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Mobility
The Belgian ports clearly felt the impact of the Covid-19 crisis in 2020. The total amount of unloaded goods decreased by almost 10 million tonnes compared to 2019; however, the...
Population
Statbel has updated its provisional mortality figures until 30 May 2021*. We have been able to refine our publication on mortality per day in Belgium and we publish now data...
Mobility
In 2020, inland waterway vessels have transported just over 156 million tonnes of goods on Belgian inland waterways. That is about half a million tonnes more than in 2019. In...
Economic indicators
In the first quarter of 2021, the total hourly labour cost increases by 0.9% on an annual basis. The labour cost increased the most (1.9%) in the NACE section Q...
Population
Statbel publishes today the provisional monthly results of the statistics on births. The first provisional figures show that in April 2021, 9,655 babies were born in Belgium: 5,450 in Flanders...
Population
In March 2021, 3,155 persons obtained the Belgian nationality. The main countries of origin of people who acquired Belgian nationality in March are Morocco, Syria, Afghanistan, Romania and Iraq. These...
Economic indicators
In April 2021, the seasonally adjusted production index reflected an increase of 7.4% compared to March 2021. The calendar adjusted production index reflected an increase of 3.6% compared to April...
Work & training
Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today the number of job vacancies in Belgian enterprises. The figures in this press release reflect the situation in the 1st quarter 2021 and...
Enterprises
During the week from 31 May to 6 June included (week 22), the business courts pronounced 90 bankruptcies, resulting in a total of 147 job losses. The figures for week...
Agriculture & fishery
In April, the overall agricultural price index decreased by 3.6%compared to the previous month. The decline is mainly noticeable in horticultural products: -12.7%. The decrease in prices for inedible products...