Industry in Belgium
Belgium - Industry
Industrial production expands notably in February
In February, industrial production expanded 0.8% over the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms. The reading came in above the revised flat reading recorded in January (previously reported: -0.6% month-on-month). February's result primarily reflected a strong expansion in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply as well as in manufacturing output.
Compared to the same month last year, industrial output surged 10.4% in February, which came in above the 4.8% expansion observed in January and marked the fastest pace since May 2011. As a result of the strong annual expansion, annual average growth in industrial output rose from 1.0% in January to 2.5% in February, which marked the highest level since February 2012.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect that industrial output will expand 2.7% in 2014, which is unchanged from last month's forecast. For 2015, the panel sees industrial production slowing down to a 2.6% increase.
Belgium - Industry Data
|Industrial Production (annual variation in %)||-1.2||4.6||2.9||1.7||4.8|
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Source: Statistics Belgium and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.10||0.15 %||Dec 31|
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