Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 16 April 2021
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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 2015 euros Q4/2020  106.254  106.410  -0,15  -5,06  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q4/2020        -0,1  -5,1   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  689  660  4,39  20,03  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  15.980  15.147  5,50  0,74  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  5.450  5.375  1,40  -0,66  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  73.381  74.052  -0,91  -5,88  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  10.730  11.164  -3,89  -10,82  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  52.137  55.236  -5,61  -9,79  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  25.117  25.921  -3,10  -2,44  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  28.514  26.268  8,55  2,34  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  90.063  86.768  3,80  -3,24  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2020  89.612  87.844  2,01  -3,22  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  116  123,5  -6,07  -13,43  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  106,6  106,7  -0,09  -1,20  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  108,2  108,1  0,09  0,46  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  109,1  108,1  0,93  1,77  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  112,9  110,5  2,17  1,62  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  109,1  108,2  0,83  1,11  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  107,7  107,8  -0,09  0,56  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  110,7  108,9  1,65  2,69  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2020  110,4  106,7  3,47  3,27  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  115.912  115.160  0,65  -4,00  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  799  815  -1,96  3,90  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  17.032  16.164  5,37  -0,49  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  5.899  5.809  1,55  -0,15  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  80.071  80.038  0,04  -4,20  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  12.111  12.334  -1,81  -9,42  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  56.139  59.519  -5,68  -9,29  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  27.805  28.220  -1,47  0,22  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  31.475  28.023  12,32  5,65  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2020  493  -603  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2015 = 100 Feb/21  110,2  112,1  -1,69  -1,61  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Mar/21  -1  -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/21  77,8  78  -0,26  0,65  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q4/2020  4.985,1  4.964,7  0,41  -0,45  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Feb/21  5,7  5,6  1,79  11,76  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q4/2020  109,29  108,92  0,34  1,15  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Mar/21  110,51  110,21  0,27  0,89  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Feb/21  120,71  118,01  2,29  2,59  [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 2019  238.598,2  236.500,1  0,89  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2019  247.877,3  240.154,8  3,22  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2019  -9.279,1  -3.654,7  153,89  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Feb/21  743  6.531  -88,62  -84,44  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Feb/21  4.995  7.012  -28,76  -13,18  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Feb/21  -3.864  -1.707  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Feb/21  8.375  2.898  188,99  48,36  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Feb/21  435.733  427.466  1,93  9,13  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Feb/21  37.655  39.194  -3,93  -5,20  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Feb/21  398.078  388.273  2,53  10,71  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Feb/21  435.733  427.466  1,93  9,13  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Feb/21      [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Feb/21      [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/21  642.000  639.700  0,36  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Feb/21  201.888  199.840  1,02  28,19  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Feb/21  167.912  165.385  1,53  37,55  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Feb/21  573.235  569.829  0,60  4,07  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Feb/21  132.357  131.191  0,89  14,68  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Feb/21  5.688  2.470  130,28  296,65  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Feb/21  53.785  64.249  -16,29  -3,38  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Feb/21  187.665  189.009  -0,71  -5,04  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Feb/21  133.880  124.760  7,31  -5,68  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Mar/21  246.612  251.932  -2,11  108,17  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Mar/21  104.834  102.525  2,25  44,53  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Mar/21  166.828  156.346  6,70  85,07  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Mar/21  19.813  19.197  3,21  0,76  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2021-04-16      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2021-04-16  -0,63  -0,63  0,00  -53,66  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2021-04-16  0,05  0,05  0,00  -64,29  [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 2021-04-15  11.378,67  11.361,67  0,15  32,62  [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 Q4/2020  -306  -2.279  -86,57  -155,04  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q4/2020  1.487  -1.692  -187,88  -8,04  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q4/2020  94.715  88.398  7,15  -4,77  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q4/2020  96.203  86.707  10,95  -4,82  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q4/2020  499  1.152  -56,68  -13,52  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q4/2020  -2.292  -1.740  31,72  -39,93  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q4/2020  -29  -112  -74,11  -107,55  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q4/2020  -4.069  -4.950  -17,80  -188,99  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Mar/21  31  31,9  -2,82  4,38  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Mar/21  12,3  12,9  -4,65  4,24  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Mar/21  5,5  5,6  -1,79  3,77  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Mar/21  2,2  2,4  -8,33  46,67  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Mar/21  10,5  10,6  -0,94  -1,87  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Feb/21  26.308  26.945  -2,36  -0,89  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Feb/21  29.677,8  31.287  -5,14  -12,89  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Feb/21  28.588,4  28.089,8  1,78  -13,12  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2021-04-16  1,1986  1,197  0,13  10,08  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q4/2020  2.098  2.055  2,09  -0,94  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/2020  854  829  3,02  -3,94  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/2020  788  756  4,23  6,78  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/2020  413  381  8,40  5,90  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/2020  375  375  0,00  7,45  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/2020  429  442  -2,94  -7,74  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q4/2020  27  28  -3,57  3,85  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q4/2020  1.896  1.889  0,37  1,01  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/2020  820  823  -0,36  2,50  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/2020  634  624  1,60  -0,47  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/2020  186  162  14,81  -11,43  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/2020  448  462  -3,03  4,67  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/2020  442  443  -0,23  0,68  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q4/2020  203  165  23,03  -15,77  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q4/2020  1.212.068,3  1.231.507,3  -1,58  4,86  [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 2019  11.493  11.431  0,54  n.a.  [Backdata]

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