At the request of the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport, the Federal Planning Bureau has developed transport satellite accounts for Belgium. Separate satellite accounts are constructed for:
local public transport;
Satellite accounts extend the analytical capacity of the national accounts for economic activities that are only partially described in this general framework. This allows enlargement and therefore improvement of the capabilities of the central system in terms of economic analysis and policy assessment.
The transport sector is particularly suitable for the construction of satellite accounts. From the production perspective of the national accounts, this activity is only represented explicitly by transport services offered to a third party in a market transaction by firms that are identified as belonging to the transport branch. The national accounts do not explicitly include transport for own account, which is assumed to be relatively important. Similarly, from the expenditure perspective of the national accounts, the intermediary consumption related to transport for own account is not taken into account explicitly.
The methodology used for the transport satellite account for Belgium follows, to a large extent, the methodology developed and applied in France (see website).
The transport satellite accounts are drawn up at the national level (Belgium) for the years 1995 and 2000. The construction of accounts follows the same frequency as that of the input-output tables.
The valorization of the transport satellite accounts is realized in collaboration with the Federal Service Mobility and Transport (www.mobilit.fgov.be).