Belgium | Economic Indicators


Markets Last Reference Previous Range
Currency 1.09 Jul/15 1.09 0.7 : 1.87
Stock Market 3763 Index points Jul/15 3727 929 : 4757
Government Bond 10Y 0.97 percent Jul/15 1.03 0.34 : 10.73
GDP Last Reference Previous Range
GDP 533 USD Billion Dec/14 525 11.66 : 533
GDP Growth Rate 0.4 percent Jun/15 0.4 -2.2 : 15.8
GDP Annual Growth Rate 1.3 percent Jun/15 1 -4.1 : 19.4
GDP Constant Prices 99001 EUR Million Mar/15 98690 70652 : 99001
Gross National Product 99812 EUR Million Mar/15 100501 21890 : 103346
GDP per capita 37857 USD Dec/14 37600 11170 : 38557
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 22708 EUR Million Mar/15 22852 6663 : 24003
GDP per capita PPP 40885 USD Dec/14 40607 30798 : 41641
Labour Last Reference Previous Range
Unemployment Rate 8.6 percent Jun/15 8.6 6.3 : 11
Employed Persons 3892 Thousand Mar/15 3886 3011 : 3896
Unemployed Persons 382621 Jun/15 398594 294870 : 533460
Job Vacancies 77955 Mar/15 70256 70256 : 102551
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.6 percent Mar/15 4.5 2.9 : 5.7
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.5 percent Jun/15 19.8 14.1 : 24.8
Labour Costs 103 Index Points Mar/15 103 -6.57 : 118
Population 11.26 Million Dec/14 11.16 9.13 : 11.26
Retirement Age Women 65 Dec/15 65 60 : 65
Retirement Age Men 65 Dec/15 65 60 : 65
Employment Change 0.2 percent Mar/15 0.1 -0.3 : 0.6
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.95 percent Mar/15 68.04 63.63 : 68.26
Minimum Wages 1502 EUR/Month Jun/15 1502 1074 : 1502
Prices Last Reference Previous Range
Inflation Rate 0.46 percent Jul/15 0.63 -18.11 : 223
Inflation Rate Mom 0 percent Jul/15 0.15 -5.2 : 179
Consumer Price Index CPI 101 Index Points Jul/15 101 11.65 : 101
GDP Deflator 102 Index Points Mar/15 102 53.1 : 103
Producer Prices 105 Index Points Jun/15 106 72.2 : 114
Export Prices 141 Index Points Apr/15 137 85.35 : 142
Import Prices 145 Index Points Apr/15 143 81.2 : 148
Food Inflation 1.27 percent Jun/15 1.27 -1.37 : 7.62
Core Consumer Prices 118 Index Points Jun/15 117 87.46 : 118
Core Inflation Rate 1.5 percent Jun/15 1.5 -0.9 : 3.8
Money Last Reference Previous Range
Interest Rate 0.05 percent Jul/15 0.05 0.05 : 4.75
Interbank Rate -0.02 percent Jul/15 -0.01 -0.02 : 10.63
Money Supply M0 35091 EUR Million Jun/15 34761 9081 : 35091
Money Supply M1 168700 EUR Million Jun/15 163700 59500 : 168700
Money Supply M2 480100 EUR Million Jun/15 476800 212200 : 480100
Money Supply M3 506300 EUR Million Jun/15 503000 223400 : 506300
Foreign Exchange Reserves 22278 EUR Million Jun/15 22709 9876 : 24524
Banks Balance Sheet 1183423 EUR Million May/15 1204911 517377 : 1527983
Central Bank Balance Sheet 79866 EUR Million Jun/15 79216 28168 : 182445
Trade Last Reference Previous Range
Balance of Trade 1926 EUR Million May/15 2082 -1027 : 2748
Exports 29604 EUR Million May/15 30873 7331 : 32893
Imports 27677 EUR Million May/15 28790 6976 : 31560
Current Account 4374 EUR Million Mar/15 3242 -8022 : 8787
Current Account to GDP 1.8 percent Dec/14 -0.2 -4 : 5.5
Terms of Trade 96.9 Index Points Apr/15 95.8 94.1 : 107
