Statistics NBB.Stat

The Central Balance Sheet Office compiles statistics from the annual accounts (standard models) filed by companies, associations and foundations. These statistics can be consulted online free of charge.

Statistics from annual accounts

Statistics are made available on NBB.Stat, the online statistical database of the National Bank of Belgium.

  • Annual accounts of companies
  • Annual accounts of associations and foundations
  • Social balance sheets - aggregates
  • Financial ratios for companies
  • Financial ratios for associations and foundations

These sector-level statistics, based on the NACE-BEL 2008 (available in Dutch and French) economic activity classification, are available for financial years 2009 to 2018.

For each financial year, an explanatory note describes how the statistics are compiled.

The NBB.Stat – Annual Accounts (available in Dutch and French) user guide explains how the aggregates and financial ratios can be processed.

Indicators of continuing vocational training

At the end of the employment conference in October 2003, the National Labour Council and the Central Economic Council took the initiative of forming a working group tasked with developing a simple measurement tool to provide an accurate picture of all continuing vocational training efforts.

In its final report, the working group proposed the use of a score card focusing on four key indicators based largely on data drawn from the social balance sheet, supplemented by information from other sources, such as the workforce survey conducted by the General Directorate of Statistics of the FPS Economy, the European CVTS (Continuing Vocational Training Survey), sectoral training funds and centres, statistics on vulnerable occupations provided by regional placement services, and tables relating to the numbers of beneficiaries of educational leave.

The table of continuing vocational training (available in Dutch and French) indictors shows the change in the key indicators considered by the working group, calculated based on data drawn from social balance sheets. The indicators relate to:

  • formal continuing training, generally classes and workshops with a view to vocational training or instruction; these may not take place on the shop floor, but rather, for example, in a classroom or at a training centre or workshop set up for this purpose
  • informal continuing education:
    • on-the-job training, scheduled training periods, mentorship, coaching, renewal of know-how and practical experience with the use of work-related tools, directly on the shop floor or in a work-related situation
    • scheduled training or education through the rotation of employees among work stations, secondments, interdepartmental exchanges and shadowing
    • participation in training or quality circles
    • self-study (or open training) and distance training (reading materials, cassettes, CD-ROM courses, correspondence classes, etc.)
  • initial training: this category includes alternate schooling arrangements (students in vocational training who attend school only part time).