During 2018 and 2019, the manufacturing industry in the euro area saw a stronger slowdown than elsewhere owing to its greater dependence on exports, in an international environment marked by heightened trade tensions and uncertainty
Working Paper N° 382
How many Belgian households own their main residence? How many of them have other types of properties or financial investments? Which ones are more indebted? The latest results of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey provide answers to these and many other questions on the financial situation of Belgian households
In Belgium, the activity rate for almost all age segments is below the average for the three neighbouring countries. Even within the 25-to-54 year-old group, where labour market participation is at its highest, there is a wide individual distribution, notably by gender and level of education. The article also quantifies the manpower reserve for the country’s three Regions.