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.
This section aims to provide a general overview of the macroeconomic stance of Belgium, its three neighbouring countries and the euro area as a whole. For some indicators, their American and Japanese counterparts are added to provide a global perspective.
This section provides an overview of forecasts of different institutions for Belgium and the euro area.
The Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP) is based on Article 121.6 of the Treaty that deals with the coordination of EU Member States economic policies (23/11/2011).
In June 2010, the European Council decided on a new strategy for structural reform, called "Europe 2020: A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth". This strategy sets objectives in five areas for the EU as a whole to be achieved by 2020. In addition, the national reform programmes define national targets for each of the areas.
As part of its collaboration with the Federal Public Service Transport and Mobility, the Federal Planning Bureau develops and maintains a Transport database. In this section, the evolution of the indicators for Belgium from 2000 to 2013 are compared to the European aggregates. The indicators presented cover a wide range of subjects, with varying scope.