Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 29 July 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 Q1/21  107.605  106.420  1,11  -0,53  [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 Q1/21  666  679  -1,91  12,12  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  16.331  15.981  2,19  4,70  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  5.469  5.420  0,90  5,13  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  74.129  73.514  0,84  -1,96  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  11.044  10.804  2,22  -1,24  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  52.432  51.850  1,12  -3,37  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  26.302  26.114  0,72  2,53  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  27.327  27.651  -1,17  -2,30  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  91.257  91.438  -0,20  -1,11  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2015 euros Q1/21  89.694  90.673  -1,08  -2,54  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  128,1  117,1  9,39  -7,97  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  109,9  106,8  2,90  1,67  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  109,4  108,7  0,64  1,96  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  109,7  109,1  0,55  1,57  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  117,3  116,3  0,86  9,32  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  110,6  109,5  1,00  2,31  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  108,3  107,7  0,56  0,56  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  110,7  109,9  0,73  1,84  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2015 = 100 Q1/21  116,2  112,5  3,29  8,09  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  119.025  116.495  2,17  1,78  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  853  795  7,30  3,14  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  17.942  17.063  5,15  6,43  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  5.982  5.889  1,58  7,15  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  81.294  80.187  1,38  -0,47  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  12.958  12.563  3,14  7,97  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  56.769  55.829  1,68  -2,85  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  29.112  28.711  1,40  4,44  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  31.748  31.107  2,06  5,56  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q1/21  1.395  848  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2015 = 100 May/21  113,7  119,2  -4,61  10,50  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Jul/21  10,1  9,8  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 Jul/21  80,8  79,3  1,89  9,93  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q1/21  5.002,6  4.994,3  0,17  0,18  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force May/21  6,5  6,7  -2,99  30,00  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q1/21  109,35  109,18  0,16  0,79  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Jul/21  112,25  111,3  0,85  2,27  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 May/21  125,55  123,98  1,27  17,16  [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 2020  228.251,2  239.022  -4,51  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions 2020  270.569,3  248.101,3  9,06  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions 2020  -42.318,1  -9.079,3  366,09  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions           [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Operations              
* Revenue EUR millions May/21  1.964  11.271  -82,57  174,82  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions May/21  6.112  5.196  17,63  22,76  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions May/21  -3.460  5.905  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions May/21  -1.414  215  -757,67  -145,47  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions May/21  441.153  442.740  -0,36  3,37  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions May/21  36.477  38.584  -5,46  -13,78  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions May/21  404.676  404.156  0,13  5,25  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions May/21  441.153  442.740  -0,36  3,37  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions May/21      [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions May/21      [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/21  650.700  642.000  1,36  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions May/21  207.692  205.434  1,10  10,82  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions May/21  174.103  170.797  1,94  17,16  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions May/21  585.501  581.392  0,71  3,19  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions May/21  136.124  134.753  1,02  6,22  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions May/21  5.961  10.851  -45,06  -54,05  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions May/21  62.126  63.202  -1,70  -11,22  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions May/21  190.954  190.398  0,29  -6,27  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions May/21  128.828  127.196  1,28  -3,68  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Jun/21  262.095  270.321  -3,04  61,41  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Jun/21  113.455  110.675  2,51  32,81  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Jun/21  172.374  169.382  1,77  21,29  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Jun/21  20.561  21.020  -2,18  3,31  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2021-07-29      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2021-07-29      [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2021-07-29  -0,11  -0,11  0,00  50,00  [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 2021-07-28  11.899,61  11.827,68  0,61  22,77  [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 Q1/21  2.514  -306  -921,57  219,44  [Backdata]
** Good and services (net) EUR millions Q1/21  3.671  1.487  146,87  388,16  [Backdata]
*** Import of goods and services EUR millions Q1/21  94.115  94.715  -0,63  -2,68  [Backdata and detail]
*** Export of goods and services EUR millions Q1/21  97.786  96.203  1,65  0,34  [Backdata and detail]
** Income (net) EUR millions Q1/21  1.377  499  175,95  -36,22  [Backdata and detail]
** Current transfers (net) EUR millions Q1/21  -2.534  -2.292  10,56  -19,25  [Backdata and detail]
* Capital account (net) EUR millions Q1/21  610  -29  -2.203,45  989,29  [Backdata and detail]
* Financial account and international reserves (net) EUR millions Q1/21  3.823  -4.069  -193,95  45,36  [Backdata and detail]
International reserves              
* Gross international reserves              
** Reserve assets of the NBB USD billions Jun/21  31,8  32,9  -3,34  1,27  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Jun/21  12,9  13,9  -7,19  0,00  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Jun/21  5,6  5,6  0,00  3,70  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Jun/21  2,3  2,3  0,00  21,05  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Jun/21  10,7  10,6  0,94  -0,93  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Jun/21  26.701  26.996  -1,09  -5,06  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions May/21  35.880  36.925  -2,83  40,01  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions May/21  34.168,9  33.394  2,32  38,22  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2021-07-29  1,1873  1,1807  0,56  1,26  [Backdata and detail]
International Investment Position              
* Assets EUR billions Q1/21  2.144  2.098  2,19  4,69  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q1/21  877  854  2,69  2,45  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q1/21  809  788  2,66  18,45  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q1/21  444  413  7,51  34,55  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q1/21  365  375  -2,67  3,69  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q1/21  431  429  0,47  -10,58  [Backdata]
** Reserve assets EUR billions Q1/21  26  27  -3,70  -3,70  [Backdata]
* Liabilities EUR billions Q1/21  1.920  1.896  1,27  1,11  [Backdata]
** Direct investment EUR billions Q1/21  839  820  2,32  -1,64  [Backdata]
** Portfolio investment EUR billions Q1/21  649  634  2,37  11,51  [Backdata]
*** Equity securities EUR billions Q1/21  194  186  4,30  30,20  [Backdata]
*** Debt securities EUR billions Q1/21  455  448  1,56  5,08  [Backdata]
** Other investment EUR billions Q1/21  431  442  -2,49  -7,11  [Backdata]
* Net EUR billions Q1/21  224  203  10,34  50,34  [Backdata]
Gross external Debt EUR millions, end-period stock Q1/21  1.223.223  1.212.068,3  0,92  -2,51  [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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