Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 25 May 2018
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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 2014 euros Q4/17  106.472  105.891  0,55  1,93  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q1/18        0,4  1,6   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  593  526  12,74  3,31  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  15.570  15.540  0,19  0,07  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  4.974  4.968  0,12  2,11  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  73.856  73.436  0,57  2,28  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  11.481  11.425  0,49  2,07  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  54.195  54.174  0,04  1,28  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  25.058  24.986  0,29  1,42  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  25.804  25.505  1,17  1,57  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  95.173  92.548  2,84  2,72  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q4/17  93.764  91.323  2,67  2,11  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  113,5  121,5  -6,58  1,34  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  105,9  105,4  0,47  2,32  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  105,2  104,6  0,57  2,14  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  103,1  102,9  0,19  1,48  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  103,5  102,7  0,78  -0,96  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  103,7  103,4  0,29  1,37  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  104,1  103,7  0,39  2,16  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  103,2  102,9  0,29  1,57  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q4/17  105,9  105,4  0,47  3,62  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  110.401  109.482  0,84  3,27  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  673  639  5,32  4,67  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  16.493  16.386  0,65  2,38  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  5.232  5.199  0,63  4,31  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  76.120  75.529  0,78  3,73  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  11.884  11.730  1,31  1,11  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  56.442  56.192  0,44  3,53  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  25.861  25.707  0,60  2,98  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  27.317  26.887  1,60  5,17  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q4/17  781  696  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Mar/18  117,4  102,7  14,31  -0,42  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted May/18  0,2  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/18  81  79,2  2,27  -0,98  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q4/17  4.817,1  4.809,9  0,15  1,18  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Mar/18  6,4  6,4  0,00  -15,79  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q4/17  106,53  105,89  0,60  2,38  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Apr/18  106,69  106,37  0,30  1,52  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Mar/18  112,85  113,08  -0,20  2,61  [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  224.453,5  214.755,7  4,52  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2017  228.976,1  225.248  1,66  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2017  -4.522,6  -10.492,3  -56,90  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions Mar/18  3.622  1.212  198,84  31,71  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Mar/18  9.640  4.259  126,34  1,22  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Mar/18  -6.111  -3.782  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Mar/18  6.262  1.631  283,94  867,85  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Mar/18  396.787  390.523  1,60  1,24  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Mar/18  47.722  37.290  27,98  13,38  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Mar/18  349.065  353.233  -1,18  -0,22  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Mar/18  395.805  390.000  1,49  1,34  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Mar/18  982  523  87,76  -26,33  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Mar/18      [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/18  547.900  541.800  1,13  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Mar/18  166.177  169.049  -1,70  1,72  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Mar/18  130.440  133.373  -2,20  1,64  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Mar/18  493.229  488.692  0,93  7,97  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Mar/18  113.974  112.384  1,41  17,36  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Mar/18  3.921  2.036  92,58  88,60  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Mar/18  43.809  42.064  4,15  -21,08  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Mar/18  198.057  195.741  1,18  -11,96  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Mar/18  154.248  153.677  0,37  -8,97  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Apr/18  136.894  127.997  6,95  22,49  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Apr/18  72.285  71.777  0,71  21,56  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Apr/18  67.742  66.808  1,40  25,56  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Apr/18  6.843  7.235  -5,42  -49,90  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2018-05-25      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2018-05-25  -0,58  -0,57  1,75  7,94  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2018-05-25  0,79  0,87  -9,20  3,95  [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 2018-05-24  12.706,21  12.757,07  -0,40  -5,49  [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 Q4/17  -363  357  -201,68  81,14  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q4/17  1.803  42  4.192,86  134,46  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q4/17  94.312  88.729  6,29  2,63  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q4/17  96.116  88.770  8,28  3,72  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q4/17  -442  1.817  -124,33  20,50  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q4/17  -1.724  -1.502  14,78  19,33  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q4/17  18  306  -94,12  -95,99  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q4/17  396  2.250  -82,40  -60,04  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Apr/18  26,6  26,9  -1,12  7,26  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Apr/18  9,6  9,7  -1,03  3,23  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Apr/18  5,6  5,7  -1,75  5,66  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Apr/18  1,1  -9,09  -9,09  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Apr/18  9,8  10  -2,00  13,95  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Apr/18  21.943  21.819  0,57  -3,52  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Mar/18  34.353,1  32.537,5  5,58  -5,76  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Mar/18  32.748,3  29.391,1  11,42  -4,78  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2018-05-24  1,1728  1,1708  0,17  4,78  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q4/17  2.144  2.153  -0,42  -1,52  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/17  966  978  -1,23  -2,72  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/17  698  693  0,72  6,24  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/17  361  349  3,44  14,24  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/17  337  344  -2,03  -1,17  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/17  458  460  -0,43  -9,31  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q4/17  22  22  0,00  0,00  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q4/17  1.899  1.920  -1,09  -3,11  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q4/17  863  874  -1,26  -4,96  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q4/17  615  640  -3,91  0,16  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q4/17  221  225  -1,78  4,74  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q4/17  394  415  -5,06  -2,23  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q4/17  421  406  3,69  -3,88  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q4/17  245  233  5,15  12,90  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q4/17  1.122.303  1.130.990  -0,77  -3,14  [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 2016  11.322  11.268  0,48  n.a.  [Backdata]

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