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Indicators

To evaluate the current state of the Belgian economy, the FPB regularly updates a series of indicators. The indicators concern the macro-economic stance of the economies of Belgium, its three neighbouring countries and the euro area, as well as the transport industry.

  People severely materially deprived

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People severely materially deprived

in thousands

 20122013201420152016201720182019
Belgium687,0561,0650,0640,0615,0583,0561,0491,0
Netherlands387,0416,0526,0429,0435,0437,0403,0424,0
France3.256,03.063,02.985,02.829,02.775,02.593,02.994,02.891,0
Germany3.937,04.281,03.974,03.555,03.015,02.783,02.535,02.125,0
Austria335,0355,0336,0302,0257,0323,0243,0223,0
EA1925.771,024.894,024.403,023.090,022.142,019.717,018.248,016.503,0
EU2744.621,042.861,039.789,036.460,034.450,030.436,026.709,023.790,0

Source: Eurostat, Europe2020.

 

Description: the collection "material deprivation" covers indicators relating to economic strain, durables, housing and environment of the dwelling. Severely materially deprived persons have living conditions severely constrained by a lack of resources, they experience at least 4 out of 9 following deprivations items: cannot afford

  • to pay rent or utility bills,
  • keep home adequately warm,
  • face unexpected expenses,
  • eat meat, fish or a protein equivalent every second day,
  • a week holiday away from home,
  • a car,
  • a washing machine,
  • a colour TV, or
  • a telephone.

Source: Eurostat, Europe2020.

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