Belgium Business Confidence  1980-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Belgian business confidence increased to -0.2 in December 2016 from -1.8 in the previous month and beating market expectations of -1.3. It was the strongest reading in five months, as sentiment improved among business-related service providers (+12.5 from +11.2 in November), constructors (-2.6 from -4.8) and manufacturers (-2.3 from -4.2). By contrast, confidence among traders deteriorated sharply (-3.4 from -0.3 in November). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.49 from 1980 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 9.20 in March of 2000 and a record low of -31.80 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-21 01:00 PM Oct -1.8 -2.2 -1.5 -2.6
2016-11-24 02:00 PM Nov -1.8 -1.8 -1.6 -1.5
2016-12-21 02:00 PM Dec -0.2 -1.8 -1.3 -1.49
2017-01-25 02:00 PM Jan -0.2 -0.8
2017-02-22 02:00 PM Feb 0.31
2017-03-23 02:00 PM Mar 0.55




Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -0.20 -1.80 9.20 -31.80 [+]
Industrial Production -0.80 1.40 19.80 -18.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 -0.30 1.50 -9.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -3.40 -0.60 24.20 -20.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.90 80.50 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
New Orders 115.76 114.02 157.04 66.93 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 687.00 797.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 33523.00 39645.00 64963.00 13593.00 Cars [+]
Changes In Inventories -1624.00 -239.00 2295.00 -1877.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.25 5.20 5.25 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 17.00 19.00 24.00 15.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 42.00 38.00 42.00 20.00 [+]
Electricity Production 6551.00 5947.00 8558.00 4047.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corporate Profits 36858.00 37551.00 40119.00 11553.00 EUR Million [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 76.00 77.00 52.50 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 15.00 15.00 29.00 15.00 [+]
Steel Production 600.00 650.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -2.50 15.80 62.70 -43.00 percent [+]



Belgium Business Confidence Notes

In Belgium, the business confidence survey measures the level of optimism that people who run companies have about the current economic situation and how they feel about their organizations’ prospects in the next three months. Every month, a panel of around 6000 business leaders is contacted. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.20 -1.80 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2016 Monthly



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Netherlands 4.70 Dec/16
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New Zealand 21.70 Dec/16
Nigeria -29.00 Dec/16
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Peru 61.00 Oct/16
Philippines 39.80 Dec/16
Poland -2.60 Dec/16
Portugal 1.20 Dec/16
Qatar 20.40 Jun/16
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Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Sierra Leone 66.10 Dec/13
Singapore 4.00 Sep/16
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South Africa 38.00 Dec/16
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