The Netherlands' business confidence indicator rose to -5.4 in August 2020 from -8.7 a month earlier, as manufacturers were mainly less negative about their order position and their stocks of finished products. On the other hand, opinions on future output have deteriorated slightly.

Business Confidence in Netherlands averaged 0.70 points from 1985 until 2020, 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 September of 2020. source: Statistics Netherlands

Business Confidence in Netherlands is expected to be -16.00 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 -6.00 points in 2021 and -3.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Business Confidence

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.40 -8.70 10.90 -28.70 1985 - 2020 points Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-28 04:30 AM May -25.1 -28.7 -24
2020-06-29 04:30 AM Jun -15.1 -25.1 -22
2020-07-30 04:30 AM Jul -8.7 -15.1 -14
2020-08-28 04:30 AM Aug -5.4 -8.7 -8.4
2020-09-28 04:30 AM Sep -5.4 -6.6
2020-10-29 05:30 AM Oct
2020-11-27 05:30 AM Nov
2020-12-28 05:30 AM Dec -4.8


News Stream
Dutch Manufacturing Confidence Improves in August
The Netherlands' business confidence indicator rose to -5.4 in August 2020 from -8.7 a month earlier, as manufacturers were mainly less negative about their order position and their stocks of finished products. On the other hand, opinions on future output have deteriorated slightly.
2020-08-28
Dutch Business Morale Remains Weak in July
The Dutch producer confidence index increased to -8.7 in July 2020 from -15.1 a month earlier, remaining well below pre-pandemic levels amid the coronavirus pandemic. The indicators measuring new orders and stocks remained in negative territory, while manufacturers' opinion about expected activity turned positive for first time since February.
2020-07-30
Dutch Business Morale Improves in June
The Dutch producer confidence index increased to -15.1 in June 2020 from a second lowest reading of -25.1 a month earlier. That was the third straight month of negative reading, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Manufacturers were less negative about expected activity (-14.7 vs -44.9 in May) while the opinion on order book also improved (-25.3 vs -26.4). Meantime, the opinion on the stocks of finished products deteriorated (-5.2 vs -4.0).
2020-06-29
Dutch Business Morale Second-Lowest on Record
The Dutch producer confidence index increased to -25.1 in May 2020 from a record low of -28.7 a month earlier. That was the second lowest reading since the series began in January 1985, amid restriction measures to prevent further spreading of the coronavirus. Manufacturers were less negative about expected activity (-44.9 vs -65.0 in April) while the opinion on stocks of finished products also strengthened (-4.0 vs -5.8). Meantime, the opinion on the order book deteriorated (-26.4 vs -15.4).
2020-05-28

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.