The Dutch producer confidence index dropped to 4.7 in May 2019 from 6.7 in the previous month. This was the weakest reading since December 2016, as manufacturers were less positive about expected activity (0.9 vs 3.3 in April) and order book (11.6 vs 13.7). In addition, their views on stocks of finished products deteriorated (1.7 vs 3.1). Business Confidence in Netherlands averaged 0.86 Index Points from 1985 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.90 Index Points in February of 2018 and a record low of -23.50 Index Points in February of 2009.

Business Confidence in Netherlands is expected to be 6.50 Index 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 3.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Business Confidence is projected to trend around 2.60 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-27 05:30 AM Business confidence 6.3 5.8 5.1
2019-03-28 05:30 AM Business Confidence 6.1 6.3 5.9
2019-04-29 04:30 AM Business Confidence 6.7 6.1 5.7
2019-05-29 04:30 AM Business Confidence 4.7 6.7 6.2
2019-06-27 04:30 AM Business Confidence 4.7 6.5
2019-07-30 04:30 AM Business Confidence
2019-08-29 04:30 AM Business Confidence


Netherlands Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 4.70 6.70 10.90 -23.50 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -2.30 -2.10 13.90 -19.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.60 -0.60 6.20 -8.30 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.20 -0.40 10.30 -13.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 84.30 83.90 86.50 74.40 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 849.00 183.00 2429.00 -1506.00 EUR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 315.00 410.00 1185.00 72.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 36830.00 33149.00 91926.00 7197.00 [+]
Internet Speed 17387.85 17589.58 17914.71 4164.88 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 9382252.00 9160464.00 9382252.00 5450716.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -15.80 -17.90 56.60 -42.70 percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 52.20 52.00 63.40 48.00 [+]
Steel Production 511.20 611.95 687.00 236.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 82.38 82.22 82.38 5.32 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 6.00 5.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 36.00 32.00 36.00 25.00 [+]
Electricity Production 8931.00 11317.00 12625.00 6492.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 82.00 90.30 82.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 8.00 8.00 11.00 5.00 [+]


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. This page provides - Netherlands Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Netherlands Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.70 6.70 10.90 -23.50 1985 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 7.00 May/19
Brazil 56.90 Jun/19
Canada 55.90 May/19
China 49.40 May/19
Euro Area 0.30 May/19
France 104.00 May/19
Germany 97.40 Jun/19
India 113.50 Jun/19
Indonesia 102.10 Mar/19
Italy 102.00 May/19
Japan 12.00 Mar/19
Mexico 52.40 May/19
Netherlands 4.70 May/19
Russia -1.00 May/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore 1.00 Mar/19
South Africa 28.00 Jun/19
South Korea 76.00 May/19
Spain -3.30 May/19
Switzerland 94.40 May/19
Turkey 102.50 Jun/19
United Kingdom -13.00 Jun/19
United States 52.10 May/19


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