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Housing
The total surface area of Belgium amounts to 30,689 km² in 2019. The Flemish Region is 13,626 km², the Walloon Region 16,901 km² and the Brussels-Capital Region 162 km². The...
Economic indicators
In September 2019 , the seasonally adjusted production index reflected a decrease of 1.8% compared to August 2019. The calendar adjusted production index reflected an increase of 6.0% compared to...
Agriculture & fishery
72,479 bovine animals were slaughtered in September 2019 . The number of slaughtered pigs was 882,621 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 23,483,145 units. In 2018 ,...
Agriculture & fishery
53.9 million litres of milk were produced in July 2019 . The major part of it (31.4 million litres, or 58 %) was semi-skimmed milk. Whole milk accounted for 35...
Enterprises
In October 2019 , 930 businesses in Belgium went bankrupt. The bankruptcies resulted in a loss of 2,004 jobs: 1,040 full-time employees, 562 part-time employees and 402 salaried employers lost...
Economic indicators
The volume of sales in retail trade, excluding fuels, has remained stable in September 2019 compared to the same month last year. In the same period, the sharpest increase was...
Economic indicators
In September 2019 , the seasonally adjusted production index in the construction sector reflected an increase of 0.2% compared to August 2019. The calendar adjusted production index reflected a decrease...
Population
14th November is World Diabetes Day . In the past 20 years, the number of deaths due to diabetes mellitus has decreased in Belgium, according to the figures of Statbel,...
Consumer prices
Belgium's inflation rate based on the European harmonised index of consumer prices was running at 0.2% in October compared to 0.6% in September. Core inflation (inflation without energy and unprocessed...
Agriculture & fishery
In 2018, a Belgian farmer had to pay on average 305 €/ha per year for the rental of croplands and 269 €/ha for grasslands. In 20 years, the agricultural land...