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Housing
Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today the figures on building permits until May 2020. Annual evolution The number of permits issued for new residential buildings in the first 5...
Economic indicators
In June 2020, the lockdown easing measures had a positive impact on the seasonally adjusted industrial turnover index which registers a 3.9 % increase compared to May 2020. The calendar...
Consumer prices
Consumer price index of August 2020 Inflation increases from 0.73 % to 0.82 % in August. The consumer price index this month increases by 0.07 point or 0.06 %. Inflation...
Enterprises
The lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 had a significant impact on the the number of overnight stays spent in tourist accommodations in May 2020: since March 18, 2020, all...
Consumer prices
Belgium's inflation rate based on the European harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) was running at 1.7 % in July compared to 0.2 % in June. Core inflation (inflation without...
Economic indicators
The seasonally adjusted production index in the construction sector in June reflected an increase of 2.2 % compared to May 2020. However, the calendar adjusted index still reflected a decrease...
Economic indicators
In July 2020, 484 enterprises were declared bankrupt in Belgium. The bankruptcies registered in July resulted in 1,061 job losses: 568 full-time jobs, 311 part-time jobs and 182 salaried employers....
DataLab
Slight employment recovery As Belgian statistical office, Statbel wants to map the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the labour market by providing fast, indicative figures. Based on the provisional...
Agriculture & fishery
65,300 bovine animals were slaughtered in July 2020. The number of slaughtered pigs was 941,986 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 25,379,072 units. The results for July...
Economic indicators
In June 2020, the seasonally adjusted production index reflected a decrease of 1.4% compared to May 2020. The calendar adjusted production index reflected a decrease of 10.4% compared to June...