Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 22 December 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 Q3/14  98.447  98.144  0,31  0,93  [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 Q3/14  712  714  -0,28  1,28  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  15.239  15.118  0,80  1,84  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  5.054  5.044  0,20  2,79  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  67.125  67.020  0,16  0,51  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  10.319  10.250  0,67  1,44  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  51.023  50.695  0,65  1,11  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  23.815  23.860  -0,19  -0,09  [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 Q3/14  85.638  84.981  0,77  1,79  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  84.061  82.886  1,42  2,10  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  103,7  103,4  0,29  -1,33  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  99,1  98,8  0,30  -0,90  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  101,4  101,6  -0,20  0,70  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  102,9  102,9  0,00  0,68  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  102,1  99,8  2,30  1,19  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  102,2  101,9  0,29  0,59  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  101,9  101,9  0,00  0,49  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  103,3  102  1,27  1,77  [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 Q3/14  100.607  100.002  0,60  1,48  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  738  738  0,00  -0,14  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  15.107  14.934  1,16  0,94  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  5.124  5.127  -0,06  3,47  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  69.098  68.971  0,18  1,29  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  10.540  10.232  3,01  2,73  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  51.975  51.643  0,64  1,60  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  24.603  24.342  1,07  1,70  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  22.376  21.599  3,60  1,30  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  1.653  2.419  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Oct/14  110,67  110,4  0,24  -0,62  [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. Q3/14  4.643,7  4.637,9  0,13  0,47  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Dec/13  8,5  8,5  0,00  1,19  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q3/14  117,6  117,33  0,23  1,19  [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 Oct/14  4.827  2.997  61,06  43,66  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Oct/14  3.153  7.164  -55,99  -20,94  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Oct/14  2.696  -3.937  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Oct/14  -1.153  -7.499  -84,62  -128,40  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Oct/14  379.281  380.435  -0,30  0,85  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Oct/14  36.158  39.620  -8,74  -5,15  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Oct/14  343.122  340.815  0,68  1,53  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Oct/14  378.093  379.247  -0,30  0,85  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Oct/14  1.187  1.188  -0,08  2,24  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Oct/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 Oct/14  461.600  461.200  0,09  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Oct/14  132.030  128.999  2,35  1,65  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Oct/14  103.314  103.150  0,16  -0,22  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Oct/14  406.955  407.491  -0,13  2,51  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Oct/14  92.547  93.160  -0,66  -6,25  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Oct/14  3.450  2.566  34,45  -17,99  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Oct/14  60.609  62.858  -3,58  23,93  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Oct/14  216.982  220.094  -1,41  5,95  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Oct/14  156.373  157.236  -0,55  0,31  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Nov/14  41.178  38.746  6,28  -17,92  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Nov/14  16.856  16.777  0,47  -4,67  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Nov/14  11.941  13.742  -13,11  -38,62  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Nov/14  16.174  16.338  -1,00  5,02  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2014-12-19  0,05  0,05  0,00  -80,00  [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2014-12-18  -0,04  -0,05  -20,00  -128,57  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2014-12-19  0,91  0,85  7,06  -62,40  [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 2014-12-18  11.518,34  11.150,32  3,30  12,67  [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 Nov/14  25,7  25,9  -0,77  -4,81  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Nov/14  8,7  8,5  2,35  -4,40  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Nov/14  5,9  -1,67  -7,81  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Nov/14  2,9  3,1  -6,45  -12,12  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Nov/14  8,1  -1,23  0,00  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Nov/14  20.536  20.585  -0,24  3,44  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Oct/14  30.511,8  31.116,9  -1,94  -3,41  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Oct/14  27.928  29.888,1  -6,56  -8,08  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2014-12-18  1,2285  1,2448  -1,31  -10,65  [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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