Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 22 January 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 Q3/20  106.220  95.315  11,44  -4,51  [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 Q3/20  672  612  9,80  14,87  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  15.169  13.592  11,60  -4,18  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  5.358  4.506  18,91  -0,19  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  73.968  67.005  10,39  -4,65  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  11.039  9.591  15,10  -7,09  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  55.531  47.687  16,45  -3,31  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  25.676  23.698  8,35  0,47  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  24.305  22.628  7,41  -11,88  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  89.113  78.657  13,29  -3,21  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q3/20  88.450  77.383  14,30  -3,27  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  115,5  131,5  -12,17  -13,68  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  106,6  106,3  0,28  -1,48  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  108,4  106,9  1,40  0,65  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  108  108  0,00  1,03  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  110,5  102,9  7,39  3,08  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  108,1  107,4  0,65  0,75  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  107,8  107,6  0,19  0,75  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  109,6  109  0,55  1,86  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q3/20  105  102,7  2,24  -0,10  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  114.831  102.338  12,21  -3,82  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  776  805  -3,60  -0,89  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  16.167  14.443  11,94  -5,62  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  5.809  4.819  20,54  0,43  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  79.880  72.397  10,34  -3,72  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  12.200  9.873  23,57  -4,18  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  59.837  51.309  16,62  -2,59  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  28.131  25.819  8,95  2,31  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  25.516  23.242  9,78  -11,95  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/20  1.348  1.968  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2015 = 100 Nov/20  116  124,4  -6,75  2,47  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Dec/20  -8,4  -12,1  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 Oct/20  78  73,5  6,12  -2,50  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q3/20  4.970,7  4.958,3  0,25  -0,33  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Nov/20  6,1  6,3  -3,17  17,31  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q3/20  109,01  108,91  0,09  1,28  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Dec/20  109,49  109,46  0,03  0,41  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Nov/20  114,64  114,32  0,28  -2,60  [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  238.598,2  236.500,1  0,89  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2019  247.877,3  240.154,8  3,22  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2019  -9.279,1  -3.654,7  153,89  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Nov/20  1.396  6.683  -79,11  -30,37  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Nov/20  14.668  4.237  246,19  224,66  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Nov/20  -13.796  3.184  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Nov/20  3.867  -1.301  -397,23  14.773,08  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Nov/20  421.650  417.783  0,93  5,69  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Nov/20  41.870  39.498  6,01  -4,76  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Nov/20  379.780  378.285  0,40  6,99  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Nov/20  421.650  417.783  0,93  5,69  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Nov/20      [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Nov/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 Nov/20  638.900  633.100  0,92  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Nov/20  198.939  199.418  -0,24  28,56  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Nov/20  163.512  161.515  1,24  36,16  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Nov/20  566.304  566.450  -0,03  4,37  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Nov/20  130.702  131.542  -0,64  7,26  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Nov/20  2.933  4.675  -37,26  44,98  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Nov/20  64.311  69.969  -8,09  -2,31  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Nov/20  188.576  194.297  -2,94  -5,66  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Nov/20  124.265  124.328  -0,05  -7,30  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Dec/20  195.957  229.617  -14,66  116,79  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Dec/20  98.273  96.209  2,15  40,12  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Dec/20  155.013  150.879  2,74  123,52  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Dec/20  14.345  19.765  -27,42  -26,29  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2021-01-22      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2021-01-22    100,00  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2021-01-22  -0,32  -0,35  -8,57  -3.100,00  [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 2021-01-21  10.928,01  10.984,61  -0,52  -11,84  [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 Q3/20  -2.586  -189  1.268,25  -223,85  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q3/20  -1.176  543  -316,57  -158,51  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q3/20  87.221  81.253  7,34  -5,65  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q3/20  86.046  81.795  5,20  -8,90  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q3/20  370  1.238  -70,11  -75,64  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q3/20  -1.781  -1.971  -9,64  -23,68  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q3/20  -107  -63  69,84  -435,00  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q3/20  -3.448  787  -538,12  -993,26  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Dec/20  33,3  31,7  5,05  14,83  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Dec/20  13,8  12,9  6,98  24,32  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Dec/20  5,6  5,6  0,00  3,70  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Dec/20  2,4  2,1  14,29  60,00  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Dec/20  10,9  10,6  2,83  4,81  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Dec/20  27.180  26.534  2,43  5,39  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Nov/20  31.748,2  33.455,7  -5,10  -3,16  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Nov/20  29.772,8  29.390,6  1,30  -4,00  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2021-01-22  1,2158  1,2158  0,00  9,65  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q3/20  2.044  2.044  0,00  -5,06  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q3/20  801  795  0,75  -11,98  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q3/20  754  743  1,48  4,43  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q3/20  379  363  4,41  4,41  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q3/20  375  380  -1,32  4,46  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q3/20  461  478  -3,56  -6,68  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q3/20  28  28  0,00  7,69  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q3/20  1.837  1.848  -0,60  -5,94  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q3/20  763  769  -0,78  -7,40  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q3/20  624  627  -0,48  -7,14  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q3/20  162  160  1,25  -25,35  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q3/20  462  467  -1,07  1,76  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q3/20  450  452  -0,44  -1,53  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q3/20  207  195  6,15  3,50  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q3/20  1.182.406,2  1.201.215,5  -1,57  -3,00  [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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