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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.

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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.

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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.

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Women's workforce participation has increased substantially and is close to that of men’s. However, certain sectors remain typically male or female, and women still hold fewer top positions. Read the High Council for Employment's recommendations here.

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  • Regional accounts (F-N) (2021)

  • Press release - NAI - Regional accounts - Regional breakdown of household accounts and final consumption expenditure by institutional sector (2020)

  • Press release - NAI - Regional Accounts - Variables by branch of activity (2021)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-04)

  • Export Entry and Network Interactions Evidence from the Belgian Production Network

  • Measuring the share of imports in final consumption

  • Press release - NAI - Flash estimate (2022-IV)

  • From the 1931 sterling devaluation to the breakdown of Bretton Woods: Robert Triffin’s analysis of international monetary crises

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-05)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-06)

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