List of economic units making up the economic sectors

List of all economic units (downloadable as a CSV-file)

Note: The list of economic units making up the economic sectors has been drawn up on the basis of the nomenclature set out in the ESA 2010; it is published here for purely practical purposes of collecting information from financial institutions.

This list is designed to help declarants (credit institutions and stockbroking firms) with automated processing of their data and harmonised submission of the information required for the compilation of financial statistics.

1. Financial sector

Code Belgian financial sector Status
1210 National central bank Exhaustive list - PDF
1220 Deposit-taking corporations except the national central bank (i.e. credit institutions and electronic money institutions) Exhaustive list - PDF
1230 Monetary mutual funds

Since the identifier is defined under the mutual fund and not under its individual sub-funds, an identical identifier can be found in both sector 1230 and sector 1240. Monetary mutual funds can therefore only be identified on the basis of the sub-fund. The list of sub-funds provided (without VAT number) under code 1230 enables these monetary-type sub-funds to be identified.

Exhaustive list - PDF
1240 Non-monetary mutual funds Exhaustive list - PDF
1251 Financial vehicle corporations engaged in securitisation transactions Exhaustive list - PDF
1252 Stockbroking firms Exhaustive list - PDF
1259 Other non-monetary financial intermediaries Non-exhaustive list - PDF
1260 Financial auxiliaries Non-exhaustive list - PDF
1270 Captive financial institutions and money lenders Exhaustive list - PDF
1280 Insurance corporations Exhaustive list - PDF
1290 Pension funds Exhaustive list - PDF

2. General government sector

The official list of government units is available on the National Accounts Institute’s website (French, Dutch). Its objective is to set the boundaries for the public sector and for the general government sector that serve as the basis for general government account statistics used for compiling the national accounts.

For purely practical purposes of gathering data from financial institutions, units that, strictly speaking, belong to the general government sector (13XX) have been classified in the list of all economic units that can be downloaded in CVS format (see above). This list includes the units identified by a business number, the units not identified by a business number [NO VAT NUMBER] and the groups of units [GROUPED UNITS] for units that have not been listed individually.

3. Non-financial corporations sector

Experience has shown that some economic units are sometimes wrongly classified under a financial sector (12XX) or in a general government sector (13XX) when they actually fall under the non-financial corporations sector (1100). In order to avoid errors of this type, a (non-exhaustive) list of these units that can cause problems is provided hereunder as well as in the complete list of economic units downloadable as a CSV-file.

Code Belgian non-financial corporations sector Status
1100 Non-financial corporations Non-exhaustive list - PDF

4. Non-profit institutions serving households sector (NPISH)

Experience has shown that some economic units are sometimes wrongly classified under the non-financial corporations sector (1100) or in a general government sector (13XX) when they actually fall under the non-profit institutions serving households sector (1500). In order to avoid errors of this type, a (non-exhaustive) list of these units that can cause problems is provided hereunder as well as in the complete list of economic units downloadable as a CSV-file.

Code Belgian non-profit institutions serving households sector Status
1500 Non-profit institutions serving households Non- exhaustive list - PDF