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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 : Net international investment position

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Net international investment position

in % of GDP


Source: Eurostat, Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure.


Description: international investment position (IIP) statistics record the financial assets and liabilities position of a country vis-à-vis the rest of the world. They are an important measure of the net position of an economy domestic sectors vis-à-vis the rest of the world. The net international investment position (NIIP) is calculated as IIP assets minus liabilities. It allows for a stock-flow analysis of external positions. The indicator is based on the IMF sixth Balance of Payments Manual (BPM6). The indicator in the Alert Mechanism Scoreboard is the NIIP in % of the GDP. The threshold is -35%.

Unit: % of GDP

Source: Eurostat, Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure.

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