Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 22 March 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  110.027  109.653  0,34  1,22  [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 Q4/18  761  704  8,10  21,96  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  16.120  15.934  1,17  1,00  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  5.055  4.996  1,18  3,00  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  76.382  76.336  0,06  1,02  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  11.685  11.673  0,10  0,72  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  55.142  55.307  -0,30  0,26  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  25.197  25.239  -0,17  0,42  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  26.731  25.928  3,10  2,11  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/18  96.860  96.059  0,83  3,08  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2016 euros Q4/18  93.891  92.862  1,11  2,32  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  104,2  111,6  -6,63  -11,54  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  104,6  104,4  0,19  0,29  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  106,9  105,9  0,94  2,20  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  102,7  102,1  0,59  1,48  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  107,4  103,2  4,07  5,19  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  103,6  102,8  0,78  1,57  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  104,5  104  0,48  2,15  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  105,3  104,4  0,86  2,33  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2016 = 100 Q4/18  110,2  109,1  1,01  5,86  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  114.025  112.688  1,19  2,86  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  793  786  0,89  7,89  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  16.860  16.630  1,38  1,30  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  5.406  5.293  2,13  5,32  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  78.419  77.934  0,62  2,52  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  12.547  12.044  4,18  5,88  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  57.648  57.492  0,27  2,51  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  26.536  26.352  0,70  2,80  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  29.457  28.278  4,17  8,11  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/18  384  566  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Dec/18  101,3  116,4  -12,97  0,20  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Feb/19  -1,7  -1,5  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 Jan/19  79,5  81,1  -1,97  0,38  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q4/18  4.882,1  4.868,1  0,29  1,25  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Jan/19  5,6  5,5  1,82  -8,20  [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 Feb/19  108,52  108,17  0,32  2,17  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Jan/19  117,34  118,34  -0,85  3,15  [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 2017  225.112,2  214.928  4,74  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2017  228.985,8  225.248,7  1,66  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2017  -3.873,6  -10.320,7  -62,47  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Jan/19  5.470  9.760  -43,95  -1,48  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Jan/19  5.637  4.115  36,99  1,66  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Jan/19  -439  4.977  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Jan/19  5.568  -8.285  -167,21  73,40  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Jan/19  394.432  388.857  1,43  1,42  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Jan/19  35.976  36.400  -1,16  0,86  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Jan/19  358.457  352.458  1,70  1,48  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Jan/19  394.064  388.857  1,34  1,46  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Jan/19  368    -28,96  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Jan/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 Jan/19  572.600  566.700  1,04  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Jan/19  168.318  168.562  -0,14  -0,44  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Jan/19  132.325  132.638  -0,24  0,46  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Jan/19  524.114  523.656  0,09  8,04  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Jan/19  119.686  121.365  -1,38  7,19  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Jan/19  3.635  887  309,81  31,42  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Jan/19  52.399  60.156  -12,89  26,52  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Jan/19  195.749  192.142  1,88  0,81  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Jan/19  143.350  131.986  8,61  -6,16  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Feb/19  132.402  143.601  -7,80  -0,32  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Feb/19  74.086  74.256  -0,23  3,62  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Feb/19  71.192  71.166  0,04  8,87  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Feb/19  16.590  14.869  11,57  55,80  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2019-03-22      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2019-03-08  -0,53  -0,53  0,00  17,19  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2019-03-21  0,5  0,53  -5,66  -42,53  [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 2019-03-21  11.960,61  11.942,43  0,15  -6,36  [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 Q3/18  -588  340  -272,94  -158,22  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q3/18  -2.025  340  -695,59  -590,31  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q3/18  98.169  96.902  1,31  9,80  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q3/18  96.144  97.243  -1,13  7,04  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q3/18  2.959  1.515  95,31  44,06  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q3/18  -1.521  -1.516  0,33  -4,39  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q3/18  -51  -1.800,00  -116,56  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q3/18  460  1.778  -74,13  141,33  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Feb/19  27,3  27,3  0,00  2,63  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Feb/19  9,7  9,7  0,00  1,04  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Feb/19  5,4  5,5  -1,82  -3,57  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Feb/19  1,4  1,4  0,00  27,27  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Feb/19  10,2  10,2  0,00  5,15  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Feb/19  23.870  23.746  0,52  9,53  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Jan/19  30.953,9  29.509,7  4,89  -7,32  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Jan/19  30.483,1  29.892,9  1,97  -5,16  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2019-03-21  1,1387  1,1354  0,29  -7,32  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q3/18  2.082  2.125  -2,02  -4,58  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q3/18  933  960  -2,81  -6,61  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q3/18  688  683  0,73  0,15  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q3/18  353  349  1,15  2,92  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q3/18  335  334  0,30  -2,62  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q3/18  439  459  -4,36  -7,38  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q3/18  22  23  -4,35  0,00  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q3/18  1.852  1.898  -2,42  -5,51  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q3/18  840  858  -2,10  -8,30  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q3/18  603  610  -1,15  -5,78  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q3/18  201  211  -4,74  -10,67  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q3/18  402  399  0,75  -3,13  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q3/18  409  430  -4,88  1,24  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q3/18  230  227  1,32  3,60  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q3/18  1.119.846  1.141.284  -1,88  -2,93  [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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