Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 27 September 2022
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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 Q2/22  114.548  114.326  0,19  3,29  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage              
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  581  590  -1,53  -5,68  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  17.304  17.343  -0,22  1,39  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  5.345  5.328  0,32  -0,02  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  79.315  79.089  0,29  3,85  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  11.928  11.896  0,27  3,61  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  58.545  58.127  0,72  6,17  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  27.021  26.878  0,53  5,44  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  27.640  27.752  -0,40  -1,99  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  99.786  100.381  -0,59  2,62  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q2/22  98.401  98.789  -0,39  3,26  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/22  130,5  126,1  3,49  5,50  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/22  143,8  136  5,74  24,93  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/22  122,6  119,4  2,68  9,96  [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 Q2/22  118  126,8  -6,94  3,69  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/22  120,8  119,5  1,09  7,95  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/22  117,2  115,5  1,47  7,62  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q2/22  119,8  115,9  3,36  6,77  [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 Q2/22  138.402  136.672  1,27  11,55  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  758  744  1,88  -0,52  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  24.887  23.580  5,54  26,71  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  6.554  6.360  3,05  9,98  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  92.124  90.903  1,34  8,88  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  14.077  15.082  -6,66  7,43  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  68.636  67.118  2,26  14,28  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  32.368  31.143  3,93  12,60  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  38.955  39.237  -0,72  20,97  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q2/22  -1.558  -827  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2015 = 100 Jul/22  113,3  132,3  -14,36  -7,81  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Sep/22  -11,8  -5,8  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/22  80,7  81,5  -0,98  -0,12  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q2/22  5.157,9  5.128,5  0,57  2,09  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Jul/22  5,9  5,9  0,00  -4,84  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q2/22  115,29  114,43  0,75  4,96  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Aug/22  124,05  123,05  0,81  9,94  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Jul/22  177,83  178,82  -0,55  34,44  [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 2021  250.003,6  229.145,5  9,10  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2021  277.969,3  270.466,1  2,77  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2021  -27.965,7  -41.320,6  -32,32  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Jul/22  9.415  7.061  33,34  11,05  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Jul/22  5.170  9.383  -44,90  -29,28  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Jul/22  3.600  -2.966  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Jul/22  -2.125  7.965  -126,68  -229,97  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Jul/22  468.732  470.849  -0,45  3,69  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Jul/22  41.702  47.932  -13,00  17,66  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Jul/22  427.030  422.917  0,97  2,50  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Jul/22  468.732  470.849  -0,45  3,69  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Jul/22      [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Jul/22      [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 Jul/22  692.800  697.100  -0,62  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Jul/22  229.553  228.246  0,57  7,70  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Jul/22  193.466  192.638  0,43  8,65  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Jul/22  649.346  645.988  0,52  9,48  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Jul/22  153.000  152.932  0,04  9,12  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Jul/22  12.384  11.924  3,86  -10,75  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Jul/22  25  13.957  -99,82  -99,96  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Jul/22  230.679  234.419  -1,60  19,56  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Jul/22  230.654  220.462  4,62  79,92  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Aug/22  301.257  301.953  -0,23  11,97  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Aug/22  131.430  131.286  0,11  10,69  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Aug/22  189.646  189.703  -0,03  8,83  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Aug/22  17.220  22.395  -23,11  -16,82  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2022-09-27  1,25  1,25  0,00    [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2022-09-27      [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2022-09-27  2,75  2,72  1,10  2.650,00  [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 2022-09-26  10.703,19  10.760,01  -0,53  -10,78  [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 Q1/22  -762  -6.249  -87,81  -194,31  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q1/22  -727  -5.669  -87,18  -134,21  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q1/22  124.197  124.255  -0,05  28,47  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q1/22  123.470  118.584  4,12  24,97  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q1/22  1.500  671  123,55  26,05  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q1/22  -1.535  -1.251  22,70  38,77  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q1/22  201  -13  -1.646,15  -42,90  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q1/22  -2.969  -5.033  -41,01  -207,34  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Aug/22  39,7  40,4  -1,73  -2,70  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Aug/22  12,5  12,9  -3,10  -6,02  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Aug/22  13,8  14  -1,43  -3,50  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Aug/22  2,2  2,2  0,00  -4,35  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Aug/22  10,9  11,1  -1,80  2,83  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Aug/22  39.569  39.500  0,17  14,74  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Jul/22  48.431,8  50.402  -3,91  27,84  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Jul/22  53.948,4  52.177,5  3,39  55,42  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2022-09-27  0,9644  0,9646  -0,02  -17,56  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q1/22  2.347  2.328  0,82  8,26  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q1/22  973  948  2,64  9,57  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q1/22  851  883  -3,62  4,29  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q1/22  483  507  -4,73  7,33  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q1/22  369  376  -1,86  0,82  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q1/22  485  460  5,43  10,73  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q1/22  38  37  2,70  46,15  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q1/22  2.070  2.039  1,52  6,81  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q1/22  889  872  1,95  4,83  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q1/22  647  665  -2,71  -0,31  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q1/22  212  216  -1,85  8,72  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q1/22  435  450  -3,33  -4,40  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q1/22  533  502  6,18  20,86  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q1/22  277  289  -4,15  20,43  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q1/22  1.336.472,2  1.305.868,4  2,34  7,84  [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 2021  11.584  11.521  0,55  n.a.  [Backdata]

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