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To promote transparency and provide information, the Federal Planning Bureau regularly publishes the methods and results of its works. The publications are organised in different series, such as Outlooks, Working Papers and Planning Papers. Some reports can be consulted here, along with the Short Term Update newsletters that were published until 2015. You can search our publications by theme, publication type, author and year.
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2024 (Sept.) (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - FOR_HermReg_2023_12857 (fr), (nl),
This report presents the results of the June version of the "Economic Outlook 2023-2028". It describes the international context and the outlook for Belgian economic growth, inflation, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, the labour market and public finances. The Outlook is based on information available on 6 June 2023.
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2023-2028 (June) (fr), (fr), (nl), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2023-2028 (Feb.) (fr), (nl),
Articles - Focus 52 (fr), (nl),
Fact Sheets - Fact Sheet 008 (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - FORHERMREG_2022 (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2022-2027 (June) (fr), (fr), (mix), (mix), (mix), (nl), (nl),
Working Papers - Working Paper 03-22 (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2022-2027 (Feb.) (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - OPHERMREG_2021 (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2021-2026 (June.) (fr), (nl),
The National Recovery and Resilience Plan details the use of the €5.925 billion allocated under the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The major part (88%) of the Belgian plan is directly intended to increase the capital stock of the Belgian economy through public investment and aid to private investment. In the short term, at the peak of the plan's stimulus effect, economic activity would be 0.2% higher than in the non-plan scenario. Although the stimulus is temporary, it has long-term effects due to the increase in the public capital stock and the support for R&D activities that improve the profitability of the capital stock of firms and encourage its accumulation. By 2040, GDP is still projected to be 0.1% above non-plan growth path. This estimate does not take into account the reform component of the plan, nor the broader recovery, investment and reform plans announced by the Regions and the federal government, nor the effect of foreign plans on the Belgian economy.
Reports - REP 12401 (en), (fr), (nl),
Reports - REP_12361 (fr), (nl),
The "first recruitments"measure aims to promote employment while supporting small businesses and start-ups. The analysis shows that the measure has a positive but modest impact on the probability of survival of young businesses. Furthermore, the reinforcement in 2016 does not appear to have generated any additional benefit. On the one hand, these results imply that the strengthening of the measure does not address a genuine need on the part of the recipients. On the other hand, the reinforcement may have encouraged more employers to undertake a risky business activity.
Working Papers - Working Paper 02-21 (fr),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2021-2026 (Feb.) (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2020-2025 / Sept. 2020 (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - FOR_SHORTTERM2021_12218 (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - OPHERMREG12182 (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2020-2025 (fr), (nl),
Articles - Focus 36
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2020-2025 - 2 (March) (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2020-2025 (March) (fr), (nl),
Forecasts & Outlook - Economic outlook 2020 (Feb.) (fr), (nl),
This paper presents an estimation of employment sustained directly and indirectly by exports based on an export-heterogeneous input-output table. In this table, manufacturing industries are disaggregated according to the exporter status of firms in order to account for within-industry differences in input structures. According to our results, export-sustained employment in Belgium amounted to 1.32 million jobs in 2010, which corresponds to 29.5 % of total employment.
Working Papers - Working Paper 11-19 (fr),