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Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 17 August 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 Q1/18  106.782  106.472  0,29  1,50  [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 Q1/18  650  593  9,61  -0,15  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  15.521  15.570  -0,31  -0,35  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  5.037  4.974  1,27  0,70  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  74.032  73.856  0,24  1,86  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  11.521  11.481  0,35  1,97  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  54.361  54.195  0,31  1,03  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  24.998  25.058  -0,24  1,24  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  26.548  25.804  2,88  4,19  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  95.284  95.173  0,12  2,22  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q1/18  93.608  93.764  -0,17  1,76  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  106,6  113,5  -6,08  -4,31  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  106  105,9  0,09  1,44  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  105,7  105,2  0,48  2,13  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  103,4  103,1  0,29  1,27  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  103,2  103,5  -0,29  -0,39  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  103,9  103,7  0,19  1,17  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  104,8  104,1  0,67  1,55  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  103,8  103,2  0,58  1,27  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q1/18  102,6  105,9  -3,12  -1,44  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  110.912  110.401  0,46  2,64  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  693  673  2,97  -4,41  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  16.459  16.493  -0,21  1,13  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  5.326  5.232  1,80  2,88  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  76.546  76.120  0,56  3,18  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  11.888  11.884  0,03  1,59  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  56.948  56.442  0,90  2,56  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  25.940  25.861  0,31  2,51  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  27.225  27.317  -0,34  2,65  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/18  799  781  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 May/18  108,3  106,8  1,40  -0,09  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Jul/18  -1,3  0,6  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. Q1/18  4.835,2  4.817,8  0,36  1,22  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Jun/18  0,00  -16,67  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q1/18  107  106,5  0,47  2,18  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Jul/18  107,43  107,02  0,38  2,17  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Jun/18  115,56  114,47  0,95  7,06  [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 Jun/18  6.655  2.716  145,03  20,13  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Jun/18  6.511  4.513  44,27  2,25  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Jun/18  172  -802  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Jun/18  471  -3.198  -114,73  110,06  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Jun/18  391.161  390.690  0,12  0,85  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Jun/18  49.028  40.124  22,19  17,66  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Jun/18  342.133  350.567  -2,41  -1,18  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Jun/18  389.938  389.462  0,12  0,81  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Jun/18  1.223  1.229  -0,49  14,51  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Jun/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 Jun/18  553.100  550.500  0,47  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Jun/18  165.912  167.918  -1,19  0,05  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Jun/18  127.121  129.879  -2,12  -2,00  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Jun/18  507.913  504.058  0,76  8,98  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Jun/18  114.584  113.938  0,57  6,73  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Jun/18  4.896  2.175  125,10  140,59  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Jun/18  43.353  33.909  27,85  -9,51  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Jun/18  207.677  199.134  4,29  -2,62  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Jun/18  164.324  165.225  -0,55  -0,63  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Jul/18  134.552  131.556  2,28  17,71  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Jul/18  73.282  73.198  0,11  14,66  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Jul/18  69.508  68.992  0,75  21,89  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Jul/18  12.526  9.105  37,57  5,47  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2018-08-17      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2018-08-17  -0,54  -0,54  0,00  14,29  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2018-08-17  0,69  0,69  0,00  -5,48  [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 2018-08-16  12.614,34  12.555,04  0,47  -2,67  [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 Q1/18  891  -363  -345,45  1.072,37  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q1/18  1.463  1.803  -18,86  525,29  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q1/18  96.657  94.312  2,49  2,82  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q1/18  98.120  96.116  2,08  4,76  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q1/18  1.898  -442  -529,41  -6,36  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q1/18  -2.469  -1.724  43,21  -53,74  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q1/18  -71  18  -494,44  -115,15  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q1/18  288  396  -27,27  147,76  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Jul/18  26,2  22,6  15,93  3,56  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Jul/18  8,9  7,8  14,10  -4,30  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Jul/18  5,5  4,7  17,02  0,00  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Jul/18  1,2  1,1  9,09  9,09  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Jul/18  10  8,6  16,28  11,11  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Jun/18  22.541  22.655  -0,50  1,98  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Jun/18  33.766,8  33.160,4  1,83  2,01  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Jun/18  31.762,8  31.250,1  1,64  3,63  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2018-08-17  1,1391  1,137  0,18  -2,62  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q1/18  2.082  2.144  -2,89  -4,54  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q1/18  933  966  -3,42  -4,50  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q1/18  684  698  -2,01  0,59  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q1/18  344  361  -4,71  3,93  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q1/18  340  337  0,89  -2,58  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q1/18  443  458  -3,28  -11,58  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q1/18  22  22  0,00  -4,35  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q1/18  1.875  1.899  -1,26  -4,53  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q1/18  846  863  -1,97  -6,00  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q1/18  615  615  0,00  -2,38  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q1/18  216  221  -2,26  -0,46  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q1/18  399  394  1,27  -3,39  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q1/18  414  421  -1,66  -4,61  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q1/18  207  245  -15,51  -4,61  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q1/18  1.111.447  1.122.303  -0,97  -4,80  [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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