Belgium: Economic and financial data

Date of last update : 16 January 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 2014 euros Q3/18  109.678  109.362  0,29  1,59  [Backdata]
* Flash-estimate of real GDP growth percentage Q3/18        0,4  1,7   
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  706  697  1,29  22,15  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  15.906  15.890  0,10  0,82  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  4.966  4.974  -0,16  1,53  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  76.414  76.135  0,37  1,68  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  11.677  11.657  0,17  0,96  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  55.361  55.454  -0,17  0,69  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  25.275  25.214  0,24  1,06  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  25.610  25.779  -0,66  -1,39  [Backdata]
** Total export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  95.703  94.983  0,76  4,80  [Backdata]
** Total import EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., chained 2014 euros Q3/18  92.253  92.053  0,22  3,38  [Backdata]
* Price deflators value added:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  111,3  108,6  2,49  -8,99  [Backdata]
** Industry deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  104,7  104,4  0,29  0,77  [Backdata]
** Construction deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  106,4  106,2  0,19  2,11  [Backdata]
** Services deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  102  101,7  0,29  0,99  [Backdata]
** Other components deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  102,7  106,9  -3,93  1,38  [Backdata]
** GDP at market prices deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  102,7  102,9  -0,19  0,98  [Backdata]
* Price deflators expenditure:              
** Private final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  104  103,3  0,68  2,06  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  104,4  103,9  0,48  1,95  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation deflator, s.a. + w.d.a., index 2014 = 100 Q3/18  109,5  110  -0,45  6,00  [Backdata]
National Accounts at current prices, ESA 2010              
* GDP at market prices EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  112.645  112.517  0,11  2,55  [Backdata]
* Value added breakdown:              
** Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fisheries EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  786  757  3,83  11,17  [Backdata]
** Industry EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  16.656  16.585  0,43  1,62  [Backdata]
** Construction EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  5.284  5.281  0,06  3,65  [Backdata]
** Services EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  77.923  77.427  0,64  2,62  [Backdata]
** Other components EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  11.996  12.467  -3,78  2,38  [Backdata]
* Expenditure components:              
** Private final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  57.586  57.284  0,53  2,77  [Backdata]
** Public final consumption EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  26.389  26.187  0,77  3,00  [Backdata]
** Gross domestic capital formation EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  28.038  28.368  -1,16  4,53  [Backdata]
** Net export EUR millions, s.a. + w.d.a., current prices Q3/18  631  679  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
Industrial Production excluding construction gross series, index 2010 = 100 Oct/18  113,1  106,4  6,30  0,98  [Backdata and detail]
Forward-looking indicator: qualitative business survey monthly weightened results, gross series, seasonally adjusted Dec/18  -0,9  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 Oct/18  81,1  80  1,37  -1,34  [Backdata]
Employment thousands, s.a. + w.d.a. Q3/18  4.869,7  4.852,4  0,36  1,31  [Backdata and detail]
Unemployment rate seasonally adjusted, E.U.-definition, in percentage of labour force Nov/18  5,6  5,5  1,82  -12,50  [Backdata and detail]
Wages labour cost index 2008 = 100, sa Q3/18  108,1  107,67  0,40  1,99  [Backdata]
Consumer prices index 2013 = 100 Dec/18  108,22  108,48  -0,24  2,34  [Backdata and detail]
Producer Prices index 2010= 100 Nov/18  120,52  120,15  0,31  6,34  [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 Nov/18  1.795  6.349  -71,73  41,79  [Backdata and detail]
* Expenditure EUR millions Nov/18  4.287  4.061  5,57  7,69  [Backdata and detail]
* Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) EUR millions Nov/18  -2.211  1.817  n.a.  n.a.  [Backdata]
* Financing by new liabilities EUR millions Nov/18  4.884  -3.530  -238,36  72,95  [Backdata and detail]
Central Government Debt              
* Total debt EUR millions Nov/18  397.150  392.245  1,25  1,12  [Backdata and detail]
* By original maturity              
** Up to 1 year EUR millions Nov/18  43.819  42.379  3,40  -1,43  [Backdata]
** Over 1 year EUR millions Nov/18  353.331  349.866  0,99  1,44  [Backdata]
* By currency              
** Euro (since 1999) (before 1999: only Belgian francs) EUR millions Nov/18  396.669  391.008  1,45  1,23  [Backdata]
** Foreign currencies (since 1999 only currencies not belonging to the euro zone) EUR millions Nov/18  481  1.237  -61,12  -47,37  [Backdata and detail]
*** USD EUR millions Nov/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 Nov/18  563.800  557.300  1,17  n.a.  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government (gross) EUR millions Nov/18  168.213  168.788  -0,34  0,83  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Nov/18  131.181  131.415  -0,18  0,06  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on private sector, other than MFI EUR millions Nov/18  519.427  518.035  0,27  8,44  [Backdata and detail]
** of which securities other than shares EUR millions Nov/18  116.479  116.653  -0,15  4,55  [Backdata and detail]
* Deposits by central government EUR millions Nov/18  2.921  1.885  54,96  -19,51  [Backdata]
* External position EUR millions Nov/18  35.826  40.620  -11,80  -25,98  [Backdata]
* Foreign assets (outside euro area) EUR millions Nov/18  191.019  192.095  -0,56  -6,37  [Backdata]
* Foreign liabilities (outside euro area) EUR millions Nov/18  155.193  151.475  2,45  -0,26  [Backdata]
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank              
* Base money EUR millions Dec/18  101.145  154.988  -34,74  -3,02  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on general government EUR millions Dec/18  74.011  74.010  0,00  4,89  [Backdata and detail]
* Domestic (eurozone) claims on all private sector EUR millions Dec/18  71.299  71.180  0,17  14,81  [Backdata and detail]
* External position EUR millions Dec/18  8.858  13.189  -32,84  49,91  [Backdata and detail]
Interest rates              
* ESCB-rate for main refinancing operations percentage 2019-01-16      [Backdata]
* 3 month Belgian Treasury Bills percentage 2019-01-04  -0,64  -0,62  3,23  -1,59  [Backdata]
* Belgian Government Bonds (benchmark, 10 year) percentage 2019-01-16  0,82  0,67  22,39  18,84  [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 2019-01-15  11.051,38  11.006,07  0,41  -18,06  [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 Dec/18  26,9  26,2  2,67  3,07  [Backdata]
*** Gold USD billions Dec/18  9,4  8,9  5,62  -1,05  [Backdata]
*** SDR's USD billions Dec/18  5,4  5,4  0,00  -1,82  [Backdata]
*** IMF-position USD billions Dec/18  1,4  1,3  7,69  27,27  [Backdata]
*** Foreign currencies USD billions Dec/18  10,2  10,1  0,99  7,37  [Backdata]
* Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR millions Nov/18  23.027  22.981  0,20  5,30  [TEMPLATE] [Backdata]
Merchandise Trade              
* Total exports EUR millions Nov/18  32.594,4  35.340,1  -7,77  -2,40  [Backdata and detail]
* Total imports EUR millions Nov/18  32.074,4  33.361,9  -3,86  3,44  [Backdata and detail]
Exchange Rates: EUR USD 2019-01-16  1,1389  1,1424  -0,31  -6,88  [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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