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The FPB not only publishes the results of its research, but also a set of databases. These databases can contain either historical data or forecasts.




This database contains the main variables which provide a better understanding of the evolution in labour productivity in Belgium. It constitutes the Belgian part of the European EUKLEMS project and includes the entire economy, divided into 34 industries and several aggregates over the period 1995-2015.

A better understanding of productivity evolution requires a specially adapted statistical tool that allows an industry-based analysis of the fundamental trends of the economy. Therefore, the Federal Planning Bureau worked, in 2007, with other European institutions on a project, financed by the European Union’s sixth framework programme for research, to develop the EUKLEMS database.

The last release of the database was published in September 2017. The data cover 34 industries and several aggregates according to the ISIC Rev. 4 (NACE Rev. 2) industry classification over the period 1995-2015, for the European countries and the United States. The available variables concern production, value added, intermediary consumption, labour and capital compensations, employment with various categories (gender, age, level of educational attainment), capital with a distinction between capital linked to information and communication technologies (ICT) or not. The growth contributions of both the different production factors and total factor productivity are also available. The basis data are consistent with the National Accounts (October 2016 for Belgian data).

Data for available countries can be downloaded from the EUKLEMS website ( All files are Excel files.

All series derived from the Belgian part of the database must be referred to as: "Federal Planning Bureau, EU KLEMS Database, September 2017”.

Compared to the previous update, some remarks for the users of this database:

  • Capital services are calculated based on official data of capital stocks and depreciation.
  • Data on employment, labour volume and the wage costs are based on a recent update of the database: “Qualitative employment data for Belgium:1999-2015” (

The user interested in the exact sources of the variables can consult the PDF file “EU KLEMS: Sources of the September 2017 Release”.


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