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In the euro area, 12% of prices are adjusted each month. One third of these adjustments are price cuts which, on average, are more significant than price increases. The frequency and scale of these price adjustments vary greatly from one sector to another. For example, prices for services (6%) are adjusted less often than those for unprocessed foods (31%).

Consumer confidence plummets in September. Rising energy prices, inflation and the war in Ukraine are weighing heavily on consumer sentiment. Consumers are pessimistic about both the Belgian economy as a whole and their personal situation.

Consumer confidence

Read the market release by the National Bank of Belgium here.

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According to the latest foreign trade figures, Belgium had a record trade deficit of €5.5 billion in July 2022, mainly due to rising energy prices. Import growth was driven by the arrival on our shores of a new COVID-19 drug, while foreign trade in natural gas continued its strong upward trajectory. 

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-40)

  • Press release - Financial accounts of Belgium (2022-II)

  • Press release - Non-money market undertakings for collective investment under Belgian Law (2022-II)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2022-07)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2022-07)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-41)

  • National accounts - Detailed annual accounts and tables (F-N) (2021)

  • Press release - NAI - Detailed annual accounts and tables (2021)

  • Statistical bulletin (2022-III)

  • National accounts - Government accounts (F-N) (2022-10)

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