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The number of overnight stays spent in tourist accommodations in February 2019 amounted to 2.19 million. 59% of them took place in a hotel. 1,276,641 overnight stays were registered in...
Economic indicators
In March 2019 , the seasonally adjusted production index reflected a decrease of 2.5% compared to February 2019. The calendar adjusted production index reflected an increase of 0.8% compared to...
Enterprises
The number of overnight stays spent in tourist accommodations in January 2019 amounted to 1.82 million. 66% of them took place in a hotel. 1,008,655 overnight stays were registered in...
Enterprises
In April 2019 , 934 businesses in Belgium went bankrupt. The bankruptcies resulted in a loss of 1,548 jobs: 682 full-time employees, 530 part-time employees and 336 salaried employers lost...
Agriculture & fishery
68,040 bovine animals were slaughtered in March 2019. The number of slaughtered pigs was 884,888 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 24,411,449 units. In 2018 , 26.51...
Economic indicators
The volume of sales in retail trade, excluding fuels, has decreased by 2.43% in March 2019 compared to the same month last year. In the same period, the sharpest increase...
Agriculture & fishery
In January, the quantity of fish landed by Belgian vessels and sold in Belgian ports amounted to 1,466 tonnes. With 486 tonnes, plaice accounts for a third of the quantity...
Economic indicators
In March 2019, the seasonally adjusted production index in the construction sector reflected a decrease of 1.8% compared to February 2019. The calendar adjusted production index reflected a decrease of...
Consumer prices
Belgium's inflation rate based on the European harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) was running at 2.0 % in April compared to 2.2 % in March. Core inflation (inflation without...
Agriculture & fishery
While the last months have been difficult for the pig farming sector, the situation has finally improved with an increase of the pig price index exceeding for the first time...