Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 20 October 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 Q2/21  110.851  108.968  1,73  15,07  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q2/21        1,7  15,1   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  614  577  6,41  6,41  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  17.143  16.954  1,11  21,35  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  5.336  5.322  0,26  21,69  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  76.266  75.032  1,64  13,04  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  11.507  11.102  3,65  17,66  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  54.719  52.864  3,51  14,39  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  26.145  25.893  0,97  4,77  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  28.286  28.114  0,61  24,69  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  97.571  92.661  5,30  20,95  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/21  95.873  90.523  5,91  20,05  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  124,4  122,5  1,55  -2,51  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  116,1  111  4,59  8,50  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  112,1  110,1  1,82  3,60  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  110,3  109,7  0,55  1,94  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  113,2  118,3  -4,31  15,51  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  112,1  111,1  0,90  4,47  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  108,9  108,2  0,65  1,21  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  111,9  112  -0,09  1,18  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/21  118  116,2  1,55  17,30  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  124.210  121.051  2,61  20,20  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  764  707  8,06  3,80  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  19.901  18.820  5,74  31,67  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  5.980  5.858  2,08  26,08  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  84.538  82.531  2,43  15,56  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  13.027  13.135  -0,82  35,92  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  59.595  57.202  4,18  15,83  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  29.266  29.006  0,90  6,00  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  32.967  32.304  2,05  46,42  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/21  2.382  2.538  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2015 = 100 Aug/21  134,1  130,5  2,76  33,57  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Sep/21  7,6  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/21  80,8  79,3  1,89  9,93  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q2/21  5.046,9  5.009,6  0,74  1,82  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Aug/21  6,4  6,2  3,23  0,00  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q2/21  109,9  109,42  0,44  0,98  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Sep/21  112,55  112,83  -0,25  2,86  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Aug/21  134,04  132,27  1,34  20,02  [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 2020  228.978,4  238.775,7  -4,10  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2020  270.409,9  247.898,4  9,08  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2020  -41.431,5  -9.122,7  354,16  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Aug/21  1.482  8.478  -82,52  -62,13  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Aug/21  4.579  7.311  -37,37  4,83  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Aug/21  -3.777  1.933  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Aug/21  3.851  1.635  135,54  -4,28  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Aug/21  455.893  452.040  0,85  4,86  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Aug/21  38.793  35.443  9,45  -7,28  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Aug/21  417.100  416.597  0,12  6,16  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Aug/21  455.893  452.040  0,85  4,86  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Aug/21      [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Aug/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 Aug/21  657.400  654.200  0,49  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Aug/21  211.792  213.135  -0,63  6,25  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Aug/21  178.140  178.069  0,04  11,40  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Aug/21  594.973  593.117  0,31  5,41  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Aug/21  140.977  140.218  0,54  8,54  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Aug/21  15.333  13.876  10,50  -28,29  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Aug/21  64.779  64.739  0,06  -11,37  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Aug/21  197.516  192.935  2,37  0,77  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Aug/21  132.737  128.196  3,54  7,99  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Sep/21  254.300  269.042  -5,48  34,46  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Sep/21  117.779  118.732  -0,80  29,93  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Sep/21  176.535  174.256  1,31  16,63  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Sep/21  21.421  20.703  3,47  6,92  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2021-10-20      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2021-10-20    100,00  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2021-10-20  0,18  0,16  12,50  147,37  [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 2021-10-19  12.380,58  12.328,58  0,42  31,69  [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 Q2/21  4.197  3.314  26,64  196,82  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q2/21  3.655  3.841  -4,84  64,12  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q2/21  104.272  95.628  9,04  29,07  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q2/21  107.927  99.469  8,50  30,01  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q2/21  2.023  2.106  -3,94  125,78  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q2/21  -1.482  -2.633  -43,71  13,28  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q2/21  -72  679  -110,60  -190,00  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q2/21  5.000  3.520  42,05  294,32  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Sep/21  40,9  40,8  0,25  27,02  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Sep/21  12,6  13,3  -5,26  -8,70  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Sep/21  14,7  14,3  2,80  167,27  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Sep/21  2,3  2,3  0,00  9,52  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Sep/21  10,9  10,6  2,83  4,81  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Aug/21  34.487  27.274  26,45  23,48  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Aug/21  35.879,5  37.468  -4,24  31,54  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Aug/21  33.489,4  33.004,4  1,47  28,95  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2021-10-20  1,1623  1,1655  -0,27  -1,58  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q2/21  2.172  2.123  2,31  4,47  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q2/21  879  858  2,45  4,52  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q2/21  837  814  2,83  12,50  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q2/21  470  448  4,91  29,12  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q2/21  367  366  0,27  -3,42  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q2/21  430  425  1,18  -7,73  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q2/21  27  26  3,85  -3,57  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q2/21  1.926  1.892  1,80  1,00  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q2/21  814  811  0,37  -1,57  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q2/21  675  649  4,01  7,66  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q2/21  213  195  9,23  33,13  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q2/21  462  455  1,54  -1,07  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q2/21  437  431  1,39  -3,53  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q2/21  247  231  6,93  43,60  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q2/21  1.213.403,6  1.197.403,9  1,34  -2,62  [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 2020  11.521  11.493  0,24  n.a.  [Backdata]

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