In the fourth quarter, GDP increased 0.3% over the previous quarter in seasonally and calendar adjusted terms, according to a preliminary flash estimate released by the National Bank on 16 February. The quarterly expansion was a notch below the 0.4% increase tallied in the third quarter. Detailed and more complete data will be published on 9 March. On an annual basis, GDP expanded 1.8% in the final quarter of 2010, slower than the 2.0% expansion observed in the previous three-month period, and virtually in line with the previous month's Consensus Forecast. The increase marked the fourth consecutive annual expansion after uninterrupted contractions since the fourth quarter of 2008. In the full year 2010, the economy expanded 2.0%, which contrasted the 2.7% contraction observed in 2009. The Central Bank expects economic activity to grow 1.8% this year.
Economic growth loses momentum in final quarter of 2010
February 16, 2011
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Belgium Economic News
October 21, 2016
The business confidence index produced by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) rose from minus 2.2 points in September to minus 1.8 points in October.
Belgium: Business confidence recovers timidly but consumer confidence deteriorates further in September
September 23, 2016
The business confidence index produced by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) rose from minus 3.1 points in August to minus 2.2 points in September.
September 23, 2016
In July, industrial production increased a seasonally-adjusted 1.9% over the previous month, which was above the 1.2% registered in June and represented a 6-months high.
August 31, 2016
In the second quarter of 2016, GDP increased a seasonally-adjusted 0.5% over the previous quarter, according to comprehensive data released by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) on 31 August.
August 25, 2016
In June, industrial production increased a seasonally-adjusted 2.0% over the previous month, which contrasted the 0.4% contraction in May.