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Housing
The observed annual inflation rate for house prices amounts to 3.6 % in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 2.5 % in the previous quarter. [1] The average inflation...
Population
In 2018, 36,200 people acquired Belgian nationality. The predominant countries of origin of people who acquired Belgian nationality in 2018 are Morocco (13% of the total), Romania (6%), Poland (4%),...
Agriculture & fishery
71,922 bovine animals were slaughtered in April 2019. The number of slaughtered pigs was 882,923 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 26,594,540 units. In 2018 , 26.51...
Agriculture & fishery
51.1 million litres of pasteurised and UHT milk were produced in February 2019. The major part of it (29.8 million litres, or 58 %) was semi-skimmed milk. Whole milk accounted...
Economic indicators
The volume of sales in retail trade, excluding fuels, has increased by 2.8 % in April 2019 compared to the same month last year. In the same period, the sharpest...
Enterprises
In May 2019, 964 businesses in Belgium went bankrupt. The bankruptcies resulted in a loss of 1,664 jobs: 836 full-time employees, 418 part-time employees and 410 salaried employers lost their...
Population
23rd June: International Widows’ Day Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes for the first time a statistic on widowhood. In 2017, 40,221 persons lost their spouse and were widowed. This...
Enterprises
Value of industrial production in euros according to the main activity of the unit 2019 (January-March). Deliveries in value and in quantity according to the NACE, the CPA and the...
Population
In 2018, 166,894 persons have immigrated to Belgium via administrative channels, while 116,714 persons have emigrated. Net migration (= the difference between international immigrations and emigrations) amounted to 50,180 persons...
Population
According to official figures from Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, the legally resident population of Belgium was 11,431,406 on 1st January 2019, 51 % of which were women (or 5,803,178...