Over the years, Swedish companies in the Netherlands have continued to improve their financial performance. In 2021, 68 per cent of the participating companies reported a profit, a figure that climbed to 89 per cent by 2022. This substantial increase suggests a recovering economy that is rebounding from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Swedish companies in the Netherlands tend to have an optimistic view of turnover when observing the results from the past years. This year, 74 per cent of the respondents answered that they expect their turnover to increase in the upcoming 12 months. The consumer sector emerged as the most favourable, with 100 per cent of the companies expressing their anticipation of an increase in their turnovers.

For the third consecutive year, the survey results indicate that the primary operations of Swedish companies in the Dutch market revolve around Marketing and sales activities. For the second consecutive year, Sustainability continues to be one of the most important driving forces, accounting for 36 per cent.

The Swedish brand is perceived to contribute positively to the business of Swedish companies in the Dutch market. This year, 89 per cent responded that the brand contributes partially or very much.

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The Business Climate Survey is an initiative that seeks to identify the opportunities and challenges Swedish companies face when conducting business worldwide. This year marks the survey’s third consecutive year in the Netherlands.

The survey was distributed to a selective sample of 170 local executives representing Swedish companies, with 47 providing answers, leading to a 28 per cent response rate. The answers were collected between March 13th and April 4th, 2023.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the participating companies and respondents who have contributed to the survey. Their invaluable input has made it possible to present an accurate and insightful assessment of the Dutch market.