National/regional accounts

In Belgium, as in all EU countries, the national accounts are compiled in accordance with the definitions of the "European System of National and Regional Accounts" (ESA). Since September 2014, the system of accounts has been the ESA 2010 which replaced the previous system, the ESA 1995. The ESA 2010 has updated the ESA 1995 while retaining its general principles and foundations. Nonetheless, the ESA 2010 provided the opportunity to introduce some adjustments to tailor the system more closely to the new economic environment and to respond better to the changes that economies have undergone during the past twenty years.