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Agriculture & fishery
Animal slaughters : provisional figures for September 67,624 bovine animals were slaughtered in September 2022. The number of slaughtered pigs was 883,479 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted...
About Statbel
As the Belgian statistical office, Statbel wants to meet the information needs not only of the public authorities, but also of citizens, enterprises, researchers and journalists, by providing them with...
Agriculture & fishery
48.9 million litres of drinking milk were produced in June 2022. The major part of it (28 million litres, or 56.3%) was semi-skimmed milk. Whole milk represented 33.4% of total...
Enterprises
During the week from 10 to 16 October included (week 41), the business courts pronounced 192 bankruptcies, resulting in a total of 427 job losses. So the figures for week...
Population
Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today the figures on marriages, divorces and legal cohabitation. In 2021, figures on partnership recovered somewhat, whether in terms of a concluded commitment or...
Population
In 2021, 41,885 people lost their spouses, becoming widows or widowers: 69.1% women and 30.9% men. The number of people who have become a widow(er) decreased by 7.3% compared to...
Population
In 2021, 40,836 marriages were performed in Belgium, a notable increase of 25% compared to 2020. That year, only 32,779 couples got married as a result of the Covid-19 crisis...
Population
22,156 marriages were dissolved in 2021; this is a slight increase of 4% compared to Covid year 2020. The number of divorces does remain lower than in 2019 (22,435) and...
Population
In 2021, 37,768 couples entered into legal cohabitation. This is a slight increase of 4% compared to 2020, but it is still far below the 2019 level (40,801 declarations). There...
Enterprises
The number of overnight stays in Belgian tourist accommodations was 6,247,476 in July 2022. On a national level, most overnight stays were in hotels (33%) and holiday homes and apartments...