Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 07 July 2020
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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 Q1/20  107.561  111.572  -3,59  -2,45  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q1/20        -3,9  -2,8   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  362  356  1,69  -11,27  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  15.315  15.733  -2,66  -1,75  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  5.146  5.421  -5,07  -2,57  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  75.589  78.056  -3,16  -2,14  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  11.178  12.031  -7,09  -5,02  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  53.677  57.423  -6,52  -4,83  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  24.832  25.634  -3,13  -1,30  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  27.368  27.671  -1,10  -1,36  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  90.028  93.567  -3,78  -2,97  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/20  88.347  92.735  -4,73  -3,79  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  140,6  139,6  0,72  17,07  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  107,1  107,4  -0,28  -0,37  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  106,4  106,8  -0,37  0,19  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  107,5  106,8  0,66  1,80  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  102,7  111,3  -7,73  -2,65  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  107,1  107,5  -0,37  1,04  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  107,6  107  0,56  0,94  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  108,9  108  0,83  1,11  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/20  102,8  108  -4,81  -3,84  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  115.154  119.910  -3,97  -1,46  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  509  497  2,41  3,88  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  16.409  16.893  -2,87  -2,08  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  5.475  5.788  -5,41  -2,39  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  81.282  83.340  -2,47  -0,37  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  11.478  13.393  -14,30  -7,55  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  57.738  61.417  -5,99  -3,97  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  27.037  27.681  -2,33  -0,20  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  28.122  29.893  -5,92  -5,18  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/20  2.258  919  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2015 = 100 Apr/20  87,1  116,1  -24,98  -24,59  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Jun/20  -22,9  -34,4  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/20  73,2  77,3  -5,30  -8,96  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q1/20  4.999,4  5.007,1  -0,15  1,06  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force May/20  5,4  5,3  1,89  -1,82  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q1/20  108,52  107,99  0,49  2,32  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Jun/20  109,52  109,45  0,06  0,60  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 May/20  107,16  110,72  -3,22  -8,81  [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 2019  238.268,2  236.332,1  0,82  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2019  247.296,7  240.044,9  3,02  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2019  -9.028,5  -3.712,8  143,17  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions May/20  -2.636  3.860  -168,29  -205,86  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions May/20  4.979  5.018  -0,78  -2,26  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions May/20  -6.208  -836  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions May/20  3.110  9.229  -66,30  -16,47  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions May/20  426.791  423.679  0,73  7,20  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions May/20  42.307  44.424  -4,77  6,71  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions May/20  384.484  379.255  1,38  7,25  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions May/20  426.791  423.679  0,73  7,20  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions May/20      [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions May/20      [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 May/20  629.300  622.500  1,09  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions May/20  187.622  182.164  3,00  15,30  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions May/20  148.821  143.826  3,47  17,25  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions May/20  567.355  565.796  0,28  5,55  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions May/20  127.775  124.489  2,64  5,26  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions May/20  12.970  16.374  -20,79  361,57  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions May/20  70.012  68.452  2,28  24,86  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions May/20  203.955  213.768  -4,59  9,13  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions May/20  133.943  145.316  -7,83  2,39  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions May/20  115.826  117.724  -1,61  -18,93  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions May/20  81.094  76.201  6,42  11,49  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions May/20  108.893  104.927  3,78  53,38  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions May/20  20.104  20.536  -2,10  25,19  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2020-07-07      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2020-07-07  -0,55  -0,54  1,85  0,00  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2020-07-07  -0,15  -0,13  15,38  -200,00  [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 2020-07-06  9.884,02  9.714  1,75  -18,57  [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 Q1/20  1.545  -2.003  -177,13  229,40  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q1/20  3.085  891  246,24  1.085,62  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q1/20  93.141  98.933  -5,85  -3,00  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q1/20  96.227  99.824  -3,60  0,54  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q1/20  933  -1.095  -185,21  -7,90  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q1/20  -2.471  -1.799  37,35  -30,46  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q1/20  102  330  -69,09  -46,03  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q1/20  422  523  -19,31  113,22  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Jun/20  31,4  31,1  0,96  11,35  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Jun/20  12,9  12,6  2,38  25,24  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Jun/20  5,4  5,4  0,00  0,00  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Jun/20  1,9  1,8  5,56  26,67  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Jun/20  10,8  10,8  0,00  3,85  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions May/20  27.966  28.381  -1,46  14,24  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Apr/20  25.966,1  32.764,2  -20,75  -24,01  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Apr/20  23.894,8  30.800,3  -22,42  -28,84  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2020-07-07  1,129  1,1325  -0,31  0,27  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q1/20  2.026  2.119  -4,39  -3,15  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q1/20  822  886  -7,22  -8,05  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q1/20  681  736  -7,47  -1,45  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q1/20  329  388  -15,21  -4,91  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q1/20  352  349  0,86  2,03  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q1/20  496  471  5,31  2,69  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q1/20  27  26  3,85  12,50  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q1/20  1.844  1.895  -2,69  -2,74  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q1/20  785  805  -2,48  -4,03  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q1/20  583  637  -8,48  -5,20  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q1/20  150  209  -28,23  -23,86  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q1/20  433  428  1,17  3,59  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q1/20  477  453  5,30  3,25  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q1/20  182  224  -18,75  -7,14  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q1/20  1.207.752,6  1.174.046,6  2,87  3,78  [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 2019  11.493  11.431  0,54  n.a.  [Backdata]

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