World Economic Outlook Database, October 2019

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
BelgiumGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank. Data before 1995 were spliced with older series. Data from 1995 reflect current official series.
Latest actual data: 2018
National accounts manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010. ESA 2010
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2016
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1995. Data before 1995 are spliced with older series.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019222.226221.606222.924223.619229.135232.919237.165242.636254.096262.911271.159276.130280.356277.660286.620293.455298.130309.192315.300326.536338.401341.146347.221349.910362.629370.223379.500392.590395.665386.749397.363404.508405.458406.271411.369418.525424.605431.970438.180443.499449.265455.130
BelgiumGross domestic product, constant pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).4.444-0.2790.5950.3122.4661.6521.8232.3074.7233.4693.1371.8331.531-0.9623.2272.3851.5933.7101.9753.5643.6340.8111.7810.7743.6352.0942.5063.4490.783-2.2532.7441.7980.2350.2011.2551.7401.4531.7351.4381.2141.3001.305
BelgiumGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank. Data before 1995 were spliced with older series. Data from 1995 reflect current official series.
Latest actual data: 2018
National accounts manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010. ESA 2010
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2016
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1995. Data before 1995 are spliced with older series.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201989.85394.207101.942108.000116.682124.097129.893135.129144.580156.773166.238174.156182.877188.349198.499211.616215.943225.969234.490244.225258.222265.788275.065282.637298.711311.481326.662344.712354.066348.782365.101379.107387.501392.341400.086411.103424.605439.175450.506460.881472.613484.291
BelgiumGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).124.139102.79290.44085.49281.67284.920117.689146.189158.943160.672201.220206.469229.957219.891239.900289.844281.449255.132260.952260.548238.602238.049259.910319.628371.399387.725410.178472.476520.687485.947484.416527.607498.172521.083531.652456.170469.867495.953532.268517.609529.554547.870
BelgiumGross domestic product, current pricesPurchasing power parity; international dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).106.956116.748124.699129.987137.999144.715150.319157.590170.853183.712196.567206.940214.896217.871229.704240.113248.405262.065270.250283.922300.816309.907320.416328.893350.024368.485389.150413.387424.728418.323434.811451.876461.625470.666485.392498.977511.468530.139550.862567.488586.276606.189
BelgiumGross domestic product, deflatorIndex See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).40.43342.51145.73048.29650.92353.27954.76955.69256.90059.63061.30663.07065.23067.83569.25572.11272.43273.08474.37074.79376.30777.91079.21980.77482.37484.13386.07787.80589.48690.18391.88193.72195.57196.57197.25798.227100.000101.668102.813103.919105.197106.407
BelgiumGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).22,549.34022,467.52422,621.35122,684.00323,255.25823,628.12124,055.94024,596.21925,729.35126,482.78027,258.27127,649.00227,974.11427,577.57428,376.42728,967.26329,392.54830,401.68430,935.22731,970.23033,049.92633,239.03733,678.97833,788.65134,880.17735,442.10736,103.72137,090.91037,092.90135,966.34636,657.42536,771.32236,607.26536,476.20336,792.31637,244.35337,538.73338,053.24138,441.60038,707.48339,008.42939,313.754
BelgiumGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesPurchasing power parity; 2011 international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).25,189.88625,098.48825,270.32925,340.31725,978.46726,394.99226,872.91027,476.45628,742.27829,583.93530,450.23630,886.72231,249.90430,806.92931,699.32832,359.35232,834.43933,961.74534,557.76635,713.96936,920.09837,131.35537,622.81337,745.32938,964.67339,592.40540,331.49541,434.28541,436.50840,178.03440,950.03841,077.27340,894.00440,747.59541,100.72541,605.69641,934.54842,509.30542,943.14243,240.16043,576.34643,917.425
BelgiumGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).9,117.4409,551.22210,344.63310,955.52011,842.26012,588.84613,175.24613,698.12914,639.99215,791.60716,711.05617,438.31118,247.56218,707.13519,652.17320,888.84621,289.75622,218.68023,006.66523,911.38925,219.24625,896.64626,680.14927,292.51228,732.09929,818.63031,076.97932,567.51833,193.06732,435.54433,681.19934,462.27434,985.99535,225.52735,783.17936,583.87337,538.73338,687.94639,522.96240,224.51641,035.62141,832.629
BelgiumGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).12,596.43210,421.6109,177.4608,672.3468,288.9908,614.53111,937.38114,819.37916,094.35116,184.35020,227.66220,673.83122,945.22821,839.93723,750.95728,610.84127,747.94925,086.12625,602.96325,509.49823,303.10223,193.95925,210.22130,864.47935,723.70237,117.57339,022.28644,638.32948,813.53745,191.40344,688.19647,961.50244,978.07546,784.33947,550.23340,594.38841,540.27443,689.62146,695.98645,175.58545,979.69147,324.510
BelgiumGross domestic product per capita, current pricesPurchasing power parity; international dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).10,852.80911,836.48712,653.87713,185.86914,005.72114,680.36015,247.06015,975.07917,300.35818,505.13819,759.84920,720.98021,442.42721,639.30422,741.57823,701.86024,490.21725,767.85326,515.20627,798.00829,379.15630,195.28231,078.97731,759.19133,667.77935,275.72037,021.74139,055.80139,817.54838,902.59540,112.11341,077.27341,678.39542,257.77443,412.84944,403.75045,218.14746,701.15348,327.20449,528.89150,904.68752,362.042
BelgiumOutput gap in percent of potential GDPPercent of potential GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.1950.314-0.708-2.056-1.473-1.708-1.913-1.7610.4451.4712.1561.6620.969-2.003-1.130-1.077-1.654-0.401-0.7580.3541.5690.216-0.177-1.444-0.102-0.1060.3861.9771.380-1.922-0.4320.224-0.587-1.420-1.289-0.761-0.509-0.0400.1460.0850.071n/a
BelgiumGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.8060.7900.7930.7750.7610.7470.7350.7240.7260.7240.7180.7140.6500.6320.6330.6260.6130.6110.6060.6070.6000.5900.5840.5660.5570.5420.5280.5180.5070.4980.4860.4750.4620.4470.4380.4310.4230.4150.4070.4000.3920.384
BelgiumImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.8400.8070.8180.8310.8460.8580.8640.8570.8460.8530.8460.8420.8510.8640.8640.8810.8690.8620.8680.8600.8580.8580.8580.8590.8530.8450.8390.8340.8340.8340.8400.8390.8390.8340.8240.8240.8300.8280.8180.8120.8060.799
BelgiumTotal investmentPercent of GDP Source: Central Bank. Data before 1995 were spliced with older series. Data from 1995 reflect current official series.
Latest actual data: 2018
National accounts manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010. ESA 2010
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2016
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1995. Data before 1995 are spliced with older series.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201927.50623.41922.38119.52820.51519.74619.33820.40022.69624.43825.31923.74423.48222.78422.82021.82521.67122.29622.41622.71323.78222.59220.66520.86022.49523.60923.88424.44825.73121.66422.69223.99023.20522.17323.35823.70224.08124.64925.40825.13825.12725.247
BelgiumGross national savingsPercent of GDP Source: Central Bank. Data before 1995 were spliced with older series. Data from 1995 reflect current official series.
Latest actual data: 2018
National accounts manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010. ESA 2010
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2016
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1995. Data before 1995 are spliced with older series.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201919.73117.32516.50816.21917.42417.50518.61819.57222.06723.34923.52122.61522.93324.27925.49225.63225.05325.99625.87928.65026.01623.99425.13224.23625.57125.59625.72425.93824.73220.58924.45622.91723.15121.85522.48722.68023.47925.37624.09124.04524.28924.206
BelgiumInflation, average consumer pricesIndex Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Harmonized prices: Yes
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 2015
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201939.60842.62946.34849.90053.06755.65056.37157.24757.91359.71161.77363.72965.16866.78768.38769.25370.47671.53572.18473.00374.95976.78477.97379.15580.62582.67184.59586.13289.99889.99392.09395.18097.67998.89899.38399.999101.769104.033106.437108.048109.403111.073
BelgiumInflation, average consumer pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Inflation, average consumer prices (Index).6.6567.6268.7237.6636.3484.8681.2961.5541.1623.1053.4533.1672.2572.4852.3961.2671.7651.5030.9071.1352.6792.4351.5481.5171.8572.5372.3281.8164.489-0.0062.3343.3532.6261.2480.4900.6201.7702.2242.3111.5141.2541.527
BelgiumInflation, end of period consumer pricesIndex Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Harmonized prices: Yes
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 2015
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201940.89344.22347.80451.22653.96656.13756.46757.28458.38660.48962.60364.34665.75267.37268.71269.55571.04371.67172.16773.64775.83077.29078.32079.60081.20083.44085.17087.82090.19090.49093.55096.53098.54099.69099.300100.740102.960105.080107.390108.529109.994111.715
BelgiumInflation, end of period consumer pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index).8.7558.1458.0977.1595.3484.0230.5871.4481.9233.6013.4952.7852.1842.4641.9881.2272.1400.8840.6922.0512.9641.9251.3331.6342.0102.7592.0733.1112.6990.3333.3823.1852.0821.167-0.3911.4502.2042.0592.1981.0611.3501.564
