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Enterprises
In June 2018, 852 businesses in Belgium went bankrupt. The bankruptcies resulted in a loss of 1,533 jobs: 826 full-time employees, 412 part-time employees and 295 salaried employers lost their...
Agriculture & fishery
75,966 bovine animals were slaughtered in May 2018 . The number of slaughtered pigs was 919,850 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 26,240,148 units. In 2017 ,...
Economic indicators
The volume of sales in retail trade, excluding fuels, has decreased by 0.9 % in May 2018 compared to the same month last year. In the same period, the sharpest...
Work & training
European Adult Education Survey 2016 Statbel conducted a survey on adults’ participation in education and training in 2016 and 2017. It is the third wave of the European Adult Education...
Agriculture & fishery
Organic farming continues to grow in Belgium. There were 8.8% more new farms with organic production and certified areas for organic farming or areas in conversion exceeded 80,000 hectares in...
Consumer prices
Belgium's inflation rate based on the European harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) was running at 2.6% in June compared to 2.3% in May. Core inflation (inflationwithout energy and unprocessed...
Population
Never thought we should share it again... Belgium found space last time, so this time too? Belgium vs England 11,376,070 population 55,268,067 5,778,164 female 27,967,147 5,597,906 male 27,300,920 372.6 inhabitants/km²...
Economic indicators
In May 2018, the seasonally adjusted production index in the construction sector reflected an increase of 1.5% compared to April 2018. The calendar adjusted production index reflected an increase of...
Economic indicators
The index of gross wages and salaries in industry amounted to 99.81 in the first quarter of 2018. This represents an increase of 3.8% compared to the first quarter of...
Economic indicators
The index by working day of the number of hours worked in industry amounted to 106.74 in the first quarter of 2018. This represents an increase of 1.4% compared to...