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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

4 workers in every 10 need new skills to stay employed or to retrain. This article takes a look at the main elements of the High Council for Employment’s  2021 Report on continuous training of employees

Permanente opleiding voor werknemers: investeren in de toekomst

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. 

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.


Twenty years ago on 1 January 2022, the first euro banknotes came out of cash dispensers and were handed over counters. The National Bank is of course devoting a lot of attention to the 20th anniversary of the European single currency. In this press release, we sum up 20 years of the euro in 20 remarkable figures.

  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2022-01)

  • Key figures of the Central Individual Credit Register

  • Key figures of the Central Individual Credit Register

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

  • Regional accounts (F-N) (2020)

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

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

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-04)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-05)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-06)

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