Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 17 April 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 Q4/13  92.930  92.475  0,49  0,99  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q4/13        0,4  0,9   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q4/13  540  538  0,37  1,69  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q4/13  13.141  13.062  0,60  0,18  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q4/13  4.888  4.855  0,68  0,39  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q4/13  64.386  64.083  0,47  1,12  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q4/13  9.987  9.950  0,37  1,55  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q4/13  49.288  48.973  0,64  1,86  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q4/13  23.028  23.031  -0,01  -0,02  [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 2010 euros Q4/13  82.249  82.566  -0,38  3,40  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q4/13  80.130  80.581  -0,56  2,55  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q4/13  153,3  150,6  1,79  28,82  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q4/13  101,1  101,8  -0,69  -0,49  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q4/13  101,6  101,3  0,30  0,69  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q4/13  103,5  103,7  -0,19  1,17  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q4/13  103,2  102,3  0,88  -0,58  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q4/13  103,3  103,4  -0,10  0,88  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q4/13  103,5  103,9  -0,38  0,49  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q4/13  104,9  105  -0,10  1,84  [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 Q4/13  96.015  95.626  0,41  1,88  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  828  810  2,22  31,01  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  13.292  13.301  -0,07  -0,28  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  4.965  4.918  0,96  1,08  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  66.639  66.427  0,32  2,27  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  10.303  10.181  1,20  0,89  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  51.010  50.869  0,28  2,36  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  24.155  24.184  -0,12  1,86  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  18.003  18.177  -0,96  -9,52  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/13  2.846  2.396  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Jan/14  100,1  101,91  -1,78  3,61  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Mar/14  -4,4  -4  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/14  77,3  78  -0,90  4,46  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q4/13  4.628,7  4.625,6  0,07  -0,17  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Feb/14  8,5  8,5  0,00  2,41  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q4/13  116,33  116,18  0,13  1,11  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Mar/14  100,72  100,66  0,06  0,89  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Feb/14  110,45  110,49  -0,04  -3,39  [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  198.315,7  191.606,1  3,50  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2013  208.533,8  207.158,4  0,66  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2013  -10.218,1  -15.552,3  -34,30  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions 2013  7.868  12.142  -35,20  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Feb/14  1.638  3.495  -53,13  7,55  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Feb/14  3.847  5.425  -29,09  20,71  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Feb/14  -3.118  -1.373  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Feb/14  8.614  4.279  101,31  193,39  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Feb/14  384.304  375.687  2,29  3,45  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Feb/14  35.938  31.685  13,42  -6,86  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Feb/14  348.366  344.002  1,27  4,64  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Feb/14  383.124  374.513  2,30  3,45  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Feb/14  1.180  1.174  0,51  0,77  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Feb/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 Feb/14  436.000  438.000  -0,46  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Feb/14  127.899  129.794  -1,46  -4,89  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Feb/14  103.833  104.300  -0,45  -4,49  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Feb/14  397.440  397.083  0,09  1,03  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Feb/14  96.370  96.610  -0,25  -6,31  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Feb/14  8.889  4.458  99,39  112,71  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Feb/14  63.056  58.086  8,56  42,55  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Feb/14  203.710  205.364  -0,81  2,90  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Feb/14  140.654  147.278  -4,50  -8,51  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Mar/14  43.301  45.511  -4,86  -18,52  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Mar/14  17.952  17.765  1,05  -0,90  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Mar/14  18.727  19.046  -1,67  -17,24  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Mar/14  15.866  15.973  -0,67  -10,49  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2014-04-17  0,25  0,25  0,00  -66,67  [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2014-04-17  0,18  0,18  0,00  500,00  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2014-04-17  2,1  2,1  0,00  2,94  [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 2014-04-16  11.281,69  11.115,3  1,50  24,54  [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/13  -464  -210  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Dec/13  74  595  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Dec/13  27.906  26.415  5,64  4,34  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Dec/13  27.981  27.009  3,60  7,33  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Dec/13  138  -563  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Dec/13  -677  -243  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Dec/13  31  31  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Dec/13  443  911  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Mar/14  27,5  27,8  -1,08  -6,78  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Mar/14  9,5  9,7  -2,06  -18,80  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Mar/14  6,4  6,4  0,00  3,23  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Mar/14  3,3  3,4  -2,94  -8,33  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Mar/14  8,3  8,4  -1,19  2,47  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Feb/14  20.179  20.052  0,63  -10,85  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Feb/14  28.710,7  29.308,4  -2,04  1,18  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Feb/14  27.616,5  28.319,9  -2,48  -2,49  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2014-04-17  1,3855  1,384  0,11  5,53  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position - BLEU              
* Assets EUR billions 2001  2.539  2.284  11,16  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions 2001  586  519  12,91  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions 2001  1.184  1.086  9,02  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions 2001  448  476  -5,88  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions 2001  736  610  20,66  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions 2001  753  666  13,06  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions 2001  16  13  23,08  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions 2001  2.388  2.112  13,07  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions 2001  649  558  16,31  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions 2001  973  872  11,58  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions 2001  772  713  8,27  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions 2001  201  159  26,42  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions 2001  766  682  12,32  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions 2001  151  172  -12,21  n.a.  [Backdata]
International Investment Position - Belgium              
* Assets EUR billions 2012  1.731  1.807  -4,21  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions 2012  691  729  -5,21  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions 2012  513  509  0,79  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions 2012  177  152  16,45  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions 2012  336  357  -5,88  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions 2012  504  546  -7,69  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions 2012  23  23  0,00  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions 2012  1.553  1.629  -4,67  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions 2012  734  775  -5,29  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions 2012  352  306  15,03  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions 2012  71  55  29,09  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions 2012  281  251  11,95  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions 2012  467  548  -14,78  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions 2012  178  178  0,00  n.a.  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q4/13  903.260  1.028.344  -12,16  -10,52  [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  11.160  11.100  0,54  n.a.  [Backdata]

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