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Economic indicators
In October 2020, the seasonally adjusted production index in the construction sector reflected a decrease of 0.1% compared to September 2020. 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 0.2 % in November compared to 0.4 % in October. Core inflation (inflation without...
Agriculture & fishery
The first estimates of farmers’ incomes for the year 2020 made by Statbel [1], the Belgian statistical office, have been submitted to the European Commission (Eurostat). The agricultural production value...
Work & training
The ILO unemployment rate has sharply increased in the third quarter of 2020, from 4.9 % to 6.5 %. This is what emerged from the new results of Statbel, the...
Agriculture & fishery
In September, 1,137 tonnes of fish were landed by Belgian vessels and sold in Belgian ports. Plaice and sole still rank first with a share of 21 % and 18...
Population
In September 2020, 1,898 persons obtained the Belgian nationality. The main countries of origin of people who acquired Belgian nationality in September are Morocco, Afghanistan, Syria, Romania and Cameroon. These...
Work & training
Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today the number of job vacancies in Belgian enterprises. The figures in this press release reflect the situation in the 3rd quarter 2020 and...
Economic indicators
In October 2020, the seasonally adjusted production index reflected an increase of 6.9% compared to September 2020. The calendar adjusted production index reflected an increase of 5.4% compared to October...
Economic indicators
In the third quarter of 2020, the total hourly labour cost increases by 1.4 % on an annual basis. The sharpest increase of the labour cost is noted in the...
Population
In October 2020, there were 9,645 births in Belgium: 5,376 in Flanders, 2,981 in Wallonia and 1,288 in the Brussels-Capital Region. Over the first nine months of the year, 96.763...