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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.

  Current account

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Current account

  In billion euro0,83,8-2,12,3-6,2-0,8--1,2-0,5-0,9--08/22
  In percent of GDP0,20,8-0,41,9-4,5-0,6--0,9-0,3-0,6--09/22
In percent of GDP 
  Euro area2,31,92,52,91,40,0-0,63,02,51,70,909/22
(^) 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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