Statistical publications

The National Bank of Belgium issues statistical publications and press releases on a regular basis. All publications and press releases are available at least in Dutch and French. You may consult them online and download them (in PDF format) free of charge via this website.
 



General Statistics  

The Statistical bulletin, with a mine of financial and economic information, is published on a quarterly basis. Statistics produced by the National Bank more frequently than every three months are compiled into a monthly update. The National Bank also allows you to have free access to a wider offer and longer series than in the Statistical Bulletin via “NBB.Stat” on its website. 

At the end of each week, the National Bank releases an updated collection (the most recent past estimates and the latest available forecasts for the future) of the main Belgian economic and financial variables (gross domestic product and economic activity, prices, employment, public finance, foreign trade, interest rates and exchange rates). 

Publication Current Archives Next
Economic indicators for Belgium 2017-46
(2017-11-17)
2017-47
(2017-11-24) 
Statistical bulletin - Monthly update 2017-10
(2017-11-16)
No archives 2017-11
(2017-12-15) 
Statistical bulletin 2017-III
(2017-10-20)
2017-IV
(2018-01-17) 
Press release 2015-09-25
(2015-09-25)
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Ten-yearly economic statistics - Notice (F-N) 1980-1990
(1990-12-31)
Ten-yearly economic statistics - Tables (F-N) 1980-1990
(1990-12-31)

Surveys  

Publication Current Archives Next
Press release - Consumer confidence indicator 2017-11
(2017-11-21)
2017-12
(2017-12-18) 
Press release - Business confidence indicator 2017-11
(2017-11-23)
2017-12
(2017-12-20) 
Press release - Bi-annual investment survey 2017-I
(2017-06-28)
2017-II
(2017-12-15) 

Financial Accounts 

Publication Current Archives Next
Financial accounts of Belgium 2017-II
(2017-10-11)
No archives 207-III
(2018-01-11) 

Foreign trade 

Publication Current Archives Next
Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) 2017-08
(2017-11-15)
2017-09
(2017-12-15) 
Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) 2017-08
(2017-11-15)
2017-09
(2017-12-15) 
Foreign Trade statistic - Quarterly Bulletin (F-N) 2017-I
(2017-09-15)
2017-II
(2017-12-15) 

National accounts 

The annual national accounts are published in several stages. An initial estimate of the annual accounts, based on the quarterly accounts, is released at the end of February (provisional figures at t+60 days available on NBB.Stat only), followed by a revision at the end of April (publication at t+120 days available on NBB.Stat and in a PDF document). A first estimate for the general government accounts is also available around 20 April. The detailed accounts and the tables featuring data per branch of activity and per institutional sector, including a revised version for general government accounts, are released around 20 October (on NBB.Stat and in a PDF document), followed by the supply and use tables published at the end of the year. The annual accounts cycle is rounded off with the publication of the regional accounts at the beginning of the following year.  

The quarterly accounts are released in three stages. A first flash estimate of economic growth is made 30 days after the end of the quarter. This figure is reviewed 60 days following the end of the quarter and put out on NBB.Stat together with detailed statistics on the composition of gross domestic product (value added, revenue, expenditure) and on the labour market. Statistics drawn from the quarterly accounts of the institutional sectors are issued between 105 days and 120 days after the end of the quarter. It is also 120 days after the quarter ends that the final, full estimate of the main economic aggregates is published. 

Publication Current Archives Next
Press release - NAI - Flash estimate and quarterly accounts 2017-III
(2017-10-30)
2017-IV
(2018-01-29) 
National accounts - Quarterly sector accounts (F-N) 2017-II
(2017-10-30)
2017-III
(2018-01-09) 
National accounts - Quarterly accounts (F-N) 2017-II
(2017-10-30)
2017-III
(2018-01-29) 
National accounts - Government accounts (F-N) 2017-10
(2017-10-20)
2018-10
(2018-10-19) 
National accounts - Detailed accounts and Tables (F-N) 2016
(2017-10-20)
2017
(2018-10-19) 
Press release - NAI - Quarterly aggregates 2017-II
(2017-08-31)
2017-III
(2017-11-30) 
Press release - NAI - Quarterly sector accounts 2017-I
(2017-07-04)
2017-III
(2018-01-09) 
Press release - NAI - Satellite account of non-profit institutions 2014
(2017-06-14)
Satellite account of non-profit institutions (F-N) 2014
(2017-06-14)
The economic weight of non-profit institutions in Belgium (F-N) 2017
(2017-06-14)
National accounts - First estimate of the annual accounts (F - N) 2016
(2017-04-28)
2017
(2018-04-27) 
National accounts - Supply and use tables (F-N) 2013
(2016-12-23)
Comptes nationaux - Commentaire Comptes détaillés et tableaux (F-N) 2014
(2015-09-30)
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