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.
Gross domestic product
Growth rates in %
Description: Gross domestic product (GDP) measures the total final market value of all goods and services produced within a country's borders during a given period. GDP is the most frequently used indicator of economic activity and is most often measured in volume terms on an annual or quarterly basis to gauge the growth of a country's economy between one period and another. GDP is also a measure of total consumer, investment and government spending plus the value of exports minus imports.
Unit: Volume measures, seasonally and working day adjusted growth rates in %
Sources: National Accounts Institute (INR/ICN, Belgium), Federal Statistical Office (Destatis, Germany), National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE, France), Statistics Netherlands (CBS, Netherlands), Eurostat (euro area), Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA, United States), Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI, Japan)