BelgiumVolume of imports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Base year: 2010
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019-1.500-1.7341.872-0.9686.1610.5533.8996.83710.74010.0414.8372.8073.1460.5407.3539.5724.2218.9085.5612.68112.1571.4097.3840.5307.0894.8374.7256.021-2.124-11.9667.1274.285-1.4470.3731.7461.1525.575-0.3270.1272.8002.7352.750
BelgiumVolume of Imports of goodsPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Base year: 2010
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20192.800-3.1892.320-1.2486.7321.0004.8416.2329.7158.7116.2272.1484.5850.5008.0008.4004.2218.9085.5612.68112.1571.4097.3840.5307.0894.8374.7256.021-2.124-11.9667.1274.285-1.4470.3731.7461.1525.575-0.3270.1272.8002.7352.750
BelgiumVolume of exports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Base year: 2010
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20191.3003.5783.5553.8595.5950.2282.2884.56110.2958.7764.5792.7892.3790.8878.9985.5243.7179.9944.7594.48611.8072.1347.974-0.2317.1384.1835.0364.885-2.529-10.8638.4804.342-0.8712.3611.6061.3253.5091.3810.3062.9002.6772.632
BelgiumVolume of exports of goodsPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Base year: 2010
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019-0.3001.6793.0232.3627.5160.3002.3823.9009.7397.8324.7442.2884.26211.5008.3008.9003.7179.9944.7594.48611.8072.1347.974-0.2317.1384.1835.0364.885-2.529-10.8638.4804.342-0.8712.3611.6061.3253.5091.3810.3062.9002.6772.632
BelgiumUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20198.30010.00011.50010.74210.82510.11710.0509.8088.8337.3676.5586.4507.0928.6259.7509.6839.5509.2179.3428.4256.8586.5677.5258.1758.3838.4758.2677.4926.9677.9088.3087.1427.5508.4258.5508.4927.8677.1005.9675.5005.5005.500
BelgiumEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20193.7953.7423.6933.6463.6433.6613.6853.7133.7853.8433.8853.8973.8913.8663.8513.9303.9403.9674.0364.0914.1734.2314.2244.2234.2664.3294.3784.4514.5314.5244.5534.6144.6354.6194.6384.6784.7374.8024.8644.9264.956n/a
BelgiumPopulationPersonsMillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20199.8559.8639.8559.8589.8539.8589.8599.8659.8769.9289.9489.98710.02210.06810.10110.13110.14310.17010.19210.21410.23910.26310.31010.35610.39610.44610.51110.58510.66710.75310.84011.00111.07611.13811.18111.23711.31111.35211.39911.45811.51711.577
BelgiumGeneral government revenueNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201942.34344.97749.96053.35958.34662.15564.13067.06569.80672.70078.43783.17486.49992.57197.606101.450105.239110.977116.335120.935126.478131.193136.300138.361145.699152.210158.987166.546174.121170.090180.141190.781200.070206.752208.747211.069215.198225.301232.880234.279239.719245.570
BelgiumGeneral government revenuePercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government revenue (National currency).47.12447.74349.00849.40650.00450.08649.37149.63048.28246.37347.18447.75847.29949.14949.17247.94148.73549.11249.61249.51848.98049.36049.55248.95448.77648.86748.67048.31549.17848.76749.34050.32451.63152.69752.17651.34250.68251.30151.69350.83350.72250.707
BelgiumGeneral government total expenditureNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201951.01359.96562.86769.46471.31374.93977.36677.94980.54584.83589.93896.399101.748106.940107.967110.858113.729115.779118.558122.280126.664130.736136.175143.338146.168160.811158.271166.320178.027188.866194.750206.680216.479219.034221.144220.889225.423228.945235.976240.160245.853252.193
BelgiumGeneral government total expenditurePercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government total expenditure (National currency).56.77363.65261.67064.31961.11760.38759.56157.68555.70954.11354.10255.35255.63756.77854.39252.38652.66651.23750.56050.06949.05249.18849.50650.71548.93351.62848.45148.24950.28154.15053.34154.51855.86555.82755.27453.73153.09052.13152.38052.10952.02052.075
BelgiumGeneral government net lending/borrowingNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019-8.670-14.987-12.907-16.105-12.967-12.784-13.236-10.884-10.738-12.134-11.501-13.225-15.249-14.369-10.362-9.408-8.490-4.802-2.223-1.345-0.1860.4570.125-4.977-0.469-8.6010.7160.226-3.906-18.776-14.609-15.899-16.409-12.282-12.397-9.820-10.225-3.644-3.096-5.881-6.134-6.623
BelgiumGeneral government net lending/borrowingPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government net lending/borrowing (National currency).-9.649-15.909-12.661-14.913-11.113-10.302-10.190-8.055-7.427-7.740-6.918-7.594-8.338-7.629-5.220-4.446-3.932-2.125-0.948-0.551-0.0720.1720.045-1.761-0.157-2.7610.2190.066-1.103-5.383-4.001-4.194-4.235-3.130-3.099-2.389-2.408-0.830-0.687-1.276-1.298-1.368
