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Innovation is essential to growth. In this study, we examine, through the lens of patent data, Belgium’s strengths and weaknesses in this field.

The business climate has deteriorated in the trade sector in particular, more than wiping out last month’s clear rebound, as well as in business-related services. The building industry also registered a decline. 


The National Bank has assessed the Belgian fiscal framework and has put forward recommendations for improving it. A well-designed fiscal framework is crucial for reducing the budget deficit and public debt after the COVID-19 crisis.

Consumers appear more optimistic about the expected trend in the general economic situation in Belgium. On the other hand, they remain concerned about unemployment.

consumer survey
  • Observatory for credit to non financial companies - Quarterly update (F-N) (2020-III)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2020-49)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2020-50)

  • Observatory for credit to non financial companies - Monthly Flash (F-N) (2020-10)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2020-09)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2020-09)

  • Statistical bulletin - Monthly update (2020-11)

  • Press release - Consumer confidence indicator (2020-12)

  • Press release - NAI - Supply and use tables (F-N) (2017)

  • National accounts - Supply and use tables (F-N) (2017)

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