Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 23 October 2014
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The data shown on this page correspond to the economic and financial variables described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For an extended explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Belgium has committed, please click on DSBB Home Page.

[ REAL SECTOR | FISCAL SECTOR | FINANCIAL SECTOR | EXTERNAL SECTOR | POPULATION ]

Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted
Dots are delimiters for units of thousands, commas indicate decimal points
Some of the prescribed breakdowns are shown on separate pages through a link found in the last column "More Info" of the NSDP.

REAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More Info
Period and Date of Latest Data Latest Data Data for Previous Period % Change from Previous Period % Change from Same Period Last Year to Latest Period
National Accounts, chain linked, ESA95              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  93.150  93.082  0,07  1,03  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q2/14        0,1  1,0   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  546  544  0,37  2,44  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  13.252  13.216  0,27  1,76  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  4.997  5.020  -0,46  3,48  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  64.336  64.299  0,06  0,61  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  10.030  10.014  0,16  1,58  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  49.484  49.346  0,28  1,10  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  23.092  23.076  0,07  0,08  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros           [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  84.211  82.058  2,62  3,51  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  82.488  79.954  3,17  3,17  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  130,2  126,7  2,76  5,77  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  100,6  101  -0,40  -1,18  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  101,9  101,7  0,20  1,39  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  105,1  104,9  0,19  1,45  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  102,8  103  -0,19  -2,37  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  104,2  104,1  0,10  0,68  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  104,2  104,4  -0,19  0,58  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  106,1  106,5  -0,38  1,73  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100           [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA95              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  97.084  96.914  0,18  1,73  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  711  689  3,19  8,38  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  13.329  13.343  -0,10  0,54  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  5.094  5.106  -0,24  4,94  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  67.645  67.473  0,25  2,07  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  10.312  10.310  0,02  -0,79  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  51.585  51.509  0,15  1,74  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  24.512  24.566  -0,22  1,90  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  18.774  19.105  -1,73  -5,27  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  2.213  1.734  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Jul/14  97,11  107,35  -9,54  -3,22  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Sep/14  -7,2  -7,3  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
Degree of utilisation of installed production capacity: total of all industries last month of quarter weightened result, gross series, in percentage Jul/14  80  78,8  1,52  3,76  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q2/14  4.633,3  4.630,3  0,06  0,24  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Aug/14  8,5  8,5  0,00  0,00  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q2/14  117,37  117,11  0,22  1,26  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Sep/14  100,09  100,17  -0,08  -0,12  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Aug/14  108,36  108,77  -0,38  -3,12  [Backdata and detail]
FISCAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More Info
Period and Date of Latest Data Latest Data Data for Previous Period % Change from Previous Period % Change from Same Period Last Year to Latest Period
General Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions 2013  203.613,7  196.780,6  3,47  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2013  215.078,2  212.702,8  1,12  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2013  -11.464,5  -15.922,2  -28,00  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Aug/14  1.713  6.230  -72,50  -37,91  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Aug/14  3.244  3.690  -12,09  -2,23  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Aug/14  -1.795  3.497  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Aug/14  2.819  608  363,65  -52,99  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Aug/14  387.935  385.106  0,73  1,78  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Aug/14  36.777  33.880  8,55  9,87  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Aug/14  351.157  351.225  -0,02  1,00  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Aug/14  386.746  383.925  0,73  1,78  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Aug/14  1.188  1.181  0,59  2,24  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Aug/14      [Backdata]
FINANCIAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More Info
Period and Date of Latest Data Latest Data Data for Previous Period % Change from Previous Period % Change from Same Period Last Year to Latest Period
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector              
* National contribution to the euro area M3 EUR millions Aug/14  455.900  456.200  -0,07  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Aug/14  129.940  131.478  -1,17  -0,64  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Aug/14  104.244  104.020  0,22  -1,48  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Aug/14  408.769  411.457  -0,65  3,80  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Aug/14  93.521  94.314  -0,84  -7,04  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Aug/14  9.369  7.998  17,14  -19,77  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Aug/14  66.360  60.301  10,05  17,27  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Aug/14  216.819  210.969  2,77  6,31  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Aug/14  150.459  150.668  -0,14  2,10  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Sep/14  41.705  38.726  7,69  -13,80  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Sep/14  17.056  17.137  -0,47  -2,74  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Sep/14  18.821  17.965  4,76  1,05  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Sep/14  16.319  16.123  1,22  -0,86  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2014-10-23  0,05  0,05  0,00  -90,00  [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2014-10-22  -0,08  -0,08  0,00  -260,00  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2014-10-22  1,2  1,24  -3,23  -54,02  [Backdata]
Financial soundness indicators Click on the data category title to view the Belgian FSI-page            
Stock market, BAS - price index index 1 January 1980 = 1000 2014-10-22  11.059,4  11.002,09  0,52  5,64  [Backdata]
EXTERNAL SECTOR
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More Info
Period and Date of Latest Data Latest Data Data for Previous Period % Change from Previous Period % Change from Same Period Last Year to Latest Period
Balance of Payments of Belgium              
* Current account (net) EUR millions Jun/14  364  1.091  -66,64  113,57  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Jun/14  1.057  1.056  0,09  172,42  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Jun/14  28.387  26.226  8,24  4,26  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Jun/14  29.444  27.282  7,92  6,62  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Jun/14  -108  707  -115,28  95,60  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Jun/14  -586  -672  -12,80  4,87  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Jun/14  -26  -26  0,00  -225,00  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Jun/14  1.749  -245  -813,88  153,98  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Sep/14  26,2  26,9  -2,60  -6,09  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Sep/14  8,8  9,4  -6,38  -10,20  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Sep/14  6,1  -1,64  -4,76  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Sep/14  3,1  3,1  0,00  -11,43  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Sep/14  8,1  8,1  0,00  0,00  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Sep/14  20.648  20.305  1,69  -0,31  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Aug/14  25.680,9  30.066,8  -14,59  -0,33  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Aug/14  25.375,3  28.206,8  -10,04  -0,29  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2014-10-22  1,2693  1,2762  -0,54  -7,17  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q2/14  1.878  1.836  2,29  -1,37  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q2/14  808  799  1,13  -2,18  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q2/14  557  539  3,34  10,08  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q2/14  228  217  5,07  25,27  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q2/14  329  322  2,17  1,54  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q2/14  493  478  3,14  -10,69  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q2/14  20  20  0,00  0,00  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q2/14  1.667  1.642  1,52  -2,80  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q2/14  849  855  -0,70  -4,07  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q2/14  424  413  2,66  13,37  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q2/14  82  87  -5,75  12,33  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q2/14  342  326  4,91  13,62  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q2/14  394  374  5,35  -13,60  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q2/14  211  194  8,76  11,64  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q2/14  993.725  964.099  3,07  -3,94  [Backdata and detail]
POPULATION
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit Description Observations More Info
Period and Date of Latest Data Latest Data Data for Previous Period % Change from Previous Period % Change from Same Period Last Year to Latest Period
Total population thousands 2013  11.151  11.100  0,46  n.a.  [Backdata]

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