Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 19 September 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 Q2/14  93.150  93.082  0,07  1,03  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q2/14        0,1  1,0   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  546  544  0,37  2,44  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  13.252  13.216  0,27  1,76  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  4.997  5.020  -0,46  3,48  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  64.336  64.299  0,06  0,61  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  10.030  10.014  0,16  1,58  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  49.484  49.346  0,28  1,10  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  23.092  23.076  0,07  0,08  [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 2011 euros Q2/14  84.211  82.058  2,62  3,51  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2011 euros Q2/14  82.488  79.954  3,17  3,17  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  130,2  126,7  2,76  5,77  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  100,6  101  -0,40  -1,18  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  101,9  101,7  0,20  1,39  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  105,1  104,9  0,19  1,45  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  102,8  103  -0,19  -2,37  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  104,2  104,1  0,10  0,68  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  104,2  104,4  -0,19  0,58  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2011 = 100 Q2/14  106,1  106,5  -0,38  1,73  [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 Q2/14  97.084  96.914  0,18  1,73  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  711  689  3,19  8,38  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  13.329  13.343  -0,10  0,54  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  5.094  5.106  -0,24  4,94  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  67.645  67.473  0,25  2,07  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  10.312  10.310  0,02  -0,79  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  51.585  51.509  0,15  1,74  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  24.512  24.566  -0,22  1,90  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  18.774  19.105  -1,73  -5,27  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/14  2.213  1.734  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Jun/14  109,2  101,88  7,18  3,65  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Aug/14  -7,3  -7,5  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 Jul/14  80  78,8  1,52  3,76  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q2/14  4.633,3  4.630,3  0,06  0,24  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Jul/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 Aug/14  100,17  100,55  -0,38  0,02  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Jul/14  108,77  109,35  -0,53  -3,42  [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  9.195  12.142  -24,27  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Jul/14  6.340  5.282  20,03  -8,58  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Jul/14  3.613  5.065  -28,67  -0,69  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Jul/14  3.497  13  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Jul/14  608  493  23,33  181,39  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Jul/14  385.106  384.499  0,16  2,66  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Jul/14  33.880  35.755  -5,24  -1,10  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Jul/14  351.225  348.744  0,71  3,04  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Jul/14  383.925  383.316  0,16  2,66  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Jul/14  1.181  1.183  -0,17  1,72  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Jul/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 Jul/14  456.100  453.400  0,60  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Jul/14  131.361  129.058  1,78  0,65  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Jul/14  103.903  102.790  1,08  -0,43  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Jul/14  411.482  407.282  1,03  1,82  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Jul/14  94.335  93.993  0,36  -7,48  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Jul/14  7.996  5.110  56,48  -5,48  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Jul/14  60.262  62.247  -3,19  20,20  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Jul/14  210.837  214.548  -1,73  3,89  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Jul/14  150.575  152.301  -1,13  -1,46  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Aug/14  38.726  39.258  -1,36  -15,84  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Aug/14  17.137  17.426  -1,66  -3,34  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Aug/14  17.965  18.056  -0,50  -5,69  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Aug/14  16.123  16.061  0,39  -3,43  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2014-09-19  0,05  0,05  0,00  -90,00  [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2014-09-19  -0,05  -0,03  66,67  -266,67  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2014-09-19  1,4  1,38  1,45  -47,37  [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 2014-09-18  11.750,13  11.664,4  0,73  15,88  [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 Mar/14  -192  -473  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Mar/14  -128  691  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Mar/14  29.093  26.093  11,50  -1,69  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Mar/14  28.964  26.783  8,14  -0,88  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Mar/14  705  79  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Mar/14  -769  -1.243  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Mar/14  -28  -30  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Mar/14  1.061  1.152  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Aug/14  26,9  27,2  -1,10  -4,27  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Aug/14  9,4  9,4  0,00  -7,84  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Aug/14  6,1  6,2  -1,61  -1,61  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Aug/14  3,1  3,2  -3,13  -11,43  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Aug/14  8,2  8,3  -1,20  0,00  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Jul/14  20.241  20.002  1,19  -3,38  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Jul/14  29.425,1  29.751,3  -1,10  -4,79  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Jul/14  27.937,6  28.606,3  -2,34  -2,59  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2014-09-19  1,2852  1,2872  -0,16  -5,12  [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 Q1/14  933.360  892.627  4,56  -9,60  [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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