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As was the case in January, consumer confidence slipped in February. Households are less optimistic about the economic situation in Belgium and have sharply downgraded their saving intentions.

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Dig into the latest flash estimate, which includes unpublished, provisional figures for the fourth quarter of 2023, via this infographic.

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For 2023 as a whole, foreign trade was down by almost 14%, after rising by more than 30% in 2022.

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Under what conditions could rising interest rates trigger a snowball effect for public debt? What can we expect to see in the coming years? Check out the new article on our blog, “Beware of the snowball effect!”, for some answers.  

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The MIR statistics shed light on loans to and deposits from households and firms in the euro area. Click on the links below to find out more about the MIR statistics or go to the ECB bank interest rates dashboard.

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  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2024-02)

  • Press release - NAI - Quarterly aggregates (2023-IV)

  • Business Cycle Monitor March 2024

  • Press release - Foreign Trade Statistics (F-N) (2023-12)

  • Foreign Trade Statistics - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2023-12)

  • Press release - Consumer confidence indicator (2024-03)

  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2024-03)

  • Press release - NAI - Regional accounts - Regional distribution of Belgian imports and exports of goods and services (2022)

  • Regional accounts - Regional distribution of Belgian imports and exports of goods and services (F-N) (2022)

  • Press release - Net international investment position and balance of payments financial account (2023-IV)

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