Om de huidige toestand van de Belgische economie te evalueren, actualiseert het FPB regelmatig een reeks indicatoren. Die indicatoren betreffen de macro-economische situatie van de economieën van België, zijn drie buurlanden en de eurozone, alsook de transportsector.
National business cycle indicators
Description: Business confidence is widely used to refer to the results of surveys conducted in various industries of the economy. However, the scope of business confidence indicators can be different. While the EC, INSEE (France) and CBS (Netherlands) publish indicators that are calculated on the basis of the manufacturing industry survey, the indicators calculated by the NBB (Belgium) and IFO (Germany) are based on the results of surveys in the manufacturing industry, construction, services and retail trade.
Unit: Difference between optimistic and pessimistic answers in percent of total answers (European Commission, NBB, IFO, CBS), index with a long-term average of 100 (INSEE), seasonally adjusted series
Source: European Commission, NBB (Belgium), IFO (Germany), INSEE (France), CBS (Netherlands)