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  • Imports increased to a lesser extent
  • As a result, the trade balance improved in the first quarter
  • The first estimate for April 2018 confirms these trends

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National Bank estimates Belgium’s economic growth at 1.5 % for this and next year

Following a slight slowdown in the first two quarters of 2018, economic activity in Belgium will pick up a little in the second half of the year, according to a new estimate by the National Bank. Annual growth is now estimated at 1.5 % for both 2018 and 2019.

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  • Energy transition: impact and economic stakes for firms

  • Shedding new light on the mortgage debt of households in Belgium

  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2018-06)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2018-25)

  • Press release - Bi-annual investment survey (2018-I)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2018-26)

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

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

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2018-27)

  • Regional accounts - Regional distribution of imports and Belgian exports of goods and services (F-N) (2006-2015)

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