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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.

 Indicators : Current account

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Current account

  In billion euro5,12,2---3,2-5,4-7,4---0,8-3,0-5,6--01/23
  In percent of GDP1,10,4---2,4-3,9-5,5---0,5-2,1-4,1--03/23
In percent of GDP 
  Euro area1,62,3-0,7-0,1-1,5-2,21,11,70,6-0,7-0,703/23
(^) Period average


Description: The balance of payments is the statistical statement that systematically summarises, for a specific time period, the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world. The balance of payments is broken down into three broad sub-balances: the current account, the capital account, and the financial account. The current account is the major driver of net lending/net borrowing of an economy; it provides important information about the economic relations of a country with the rest of the world. It covers all transactions (other than those in financial items) that involve economic values and occur between resident and non-resident units. The indicator is based on the IMF's sixth Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6). Because current account data exhibit a strong seasonal pattern, quarterly data are shown as four-quarter moving averages.

Unit: current prices, not seasonally adjusted

Source: National Bank of Belgium (NBB) and National Accounts Institute (INR/ICN) (Belgium), Eurostat (Germany, France, Netherlands) European Central Bank (ECB, euro area

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