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.
Economic sentiment indicator
Indices, long-term average = 100
Description: The Economic Sentiment Indicator is a composite indicator made up of the components of the confidence indicators for five sectors. By summarising developments in all surveyed sectors, it aims to track overall economic activity. Fixed weights are allocated to the different sectors to compute for the computation of the composite indicator: (1) manufacturing industry: 40%, (2) services: 30%, (3) consumers: 20%, (4) construction: 5%, (5) retail trade: 5%.
Unit: Seasonally adjusted indices, long-term average = 100
Source: European Commission