Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 30 January 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 Q3/14  98.481  98.156  0,33  0,97  [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 Q3/14  712  714  -0,28  1,28  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  15.279  15.151  0,84  2,11  [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  67.133  66.999  0,20  0,53  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  10.307  10.250  0,56  1,32  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  51.035  50.695  0,67  1,14  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  23.774  23.860  -0,36  -0,26  [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  86.349  85.190  1,36  2,63  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2012 euros Q3/14  85.721  82.863  3,45  4,11  [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  99,3  98,9  0,40  -0,70  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  101,5  101,6  -0,10  0,79  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  103  102,8  0,19  0,78  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  106  99,9  6,11  5,05  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2012 = 100 Q3/14  102,6  101,9  0,69  0,98  [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  1,18  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  101.090  100.000  1,09  1,97  [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  15.169  14.990  1,19  1,36  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  5.129  5.127  0,04  3,57  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  69.128  68.903  0,33  1,33  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  10.925  10.242  6,67  6,48  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  51.987  51.643  0,67  1,62  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  24.552  24.370  0,75  1,49  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  24.064  21.433  12,28  8,95  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/14  486  2.553  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Nov/14  100,59  109,94  -8,50  -3,46  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Jan/15  -8,8  -6,9  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. Q3/14  4.638,9  4.637,5  0,03  0,36  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Dec/14  8,4  8,5  -1,18  0,00  [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 Jan/15  99,85  99,98  -0,13  -0,65  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Dec/14  103,56  106,81  -3,04  -6,75  [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 Dec/14  8.825  378  2.234,66  -18,20  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Dec/14  2.811  6.068  -53,68  6,92  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Dec/14  4.700  -4.873  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Dec/14  -4.403  4.868  -190,45  30,13  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Dec/14  380.599  384.153  -0,93  2,48  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Dec/14  35.116  38.901  -9,73  7,49  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Dec/14  345.484  345.252  0,07  1,99  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Dec/14  380.599  382.959  -0,62  2,64  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Dec/14  1.194  -100,00  -100,00  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Dec/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 Dec/14  457.600  462.800  -1,12  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Dec/14  132.528  129.770  2,13  4,08  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Dec/14  100.007  103.434  -3,31  -3,20  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Dec/14  400.567  408.350  -1,91  2,24  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Dec/14  90.719  92.074  -1,47  -7,40  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Dec/14  1.655  3.492  -52,61  -6,07  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Dec/14  65.892  60.051  9,73  14,52  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Dec/14  218.362  216.569  0,83  7,57  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Dec/14  152.470  156.518  -2,59  4,81  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Dec/14  45.216  41.178  9,81  -1,18  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Dec/14  17.057  16.856  1,19  -3,22  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Dec/14  16.558  11.941  38,67  -17,21  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Dec/14  16.627  16.174  2,80  10,19  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2015-01-30  0,05  0,05  0,00  -80,00  [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2015-01-30  -0,15  -0,15  0,00  -225,00  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2015-01-30  0,65  0,68  -4,41  -73,36  [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 2015-01-29  12.550,29  12.525,28  0,20  21,64  [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 Sep/14  280  -1.261  -122,20  -51,13  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Sep/14  -378  -1.637  -76,91  -146,61  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Sep/14  29.208  25.472  14,67  6,00  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Sep/14  28.829  23.835  20,95  1,63  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Sep/14  1.113  908  22,58  233,23  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Sep/14  -454  -532  -14,66  20,63  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Sep/14  -18  -21  -14,29  -100,00  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Sep/14  -1.178  103  -1.243,69  -74,00  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Dec/14  25,6  25,7  -0,39  -4,83  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Dec/14  8,8  8,7  1,15  0,00  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Dec/14  5,8  5,9  -1,69  -9,38  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Dec/14  2,6  2,9  -10,34  -23,53  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Dec/14  0,00  -1,23  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Dec/14  20.911  20.536  1,83  7,05  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Nov/14  28.003,1  32.893,2  -14,87  -5,49  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Nov/14  27.008,4  30.187,9  -10,53  -3,77  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2015-01-30  1,1305  1,1315  -0,09  -16,72  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q3/14  1.894  1.882  0,64  -1,92  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q3/14  811  815  -0,49  -0,12  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q3/14  571  556  2,70  10,02  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q3/14  236  228  3,51  20,41  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q3/14  335  328  2,13  3,72  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q3/14  491  491  0,00  -15,20  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q3/14  21  20  5,00  0,00  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q3/14  1.681  1.671  0,60  -3,17  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q3/14  848  853  -0,59  -2,64  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q3/14  435  423  2,84  14,17  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q3/14  87  82  6,10  7,41  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q3/14  348  341  2,05  16,00  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q3/14  398  395  0,76  -17,77  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q3/14  213  211  0,95  9,23  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q3/14  1.004.755  1.000.414  0,43  -4,27  [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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