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

Belgian business confidence decreased to -1.1 in May of 2017 from -0.8 in the prior month and below market expectations of -0.5. Confidence worsened among business-related services providers (9.3 from 12) and constructors (-3.7 from -1.1). Meanwhile, the economic situation improved for traders (-3.1 from -9.1) and manufacturers (-2.8 from -3.1). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.43 from 1980 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9.20 in March of 2000 and a record low of -31.80 in March of 2009.

Belgium Business Confidence
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-23 02:00 PM Mar -1.6 -1.1 -0.3 -1.4
2017-04-25 01:00 PM Apr -0.8 -1.6 -1 -2
2017-05-24 01:00 PM May -1.1 -0.8 -0.5 -0.4
2017-06-23 01:00 PM Jun -1.1 -1
2017-07-25 01:00 PM Jul -0.96
2017-08-24 01:00 PM Aug -0.99




Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -1.10 -0.80 9.20 -31.80 [+]
Industrial Production 5.80 1.70 19.80 -18.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.50 3.30 6.60 -8.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 8.30 2.60 24.20 -20.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.80 79.40 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
New Orders 115.76 114.02 157.04 66.93 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 930.00 800.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 51132.00 61066.00 64963.00 13593.00 Cars [+]
Changes In Inventories -325.00 -1624.00 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 7201.00 7101.00 8558.00 4047.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corporate Profits 36858.00 37551.00 40119.00 11553.00 EUR Million [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 77.00 77.00 52.50 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 15.00 15.00 29.00 15.00 [+]
Steel Production 710.00 565.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 4.50 11.40 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 -0.80 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2017 Monthly



business confidence by Country

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Australia 13.00 Apr/17
Brazil 53.70 May/17
Canada 62.40 Apr/17
China 51.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.09 Apr/17
France 109.00 May/17
Germany 114.60 May/17
India 57.20 Jun/16
Indonesia 103.42 Mar/17
Italy 107.90 Apr/17
Japan 12.00 Mar/17
Mexico 46.70 Apr/17
Netherlands 8.30 Apr/17
Russia -1.00 Apr/17
South Korea 83.00 Apr/17
Spain 0.10 Apr/17
Switzerland 106.00 Apr/17
Turkey 109.20 May/17
United Kingdom 1.00 Jun/17
United States 54.80 Apr/17