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The fall in the indicator that began last October has come to a halt. Consumers are more optimistic about the economic outlook and the labour market.

Consumentenvertrouwen herstelt licht in januari

Belgian trade with the United Kingdom is showing an unusual profile: imports have risen sharply (+ 27.2 %) while exports are down sharply (-15.9 %). 

De groei van de invoer en de uitvoer stabiliseert op een hoog niveau

Over the third quarter of the year 2021, the net financial wealth of private individuals remained more or less stable at € 1 180.6 billion. Regulated savings deposits were down for the first time in a long while. 

Financieel vermogen van de Belg bleef stabiel in derde kwartaal van 2021

To mark the 20th anniversary of euro notes and coins on 1 January, Honorary Governor Jan Smets, who back then was Commissioner General responsible for the introduction of the euro in Belgium, gives his personal analysis in a new NBB blog post.

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  • Key figures of the Central Individual Credit Register

  • Press release - NAI - Regional Accounts - Variables by branch of activity (2019-2020)

  • Press release - NAI - Flash estimate (2021-IV)

  • Press release - NAI - Regional accounts - Regional distribution of imports and Belgian exports of goods and services (2019)

  • Regional accounts (F-N) (2020)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-04)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-05)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-06)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2021-11)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2021-11)

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