Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 24 May 2019
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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 2016 euros Q4/18  110.081  109.676  0,37  1,23  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q4/18        0,3  1,2   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q1/19  723  750  -3,60  9,05  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q1/19  16.132  16.209  -0,48  1,20  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q1/19  5.040  5.067  -0,53  1,61  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  76.253  76.236  0,02  0,87  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q1/19  11.797  11.778  0,16  0,61  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  55.508  55.504  0,01  0,93  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  25.159  25.137  0,09  0,56  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  27.225  26.286  3,57  2,64  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/18  97.052  95.976  1,12  3,28  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  94.848  93.209  1,76  3,36  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  105,5  113,9  -7,37  -10,44  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  104,9  104,4  0,48  0,58  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  108,2  106,7  1,41  3,44  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  102,7  101,9  0,79  1,48  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  106,8  102,5  4,20  4,91  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  103,7  102,6  1,07  1,77  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  104,5  103,9  0,58  2,15  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  105,4  104,5  0,86  2,43  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  110,1  108,2  1,76  6,89  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  114.151  112.553  1,42  2,97  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  791  785  0,76  7,62  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  16.998  16.668  1,98  2,12  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  5.480  5.348  2,47  6,76  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  78.304  77.695  0,78  2,38  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  12.577  12.057  4,31  5,99  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  58.027  57.646  0,66  3,18  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  26.529  26.277  0,96  3,00  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  29.977  28.429  5,45  9,77  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  -382  201  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Mar/19  116,5  108,3  7,57  -0,77  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted May/19  -3,6  -3,2  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 Apr/19  80,4  79,5  1,13  -0,74  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q4/18  4.890,7  4.871,4  0,40  1,44  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Mar/19  5,7  5,8  -1,72  -6,56  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q4/18  108,96  108,26  0,65  2,32  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Apr/19  108,91  108,85  0,06  2,08  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Mar/19  118,36  117,85  0,43  4,88  [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 2018  232.880,4  225.300,8  3,36  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2018  235.976,4  228.945  3,07  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2018  -3.096  -3.644,2  -15,04  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Mar/19  1.969  614  220,68  -45,85  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Mar/19  8.621  3.948  118,36  -9,94  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Mar/19  -5.978  -4.829  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Mar/19  1.349  7.101  -81,00  -78,46  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Mar/19  402.898  401.535  0,34  1,54  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Mar/19  47.735  38.079  25,36  0,03  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Mar/19  355.163  363.456  -2,28  1,75  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Mar/19  402.898  401.319  0,39  1,79  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Mar/19  216  -100,00  -100,00  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Mar/19      [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 Mar/19  582.900  572.000  1,91  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Mar/19  162.253  166.653  -2,64  -2,46  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Mar/19  127.083  130.763  -2,81  -2,70  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Mar/19  530.620  528.896  0,33  7,50  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Mar/19  122.079  122.566  -0,40  6,84  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Mar/19  4.722  6.569  -28,12  20,40  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Mar/19  59.265  48.605  21,93  35,56  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Mar/19  190.847  191.051  -0,11  -3,65  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Mar/19  131.582  142.446  -7,63  -14,75  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Apr/19  151.777  120.267  26,20  10,87  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Apr/19  72.793  72.742  0,07  0,70  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Apr/19  70.940  71.056  -0,16  4,72  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Apr/19  15.704  16.560  -5,17  129,49  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2019-05-24      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2019-05-10  -0,59  -0,6  -1,67  -5,36  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2019-05-24  0,37  0,39  -5,13  -57,47  [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 2019-05-23  11.469,31  11.640,64  -1,47  -10,09  [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 Q4/18  -3.783  -1.620  133,52  -2.638,93  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q4/18  -2.595  -1.931  34,39  -254,93  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q4/18  104.481  98.748  5,81  8,85  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q4/18  101.887  96.817  5,24  4,33  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q4/18  682  2.272  -69,98  298,83  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q4/18  -1.870  -1.961  -4,64  -10,13  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q4/18  65  -52  -225,00  400,00  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q4/18  -4.296  -370  1.061,08  -85,33  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Apr/19  27,3  27,1  0,74  2,63  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Apr/19  9,4  9,5  -1,05  -2,08  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Apr/19  5,4  5,4  0,00  -3,57  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Apr/19  1,5  1,4  7,14  50,00  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Apr/19  10,5  10,3  1,94  7,14  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Apr/19  24.294  24.073  0,92  10,71  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Mar/19  32.790  31.956,1  2,61  -6,17  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Mar/19  31.185,5  29.840,2  4,51  -7,83  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2019-05-24  1,1187  1,1139  0,43  -4,61  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q4/18  1.960  2.101  -6,71  -8,50  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/18  838  949  -11,70  -12,98  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/18  651  691  -5,79  -6,06  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/18  315  356  -11,52  -11,52  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/18  336  335  0,30  -0,30  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/18  448  439  2,05  -3,45  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q4/18  23  22  4,55  4,55  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q4/18  1.763  1.852  -4,81  -7,74  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/18  790  839  -5,84  -9,61  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/18  555  603  -7,96  -9,76  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/18  166  201  -17,41  -24,89  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/18  389  402  -3,23  -1,27  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/18  418  410  1,95  -0,95  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q4/18  197  249  -20,88  -14,72  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q4/18  1.087.237  1.119.257  -2,86  -4,20  [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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