Netherlands Business Confidence

Business confidence in Netherlands rose to 7.0 in February of 2017 from 6.0 in January. It was the highest reading since February 2008, as manufacturers were more upbeat toward production in the next three months and they were also more positive about their order books and expected activity. In contrast, the index for stocks of finished products fell slightly. By industry, producers in wood and construction were registered as the most positive, followed by those in the textile, clothing and leather industries. Business Confidence in Netherlands averaged 0.40 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9.40 in January of 2008 and a record low of -23.50 in February of 2009.

Netherlands Business Confidence

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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 February of 2017.