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.
Averages of daily data
Description: The bilateral exchange rates report the amount of foreign currency that has to be paid to obtain one euro. The nominal effective exchange rates (NEER) are the "broad indices" calculated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). They are calculated as geometric weighted averages of bilateral exchange rates. The weighting pattern is time-varying and is based on trade flows. Note that the effective exchange rate of countries using the same currency (euro area countries for example) can be different due to divergent trade patterns.
Unit: bilateral exchange rates: averages of daily data, NEER: monthly indices
Source: European Central Bank (ECB, bilateral exchange rates), Bank for international Settlements (BIS, nominal effective exchange rates)