Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 17 October 2018
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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 2014 euros Q2/18  107.213  106.782  0,40  1,42  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q2/18        0,3  1,3   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  644  650  -0,92  14,18  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  15.494  15.521  -0,17  -0,39  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  5.056  5.037  0,38  0,96  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  74.437  74.032  0,55  1,66  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  11.566  11.521  0,39  1,79  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  54.405  54.361  0,08  0,74  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  25.108  24.998  0,44  1,11  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  26.516  26.548  -0,12  3,84  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  95.958  95.284  0,71  3,25  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q2/18  93.959  93.608  0,37  2,58  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  109,2  106,6  2,44  -7,38  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  107,4  106  1,32  2,09  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  106,5  105,7  0,76  2,21  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  103,7  103,4  0,29  1,07  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  106,7  103,2  3,39  1,81  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  104,7  103,9  0,77  1,26  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  105,3  104,8  0,48  1,74  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  104,2  103,8  0,39  1,36  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q2/18  106,9  102,6  4,19  1,33  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  112.228  110.912  1,19  2,72  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  703  693  1,44  5,71  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  16.642  16.459  1,11  1,67  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  5.387  5.326  1,15  3,24  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  77.156  76.546  0,80  2,74  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  12.340  11.888  3,80  3,65  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  57.275  56.948  0,57  2,48  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  26.153  25.940  0,82  2,40  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  28.345  27.225  4,11  5,22  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/18  455  799  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Jul/18  103,4  112,3  -7,93  3,30  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Sep/18  1,2  -0,3  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/18  80  81  -1,23  -2,32  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q2/18  4.856,8  4.835,2  0,45  1,22  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Aug/18  6,5  6,6  -1,52  -8,45  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q2/18  107,64  106,76  0,82  2,31  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Sep/18  107,58  107,58  0,00  2,35  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Aug/18  116,91  116,28  0,54  7,49  [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 2017  224.453,5  214.755,7  4,52  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2017  228.976,1  225.248  1,66  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2017  -4.522,6  -10.492,3  -56,90  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Aug/18  1.451  8.621  -83,17  -13,01  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Aug/18  3.759  4.030  -6,72  -0,95  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Aug/18  -2.595  2.324  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Aug/18  2.493  -3.896  -163,99  39,04  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Aug/18  389.792  387.224  0,66  0,64  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Aug/18  43.948  41.379  6,21  14,68  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Aug/18  345.844  345.846  0,00  -0,90  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Aug/18  388.539  386.005  0,66  0,64  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Aug/18  1.253  1.220  2,70  0,89  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Aug/18      [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 Aug/18  550.800  552.400  -0,29  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Aug/18  164.934  165.812  -0,53  -1,47  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Aug/18  129.142  129.101  0,03  -2,25  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Aug/18  510.343  509.828  0,10  8,61  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Aug/18  114.839  115.193  -0,31  5,27  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Aug/18  3.155  2.994  5,38  62,46  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Aug/18  43.232  39.747  8,77  -11,70  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Aug/18  189.816  197.463  -3,87  -3,93  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Aug/18  146.584  157.716  -7,06  -1,37  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Sep/18  141.989  135.635  4,68  19,50  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Sep/18  74.135  73.566  0,77  11,63  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Sep/18  69.666  69.842  -0,25  20,02  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Sep/18  13.464  13.198  2,02  8,34  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2018-10-17      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2018-10-16  -0,76  -0,76  0,00  -5,56  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2018-10-16  0,89  0,87  2,30  32,84  [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 2018-10-16  11.933,57  11.799,73  1,13  -11,33  [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 Q2/18  -2.388  1.231  -293,99  -310,58  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q2/18  51  1.487  -96,57  -97,40  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q2/18  96.364  97.040  -0,70  4,68  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q2/18  96.416  98.527  -2,14  2,55  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q2/18  -529  2.198  -124,07  -158,32  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q2/18  -1.911  -2.456  -22,19  -10,14  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q2/18  -35  -105,71  -97,67  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q2/18  -434  -367  18,26  -218,26  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Sep/18  22,3  22,4  -0,45  -12,89  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Sep/18  7,5  7,6  -1,32  -20,21  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Sep/18  4,7  4,7  0,00  -14,55  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Sep/18  1,1  1,1  0,00  -8,33  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Sep/18  8,6  8,6  0,00  -4,44  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Aug/18  22.344  22.276  0,31  1,92  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Aug/18  30.524,1  33.203,2  -8,07  2,34  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Aug/18  30.108,6  31.705,6  -5,04  5,94  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2018-10-16  1,1587  1,1581  0,05  -1,83  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q2/18  2.120  2.111  0,43  -3,59  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q2/18  958  953  0,52  -3,62  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q2/18  683  684  -0,15  0,29  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q2/18  349  344  1,45  3,87  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q2/18  334  340  -1,76  -3,19  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q2/18  456  452  0,88  -9,16  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q2/18  23  22  4,55  4,55  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q2/18  1.887  1.892  -0,26  -4,12  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q2/18  853  860  -0,81  -7,78  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q2/18  610  615  -0,81  -2,09  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q2/18  211  216  -2,31  0,00  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q2/18  399  399  0,00  -3,16  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q2/18  424  417  1,68  0,95  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q2/18  233  219  6,39  0,87  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q2/18  1.137.378  1.130.075  0,65  -2,95  [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 2017  11.376  11.322  0,48  n.a.  [Backdata]

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