Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 20 April 2015
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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 Q4/14  98.660  98.481  0,18  0,99  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q4/14        0,1  0,9   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q4/14  710  712  -0,28  0,57  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q4/14  15.229  15.279  -0,33  1,29  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q4/14  5.072  5.054  0,36  2,36  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q4/14  67.332  67.133  0,30  0,82  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q4/14  10.318  10.307  0,11  1,00  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q4/14  51.292  51.035  0,50  1,86  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q4/14  24.118  23.774  1,45  0,96  [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 Q4/14  84.405  86.349  -2,25  1,09  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q4/14  82.858  85.721  -3,34  1,78  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q4/14  98,3  103,7  -5,21  2,40  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q4/14  99,2  99,3  -0,10  -0,30  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q4/14  101,5  101,5  0,00  0,30  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q4/14  103  103  0,00  0,59  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q4/14  105,1  106  -0,85  1,45  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q4/14  102,5  102,6  -0,10  0,49  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q4/14  101,8  101,9  -0,10  0,20  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q4/14  104  103,3  0,68  2,16  [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 Q4/14  101.169  101.090  0,08  1,57  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  698  738  -5,42  2,95  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  15.110  15.169  -0,39  1,04  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  5.148  5.129  0,37  2,69  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  69.372  69.128  0,35  1,46  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  10.841  10.925  -0,77  2,39  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  52.203  51.987  0,42  2,08  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  25.094  24.552  2,21  3,20  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  20.445  24.064  -15,04  -3,82  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/14  3.427  486  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Jan/15  99,45  102,48  -2,96  -1,38  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Mar/15  -6,3  -8,3  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 Jan/15  78,3  79,6  -1,63  1,29  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q4/14  4.644,3  4.638,9  0,12  0,44  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Feb/15  8,5  8,5  0,00  1,19  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q4/14  117,62  117,53  0,08  1,00  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Mar/15  100,32  100,26  0,06  -0,40  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Feb/15  102,77  101,42  1,33  -6,95  [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 2014  205.526,9  203.718,6  0,89  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2014  218.584,7  215.253,1  1,55  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2014  -13.057,8  -11.534,5  13,21  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Feb/15  1.962  4.730  -58,52  17,06  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Feb/15  4.493  6.653  -32,47  15,35  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Feb/15  -3.668  -3.402  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Feb/15  6.028  6.252  -3,58  -30,02  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Feb/15  392.882  386.876  1,55  2,23  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Feb/15  38.343  36.294  5,65  6,69  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Feb/15  354.539  350.581  1,13  1,77  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Feb/15  391.533  385.505  1,56  2,19  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Feb/15  1.350  1.371  -1,53  14,41  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Feb/15      [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 Feb/15  488.400  483.600  0,99  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Feb/15  137.519  137.226  0,21  7,57  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Feb/15  102.828  101.353  1,46  -0,90  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Feb/15  409.589  411.351  -0,43  3,04  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Feb/15  88.119  88.790  -0,76  -8,68  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Feb/15  7.167  3.944  81,72  -19,37  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Feb/15  66.385  66.662  -0,42  5,29  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Feb/15  235.200  238.248  -1,28  15,48  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Feb/15  168.815  171.586  -1,61  20,04  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Mar/15  44.633  43.846  1,79  3,08  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Mar/15  18.518  17.134  8,08  3,15  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Mar/15  13.427  11.862  13,19  -28,30  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Mar/15  17.738  17.698  0,23  11,80  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2015-04-20  0,05  0,05  0,00  -80,00  [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2015-04-20  -0,2  -0,2  0,00  -211,11  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2015-04-20  0,36  0,34  5,88  -82,86  [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 2015-04-17  13.499,14  13.712,54  -1,56  19,25  [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 Dec/14  1.356  2.113  -35,83  -57,21  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Dec/14  -1.008  1.196  -184,28  -106,13  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Dec/14  27.997  25.786  8,57  -1,92  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Dec/14  26.990  26.983  0,03  -3,80  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Dec/14  2.545  931  173,36  -43,05  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Dec/14  -181  -14  1.192,86  77,71  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Dec/14  -400  13  -3.176,92  -2.205,26  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Dec/14  2.017  1.786  12,93  -42,63  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Mar/15  24,7  25,1  -1,59  -10,18  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Mar/15  8,7  8,8  -1,14  -8,42  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Mar/15  5,6  5,7  -1,75  -12,50  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Mar/15  2,1  -4,76  -39,39  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Mar/15  8,1  -1,23  -1,23  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Feb/15  22.132  22.542  -1,82  9,68  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Feb/15  29.391,5  27.379,6  7,35  1,88  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Feb/15  26.828,5  25.861,7  3,74  -3,26  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2015-04-20  1,0723  1,0814  -0,84  -22,61  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q4/14  1.954  1.945  0,46  6,14  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/14  858  840  2,14  5,93  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/14  579  571  1,40  10,08  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/14  244  236  3,39  16,19  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/14  335  335  0,00  6,01  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/14  496  513  -3,31  2,27  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q4/14  21  21  0,00  5,00  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q4/14  1.734  1.734  0,00  5,41  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/14  914  875  4,46  5,66  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/14  446  435  2,53  16,45  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/14  93  87  6,90  6,90  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/14  353  348  1,44  19,26  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/14  374  424  -11,79  -5,79  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q4/14  220  211  4,27  12,24  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q4/14  1.054.921  1.060.196  -0,50  8,47  [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 2014  11.201  11.151  0,45  n.a.  [Backdata]

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