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Economic growth rate of 1.7 %

  • 64 500 jobs created, best result since 2008
  • Improvement in public finances: budget deficit cut to 0.9 % of GDP and debt ratio down to 103.4 % of GDP

Value added generated by the Belgian ports increased by just over 7 % in 2017, thanks to a sharp rise of almost 10 % registered in the non-maritime cluster. This strong growth was evident in all the ports, except for the Liège port complex.

Press release

  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2018-10)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2018-43)

  • Press release - NAI - Flash estimate and quarterly accounts (2018-III)

  • National accounts - Quarterly accounts (F-N) (2018-II)

  • National accounts - Quarterly sector accounts (F-N) (2018-II)

  • Press release - NAI - Quarterly sector accounts (2018-II)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2018-44)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2018-45)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2018-08)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2018-08)

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