Remittances 24 EUR Million Mar/14 26 2 : 40
Capital Flows 1810 EUR Million Mar/15 2039 -13716 : 9322
Gold Reserves 227 Tonnes Mar/15 227 227 : 258
External Debt 1143057 EUR Million Mar/15 1054921 923263 : 1262174
Government Last Reference Previous Range
Government Budget -3.2 percent of GDP Dec/14 -2.9 -5.6 : 0.4
Government Debt to GDP 106 percent Dec/14 104 74.1 : 133
Government Budget Value -11464 EUR Million Dec/13 -15922 -19109 : 816
Government Spending 24148 EUR Million Mar/15 24164 9857 : 24164
Government Spending to GDP 54.3 percent Dec/14 54.5 47.6 : 64
Credit Rating 86.55 :
Government Debt 447843 EUR Million Mar/15 428365 277160 : 447843
Government Revenues 205527 EUR Million Dec/14 203719 12733 : 205527
Business Last Reference Previous Range
Business Confidence -4.1 Jul/15 -3.9 -31.8 : 9.2
Industrial Production -4.02 percent May/15 -0.56 -18.19 : 19.84
Manufacturing Production 0.2 percent Apr/15 4.1 -17.2 : 18.3
Capacity Utilization 80.5 percent Jun/15 80.1 69.7 : 85
New Orders 116 Index Points Aug/12 114 66.93 : 157
Bankruptcies 1065 Companies Jun/15 796 262 : 1322
Car Registrations 49426 Cars Jun/15 40502 13593 : 64963
Changes In Inventories -3638 EUR Million Mar/15 -2567 -3638 : 2360
Competitiveness Index 5.17 Points Dec/15 5.13 5.05 : 5.21
Competitiveness Rank 18 Dec/15 17 15 : 24
Corporate Profits 7963 EUR Million Dec/13 7703 5177 : 10920
Corruption Index 76 Points Dec/14 75 52.5 : 76
Corruption Rank 15 Dec/14 15 15 : 29
Ease of Doing Business 42 Dec/14 36 20 : 42
Industrial Production Mom 0.1 percent May/15 0.29 -9.8 : 1.5
Mining Production -5.44 percent May/15 -3.23 -43 : 62.72
Consumer Last Reference Previous Range
Consumer Confidence -6 Jul/15 -2 -28 : 16
Retail Sales MoM 0.4 percent May/15 0.8 -2.7 : 3.4
Retail Sales YoY -1.5 percent May/15 0.8 -6.2 : 13.6
Consumer Spending 51575 EUR Million Mar/15 51239 22538 : 51575
Disposable Personal Income 227350 EUR Million Dec/13 225149 67353 : 227350
Personal Savings 30454 EUR Million Dec/13 31127 11527 : 39427
Bank Lending Rate 1.83 percent Jun/15 1.82 1.82 : 3.02
Consumer Credit 8424268 EUR Thousand Jun/15 8445553 5062843 : 8690566
Gasoline Prices 1.64 USD/Liter Jul/15 1.7 0.96 : 2.26
Housing Last Reference Previous Range
Housing Index 106 Index Points Mar/15 109 75.81 : 109
Building Permits 2247 Mar/15 1593 1099 : 5010
Housing Starts 2.59 Thousand Feb/15 2.74 0.73 : 9.5
Construction Output 2.5 percent May/15 -5.6 -80.7 : 229
Home Ownership Rate 72.3 percent Dec/13 72.4 71.6 : 73.7
Taxes Last Reference Previous Range
Corporate Tax Rate 33 percent Dec/15 34 33 : 48
Personal Income Tax Rate 53.7 percent Dec/14 53.7 53.7 : 60.6
Sales Tax Rate 21 percent Dec/15 21 21 : 21
Social Security Rate 47.86 percent Dec/14 47.74 34.43 : 47.87
Social Security Rate For Companies 34.79 percent Dec/14 34.67 24.1 : 34.8
Social Security Rate For Employees 13.07 percent Dec/15 13.07 10.33 : 13.07




Economic Indicators for Belgium including actual values, historical data charts, an economic calendar, time-series statistics, business news, long term forecasts and short-term predictions for Belgium economy. 8/2/2015