BelgiumGeneral government structural balanceNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019n/a-14.426-12.337-15.770-12.598-12.432-12.837-10.420-10.380-11.917-13.690-15.189-16.454-12.478-9.236-8.382-6.758-4.374-1.395-1.742-1.9980.2000.345-2.490-2.685-1.765-2.138-2.263-5.757-13.803-13.937-15.553-13.865-11.996-11.207-8.766-9.034-5.556-5.909-6.519-6.284-6.699
BelgiumGeneral government structural balancePercent of potential GDP See notes for: 
General government structural balance (National currency).n/a-15.389-12.003-14.268-10.609-9.816-9.669-7.564-7.215-7.715-8.401-8.840-9.038-6.461-4.592-3.921-3.078-1.928-0.591-0.716-0.7860.0760.125-0.868-0.898-0.566-0.657-0.669-1.648-3.881-3.801-4.112-3.557-3.014-2.765-2.116-2.117-1.265-1.314-1.416-1.331-1.384
BelgiumGeneral government primary net lending/borrowingNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019-3.491-7.878-4.226-6.405-2.339-0.890-0.3112.1352.9684.6876.8815.3763.8825.1257.2158.1728.61911.57714.04714.35615.85716.33314.7828.94312.8183.92812.92812.5748.471-6.879-2.729-3.768-3.931-0.830-0.8491.2290.4485.8865.6542.2771.250-0.045
BelgiumGeneral government primary net lending/borrowingPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency).-3.885-8.363-4.145-5.931-2.005-0.717-0.2391.5802.0532.9904.1393.0872.1222.7213.6353.8623.9915.1235.9905.8786.1416.1455.3743.1644.2911.2613.9573.6482.392-1.972-0.747-0.994-1.015-0.212-0.2120.2990.1051.3401.2550.4940.265-0.009
BelgiumGeneral government net debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a257.944257.797258.426260.334261.996261.097262.433267.716270.027270.342289.102307.914322.716344.225354.956362.872375.573382.220391.549393.444398.465404.346410.479417.103
BelgiumGeneral government net debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government net debt (National currency).n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a110.002105.557100.07997.94895.24992.37987.85585.94982.66378.42581.65288.28388.39190.79991.60192.48993.87392.97492.21589.58788.44887.73386.85386.126
BelgiumGeneral government gross debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201968.61484.013100.995118.437132.976147.319161.023173.636186.441197.053215.396228.235244.914260.187270.571276.253276.348278.406277.158279.434280.866285.966288.024285.784288.327294.901297.424299.997327.620347.165364.078388.935404.289413.730430.186437.176450.545454.112459.651465.532471.665478.289
BelgiumGeneral government gross debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government gross debt (National currency).76.36389.17999.071109.664113.964118.713123.966128.497128.953125.693129.571131.052133.923138.141136.308130.544127.973123.205118.196114.417108.769107.592104.711101.11396.52494.67791.04987.02892.53199.53699.720102.592104.332105.452107.523106.342106.109103.401102.030101.00999.80098.761
BelgiumGross domestic product corresponding to fiscal year, current pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201989.85394.207101.942108.000116.682124.097129.893135.129144.580156.773166.238174.156182.877188.349198.499211.616215.943225.969234.490244.225258.222265.788275.065282.637298.711311.481326.662344.712354.066348.782365.101379.107387.501392.341400.086411.103424.605439.175450.506460.881472.613484.291
BelgiumCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019-4.938-4.186-2.607-0.497-0.0550.6753.0692.8013.5993.6043.6374.7636.66411.25112.60015.39113.83613.84213.25520.0709.3937.89611.61110.79011.4267.7037.5457.041-5.203-5.2288.547-5.660-0.266-1.656-4.630-4.660-2.8333.605-7.011-5.655-4.442-5.701
BelgiumCurrent account balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).-3.978-4.072-2.882-0.581-0.0670.7952.6081.9162.2642.2431.8082.3072.8985.1175.2525.3104.9165.4265.0807.7033.9373.3174.4673.3763.0761.9871.8391.490-0.999-1.0761.764-1.073-0.053-0.318-0.871-1.022-0.6030.727-1.317-1.093-0.839-1.041
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Belgium: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Source: Central Bank. Data before 1995 were spliced with older series. Data from 1995 reflect current official series.
Latest actual data: 2018
National accounts manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010. ESA 2010
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2016
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1995. Data before 1995 are spliced with older series.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Source: Central Bank. Data before 1995 were spliced with older series. Data from 1995 reflect current official series.
Latest actual data: 2018
National accounts manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010. ESA 2010
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2016
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1995. Data before 1995 are spliced with older series.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product, current prices (Purchasing power parity; international dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product, deflator (Index)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (Purchasing power parity; 2011 international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (Purchasing power parity; international dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Output gap in percent of potential GDP (Percent of potential GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Total investment (Percent of GDP)
