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Last year, there were 26 authorised payment institutions in Belgium, an increase of 53 % compared to 2015. This is shown in the annual report on the supervision of financial market infrastructures, payment institutions and critical service providers, which also provides a first view of the impact of COVID-19 on these institutions.

FMI Report

The business climate has firmed up in the manufacturing industry, for the fourth consecutive month, as well as in the building industry. By contrast, confidence has been eroded in business-related services and, once again, in the trade sector.


During the month of September, consumers appeared much more optimistic about the general economic trend in Belgium over the next twelve months. At the same time, and for the first time since the health crisis began, they gave less unfavourable opinion on the outlook for unemployment. 

Sep 2020

According to the Business Cycle Monitor, Belgian GDP growth is expected to rebound to 8 % in the third quarter of 2020 after activity had plummeted by respectively 3.5 % and 12.1 % in the first two quarters. 


Domestic employment fell by 0.8 %.

Flash estimate
  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2020-40)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2020-41)

  • Press release - Financial accounts of Belgium (2020-II)

  • Observatory for credit to non financial companies - Monthly Flash (F-N) (2020-08)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2020-07)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2020-07)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2020-42)

  • Press release - NAI - Detailed annual accounts (2019)

  • National accounts - Detailed annual accounts (F-N) (2019)

  • Statistical bulletin (2020-III)

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    Prof. dr. Luc Van Liedekerke, Professor bedrijfsethiek De heer Tom Van den Berghe, Senior Counsel Sustainable Finance Febelfin De heer Staf Lavergne, Directeur Institutionele Relaties & ESG Officer Van Lanschot De heer Koen De Vidts, Bestuurder NewB
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    Jef BOECKX, Groepschef Economics and Research dept NBB, Evelien VINCENT, Economist Economics and Research dept NBB, Peter VANDEN HOUTE Chief Economist ING Belgium
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    Mr. Didier SEEUWS (Head of the EU Council's UK Task Force), Philip EVANS (Director of Financial Policy - Bank of England), Almoro RUBIN DE CERVIN (Director International affairs EC - DG FISMA) Introduction by Hans GEEROMS, Brexit coordinator NBB
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    Monsieur David CLARINVAL, Vice-Premier ministre, Ministre du Budget et de la Fonction publique, Chargé de la Loterie nationale et de la Politique scientifique
    CCILB, Grand Rue 1 Libramont
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    Mitchell Hoffman

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