Belgium | Economic Indicators


Markets Last Reference Previous Range
Currency 1.1 Jun/15 1.09 0.69 : 1.86
Government Bond 10Y 1.25 percent Jun/15 0.82 0.34 : 10.73
Stock Market 3621 Index points Jun/15 3709 929 : 4757
GDP Last Reference Previous Range
GDP 508 USD Billion Dec/13 483 11.7 : 513
GDP Growth Rate 0.3 percent Mar/15 0.2 -2.2 : 15.8
GDP Annual Growth Rate 0.9 percent Mar/15 1 -4.1 : 19.4
GDP Constant Prices 99001 EUR Million Mar/15 98690 70652 : 99001
Gross National Product 100791 EUR Million Dec/14 100834 21890 : 102824
GDP per capita 36411 USD Dec/13 36558 11170 : 37583
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 22708 EUR Million Mar/15 22852 6663 : 24003
GDP per capita PPP 39336 USD Dec/13 39494 30332 : 40602
Labour Last Reference Previous Range
Unemployment Rate 8.6 percent May/15 8.7 6.3 : 11
Employed Persons 3892 Thousand Mar/15 3886 3011 : 3896
Unemployed Persons 398594 May/15 382086 294870 : 533460
Job Vacancies 77955 Mar/15 70256 70256 : 102551
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.5 percent Dec/14 4.3 2.9 : 5.7
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.9 percent May/15 20.3 14.1 : 24.8
Labour Costs 103 Index Points Mar/15 103 -6.57 : 118
Population 11.2 Million Dec/14 11.16 9.12 : 11.2
Retirement Age Women 65 Jan/15 65 60 : 65
Retirement Age Men 65 Jan/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 0.63 percent Jun/15 0.56 -18.11 : 223
Inflation Rate Mom 0.15 percent Jun/15 0.16 -5.2 : 179
Consumer Price Index CPI 101 Index Points Jun/15 101 11.65 : 101
GDP Deflator 102 Index Points Mar/15 102 53.1 : 103
Producer Prices 106 Index Points May/15 105 72.2 : 114
Export Prices 138 Index Points Mar/15 138 85.35 : 142
Import Prices 144 Index Points Mar/15 143 81.2 : 148
Food Inflation 1.27 percent Jun/15 1.27 -1.37 : 7.62
Core Consumer Prices 117 Index Points May/15 117 87.46 : 117
Core Inflation Rate 1.5 percent May/15 1.5 -0.9 : 3.8
Money Last Reference Previous Range
Interest Rate 0.05 percent Jun/15 0.05 0.05 : 4.75
Interbank Rate -0.01 percent Jun/15 -0.01 -0.01 : 10.63
Money Supply M0 34761 EUR Million May/15 34577 9081 : 34761
Money Supply M1 163700 EUR Million May/15 160200 59500 : 163700
Money Supply M2 476800 EUR Million May/15 473900 212200 : 476800
Money Supply M3 503000 EUR Million May/15 501100 223400 : 503000
Foreign Exchange Reserves 22709 EUR Million May/15 22390 9876 : 24524
Banks Balance Sheet 1204912 EUR Million Apr/15 1215102 517377 : 1527983
Central Bank Balance Sheet 79216 EUR Million May/15 77235 28168 : 182445
Trade Last Reference Previous Range
Balance of Trade 2082 EUR Million Apr/15 1681 -1027 : 2748
Exports 30873 EUR Million Apr/15 32125 7331 : 32893
Imports 28790 EUR Million Apr/15 30444 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 95.8 Index Points Mar/15 96.5 94.1 : 107
Remittances 24 EUR Million Mar/14 26 2 : 40
Capital Flows -1771 EUR Million Mar/15 -1965 -13716 : 4632
Gold Reserves 227 Tonnes Mar/15 227 227 : 258
External Debt 1054921 EUR Million Dec/14 1004755 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 -11464 -19109 : 816
Government Spending 24148 EUR Million Mar/15 24164 9857 : 24164
Government Spending to GDP 54.7 percent Dec/13 55.1 48.2 : 64
Credit Rating 86.55 :
Business Last Reference Previous Range
Business Confidence -3.9 Jun/15 -4.9 -31.8 : 9.2
Industrial Production -0.96 percent Apr/15 4.54 -18.19 : 19.84
Manufacturing Production 3.4 percent Mar/15 -4.9 -17.3 : 18.3
Capacity Utilization 80.1 percent Mar/15 78.3 69.7 : 85
New Orders 116 Index Points Aug/12 114 66.93 : 157
Bankruptcies 796 Companies May/15 866 262 : 1322
Car Registrations 36614 Cars Sep/14 28936 15542 : 65540
Changes In Inventories -3638 EUR Million Mar/15 -2567 -3638 : 2360
Competitiveness Index 5.17 Points Jun/15 5.13 5.05 : 5.21
Competitiveness Rank 18 Jun/15 17 15 : 24
Corporate Profits 7963 EUR Million Dec/13 7963 5177 : 10920
Corruption Index 76 Points Jun/14 75 52.5 : 76
Corruption Rank 15 Jun/14 15 15 : 29
Ease of Doing Business 42 Dec/14 36 20 : 42
Industrial Production Mom 0.2 percent Apr/15 0.1 -9.8 : 1.5
Mining Production 17.05 percent Mar/15 4.17 -43 : 62.72
Consumer Last Reference Previous Range
Consumer Confidence -2 Jun/15 -3 -28 : 16
Retail Sales MoM 0.6 percent Apr/15 -0.4 -2.7 : 3.4
Retail Sales YoY 0.1 percent Apr/15 -1.2 -6.2 : 13.6
Consumer Spending 51575 EUR Million Mar/15 51239 22538 : 51575
Disposable Personal Income 227350 EUR Million Dec/13 227350 67353 : 227350
Personal Savings 30454 EUR Million Dec/13 30454 11527 : 39427
Bank Lending Rate 1.83 percent Apr/15 1.85 1.83 : 3.02
Consumer Credit 8445553 EUR Thousand May/15 8464285 5062843 : 8690566
Gasoline Prices 1.7 USD/Liter Jun/15 1.69 0.96 : 2.26
Housing Last Reference Previous Range
Housing Index 109 Index Points Dec/14 108 75.81 : 109
Building Permits 1593 Feb/15 1710 1099 : 5010
Housing Starts 2.74 Thousand Jan/15 2.59 0.73 : 9.5
Construction Output -5.6 percent Apr/15 1 -80.7 : 229
Home Ownership Rate 72.3 percent Jun/13 72.4 71.6 : 73.7
Taxes Last Reference Previous Range
Corporate Tax Rate 33 percent Jan/15 34 33 : 48
Personal Income Tax Rate 53.7 percent Jan/14 53.7 53.7 : 60.6
Sales Tax Rate 21 percent Jan/15 21 21 : 21
Social Security Rate 47.86 percent Jan/14 47.74 34.43 : 47.87
Social Security Rate For Companies 34.79 percent Jan/14 34.67 24.1 : 34.8
Social Security Rate For Employees 13.07 percent Jan/15 13.07 10.33 : 13.07




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