Source: Central Bank. Data before 1995 were spliced with older series. Data from 1995 reflect current official series.
Latest actual data: 2018
National accounts manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010. ESA 2010
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2016
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1995. Data before 1995 are spliced with older series.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Gross national savings (Percent of GDP)
Source: Central Bank. Data before 1995 were spliced with older series. Data from 1995 reflect current official series.
Latest actual data: 2018
National accounts manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010. ESA 2010
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2016
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1995. Data before 1995 are spliced with older series.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Harmonized prices: Yes
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 2015
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Inflation, average consumer prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Inflation, average consumer prices (Index).


Belgium: Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Harmonized prices: Yes
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 2015
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index).


Belgium: Volume of imports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Base year: 2010
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Volume of Imports of goods (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Base year: 2010
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Volume of exports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Base year: 2010
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Volume of exports of goods (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Base year: 2010
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Employment (Persons)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Population (Persons)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: General government revenue (National currency)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: General government revenue (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government revenue (National currency).


Belgium: General government total expenditure (National currency)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: General government total expenditure (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government total expenditure (National currency).


Belgium: General government net lending/borrowing (National currency)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: General government net lending/borrowing (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government net lending/borrowing (National currency).


Belgium: General government structural balance (National currency)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: General government structural balance (Percent of potential GDP)
See notes for:
General government structural balance (National currency).


Belgium: General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: General government primary net lending/borrowing (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency).


Belgium: General government net debt (National currency)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: General government net debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government net debt (National currency).


Belgium: General government gross debt (National currency)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: General government gross debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government gross debt (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product corresponding to fiscal year, current prices (National currency)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2019-22 Stability Programme and other available information on the authorities' fiscal plans, with adjustments for IMF staff assumptions.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: European System of Accounts (ESA) 2010
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other;
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Currency and Deposits; Securities Other than Shares; Loans
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Belgium: Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).


 
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