Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 20 May 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 Q4/2121  113.713  113.230  0,43  5,67  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q1/22             
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  592  597  -0,84  1,37  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  17.476  17.017  2,70  5,50  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  5.289  5.292  -0,06  0,78  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  78.508  78.319  0,24  5,52  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  11.868  12.021  -1,27  9,66  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  57.798  58.292  -0,85  10,75  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  27.579  27.534  0,16  7,98  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  27.232  26.510  2,72  -4,04  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  99.196  97.433  1,81  8,76  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q4/2121  98.161  96.613  1,60  9,36  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2121  126  125,6  0,32  11,70  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2121  128,2  121,4  5,60  19,37  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2121  116,7  113,8  2,55  7,16  [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 Q4/2121  118,8  119,2  -0,34  2,06  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2121  116,5  114,1  2,10  6,20  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2121  112,5  110,2  2,09  4,55  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q4/2121  115,1  111,9  2,86  1,14  [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 Q4/2121  132.473  129.199  2,53  12,17  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  746  750  -0,53  13,20  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  22.401  20.666  8,40  25,88  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  6.173  6.022  2,51  8,03  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  89.059  87.432  1,86  9,49  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  14.105  14.325  -1,54  12,01  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  65.013  64.263  1,17  15,77  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  31.751  30.798  3,09  9,28  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  35.885  32.864  9,19  16,48  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/2121  -176  1.273  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2015 = 100 Mar/22  138,8  122,3  13,49  2,13  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Apr/22  2,4  0,4  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/22  81,5  77,8  4,76  2,77  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q4/2121  5.104,2  5.085,8  0,36  2,18  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Mar/22  5,6  5,6  0,00  -16,42  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q4/2121  111,17  110,4  0,70  1,92  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Apr/22  120,09  119,69  0,33  8,31  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Mar/22  170,69  164,28  3,90  39,35  [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 Mar/22  2.314  1.534  50,85  -34,93  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Mar/22  9.353  5.387  73,62  -1,96  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Mar/22  -8.280  -4.097  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Mar/22  -1.097  8.498  -112,91  -115,94  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Mar/22  461.580  462.638  -0,23  4,30  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Mar/22  53.960  44.054  22,49  40,56  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Mar/22  407.619  418.584  -2,62  0,86  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Mar/22  461.580  462.638  -0,23  4,30  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Mar/22      [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Mar/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 Mar/22  679.900  670.300  1,43  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Mar/22  223.672  222.505  0,52  10,70  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Mar/22  189.000  188.183  0,43  11,90  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Mar/22  625.233  618.968  1,01  7,98  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Mar/22  150.227  147.847  1,61  12,32  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Mar/22  4.200  10.201  -58,83  -35,47  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Mar/22  68.427  83.221  -17,78  13,46  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Mar/22  227.909  217.877  4,60  21,96  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Mar/22  159.482  134.656  18,44  26,01  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Apr/22  251.588  266.709  -5,67  -1,11  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Apr/22  129.583  127.453  1,67  20,11  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Apr/22  187.736  185.925  0,97  11,90  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Apr/22  22.441  22.162  1,26  12,15  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2022-05-20      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2022-05-20    100,00  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2022-05-20  1,56  1,55  0,65  477,78  [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 2022-05-19  11.912,27  12.146,24  -1,93  1,44  [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 Q4/2121  -6.249  2.317  -369,70  -1.526,71  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q4/2121  -5.669  2.349  -341,34  -515,62  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q4/2121  124.255  106.926  16,21  30,67  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q4/2121  118.584  109.276  8,52  22,94  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q4/2121  671  1.376  -51,24  -37,05  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q4/2121  -1.251  -1.407  -11,09  37,23  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q4/2121  -13  642  -102,02  86,87  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q4/2121  -5.033  852  -690,73  -840,15  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Apr/22  41,5  42,2  -1,66  30,91  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Apr/22  14  14,1  -0,71  8,53  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Apr/22  14,1  14,5  -2,76  151,79  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Apr/22  2,3  2,3  0,00  0,00  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Apr/22  10,9  10,9  0,00  3,81  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Mar/22  37.989  37.884  0,28  44,14  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Mar/22  52.754,1  44.808,6  17,73  33,55  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Mar/22  52.063,9  43.277,1  20,30  39,96  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2022-05-19  1,0525  1,0523  0,02  -13,81  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q4/2121  2.328  2.259  3,05  11,82  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/2121  948  914  3,72  13,94  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/2121  883  853  3,52  11,35  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/2121  507  484  4,75  21,29  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/2121  376  369  1,90  0,00  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/2121  460  456  0,88  6,98  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q4/2121  37  35  5,71  37,04  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q4/2121  2.039  2.012  1,34  8,52  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/2121  872  864  0,93  9,14  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/2121  665  674  -1,34  4,72  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/2121  216  208  3,85  15,51  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/2121  450  466  -3,43  0,45  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/2121  502  474  5,91  12,56  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q4/2121  289  247  17,00  42,36  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q4/2121  1.305.868,4  1.293.758,4  0,94  9,50  [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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