Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 27 November 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, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  98.144  98.069  0,08  1,02  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q3/14        0,2  0,8   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  714  711  0,42  2,29  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  15.118  15.093  0,17  1,44  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  5.044  5.095  -1,00  3,47  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  67.020  66.920  0,15  0,74  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  10.250  10.252  -0,02  0,96  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  50.695  50.591  0,21  0,60  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  23.860  23.862  -0,01  0,33  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros           [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  84.981  82.938  2,46  4,31  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q2/14  82.886  80.596  2,84  2,73  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q2/14  103,4  100,7  2,68  -4,88  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q2/14  98,8  99,4  -0,60  -1,69  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q2/14  101,6  101,5  0,10  1,30  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q2/14  102,9  102,8  0,10  1,28  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q2/14  99,8  101,4  -1,58  -3,11  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q2/14  101,9  102  -0,10  0,30  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q2/14  101,9  102  -0,10  0,79  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q2/14  102  101,7  0,29  0,79  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100           [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  100.002  100.050  -0,05  1,32  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  738  716  3,07  -2,77  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  14.934  15.009  -0,50  -0,33  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  5.127  5.169  -0,81  4,83  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  68.971  68.761  0,31  2,02  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  10.232  10.395  -1,57  -2,16  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  51.643  51.622  0,04  1,41  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  24.342  24.274  0,28  1,19  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  21.599  21.855  -1,17  -5,23  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  2.419  2.299  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Sep/14  110,45  88,32  25,06  5,55  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Nov/14  -6,1  -6,8  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 Oct/14  79,6  80  -0,50  2,05  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q2/14  4.637,9  4.628,3  0,21  0,45  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Sep/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 Nov/14  100,09  100,22  -0,13  -0,11  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Oct/14  108,17  108,29  -0,11  -2,51  [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 Sep/14  2.680  1.712  56,54  58,77  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Sep/14  7.308  3.203  128,16  -7,38  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Sep/14  -3.937  -1.795  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Sep/14  -7.499  2.819  -366,02  17,84  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Sep/14  380.435  387.935  -1,93  2,26  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Sep/14  39.620  36.777  7,73  6,40  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Sep/14  340.815  351.157  -2,95  1,80  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Sep/14  379.247  386.746  -1,94  2,26  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Sep/14  1.188  1.188  0,00  1,54  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Sep/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 Sep/14  462.100  456.200  1,29  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Sep/14  129.047  129.817  -0,59  0,06  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Sep/14  103.246  104.120  -0,84  0,07  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Sep/14  407.494  408.566  -0,26  2,43  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Sep/14  93.218  93.647  -0,46  -7,33  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Sep/14  2.566  9.370  -72,61  -2,58  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Sep/14  63.028  66.747  -5,57  26,92  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Sep/14  219.981  217.476  1,15  5,65  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Sep/14  156.953  150.729  4,13  -1,01  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Oct/14  38.746  41.705  -7,10  -23,50  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Oct/14  16.777  17.055  -1,63  -4,98  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Oct/14  13.742  18.821  -26,99  -29,81  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Oct/14  16.338  16.320  0,11  0,48  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2014-11-27  0,05  0,05  0,00  -80,00  [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2014-11-27  -0,08  -0,08  0,00  -233,33  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2014-11-27  0,95  0,99  -4,04  -59,92  [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 2014-11-26  11.825,38  11.832,3  -0,06  13,07  [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  210,30  [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  -6,93  [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  230,43  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Oct/14  25,9  26,2  -1,15  -7,50  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Oct/14  8,5  8,8  -3,41  -12,37  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Oct/14  0,00  -6,25  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Oct/14  3,1  3,1  0,00  -11,43  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Oct/14  8,1  8,1  0,00  -1,22  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Oct/14  20.585  20.648  -0,31  0,30  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Sep/14  30.078,7  25.865,7  16,29  -3,00  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Sep/14  28.679,8  25.959,8  10,48  1,49  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2014-11-27  1,248  1,2475  0,04  -8,21  [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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