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The Governing Council today decided to raise the three key ECB interest rates by 50 basis points. Further rate hikes are expected.

According to the latest flash estimate, gross domestic product (GDP) was up by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of last year compared to the previous quarter. Value added declined further in the manufacturing industry but continued its upward trajectory in the services sector, while the building industry saw accelerated growth. For 2022 as a whole, GDP grew by 3.1%


In the framework of its reporting obligations to Eurostat, the National Bank of Belgium has published new regional figures on economic activity and employment as well as household income and consumption expenditure.


The ECB has released new climate-related indicators for the financial sector. What impact does climate change have on financial institutions? Read our latest blog post to learn more about how the physical risks companies face and their carbon footprint weigh on bank portfolios.


Belgium has marked a new milestone by adhering to SDDS Plus, a data dissemination standard forming part of the IMF's efforts to promote the availability and uniformity of economic and financial statistics in member countries.


In the third quarter of 2022, investment funds lost €5.2 billion in value. Rising interest rates and stock market fluctuations strongly contributed to this downturn.


Business sentiment held steady in January. The business climate improved in the business-related services sector and the manufacturing industry and worsened in the building industry and retail sector.


The indicators provide information on both the climate risks to which financial institutions are exposed and green financial products. They signal the start of an action plan for the disclosure by the financial sector of harmonised climate-related data. 


The Central Individual Credit Register has published its statistical report setting out the most important developments in 2022.


A sharp increase in costs is affecting firms across the board. However, all firms are not similarly situated. After reaching high levels in 2021, the average firm's profit margin declined in the first three quarters of 2022 in many sectors.

  • Empirical DSGE model evaluation with interest rate expectations measures and preferences over safe assets

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-06)

  • Key figures of the Central Individual Credit Register

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2022-11)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2022-11)

  • Statistical bulletin - Monthly update (2023-01)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-07)

  • Press release - Consumer confidence indicator (2023-02)

  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2023-02)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-08)

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