, as manufacturers were less positive about future production (0.0 vs 2.6 in January) and stocks of finished products (1.0 vs 1.4). On the other hand, the opinion about the order book was slightly less negative (-0.9 vs -2.0).
2021-02-25
Dutch Business Sentiment Rebounds in January
The Netherlands' business confidence indicator jumped to 0.6 in January 2021 from -0.4 a month earlier. This was the first positive reading in ten months and the highest reading since February last year. Manufacturers' opinions on expected activity improved further and they were less negative about the order book for the eighth consecutive month. At the same time, their opinion about stocks of finished products did not change.
2021-01-28
Dutch Business Sentiment Rises to 9-Month High
The Netherlands' business confidence indicator rose to -0.4 in December 2020 from -3.8 a month earlier. This was the highest reading since March, as manufacturers' opinions on expected activity improved and they were less negative about the order book for the seventh consecutive month. At the same time, they were slightly more positive about stocks of finished products.
2020-12-28
Dutch Business Sentiment Rises to 8-Month High
The Netherlands' business confidence indicator rose to -3.8 in November 2020 from -5.6 a month earlier. This was the highest reading since March, as manufacturers were less negative about the order book for the sixth consecutive month. Also, they were less gloomy about their expected activity. Meanwhile, businesses were slightly less positive about stocks of finished products.
2020-11-27

Netherlands Business Confidence
In Netherlands, the producer confidence survey covers 1,700 manufacturing companies and gathers up-to-date information on economic developments for all activities of the manufacturing industry. The survey covers three components: how companies evaluate their order positions, their stocks of finished products in the month under review and the anticipated economic activity for the next three months. The index is calculated as the percentage of positive answers minus the percentage of negative answers. Therefore, the indicator varies from -100 (all participants evaluate their situation as poor and expect it to become worse) to 100 (all companies are happy with current situation and expect it to improve); 0 indicates neutrality.