Fiscal Balance in Belgium

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Belgium - Fiscal Balance

A preliminary estimate revealed economic activity slipped to a near two-year low in the second quarter. Although a detailed breakdown is not yet available, government expenditure is expected to have slowed amid protracted difficulties to form a national government, while deteriorating business sentiment points to stunted capital investment. On a brighter note, average retail sales growth for Q2 was above that of Q1, which, coupled with sustained labor market tightening and easing inflation, suggests that household spending held up. In the political arena, coalition talks at the national level are expected to begin once negotiations at the regional level have concluded. So far, Brussels and the country’s German-speaking region have formed governments, while negotiations in Wallonia and Flanders are likely to take more time. Economic policy should remain stable until the next government is in place.

Belgium - Fiscal Balance Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Fiscal Balance (% of GDP)-3.1  -3.1  -2.4  -2.4  -0.8  

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Belgium Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield-0.330.15 %Sep 04
Exchange Rate1.100.65 %Sep 04
Stock Market3,589-0.23 %Sep 04

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