Belgium Business Confidence  1980-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Belgian business morale declined to 0.1 in December of 2017 from 1.6 in November which was the highest reading since April of 2011. It was also below market expectations of 2.1. Confidence went down among business-related service providers (11.4 from 12.4 in November); constructors (-0.8 from -0.4); manufacturers (-1.8 from -0.2) and traders (-6.2 from -2.4). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.32 from 1980 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9.20 in March of 2000 and a record low of -31.80 in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence 0.5 -3.5 -3.0 -2.2
2017-11-23 02:00 PM Business Confidence 1.6 0.5 0.8 1
2017-12-20 02:00 PM Business Confidence 0.1 1.6 2.1 1.8
2018-01-25 02:00 PM Business Confidence 0.1 0.5 -0.4
2018-02-22 02:00 PM Business Confidence 0.13
2018-03-22 02:00 PM Business Confidence -0.43


Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.10 1.60 9.20 -31.80 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 9.50 2.50 19.80 -18.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.50 -2.00 6.60 -8.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 8.50 1.70 24.20 -20.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.20 81.90 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 881.00 1153.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 28072.00 39645.00 64963.00 13593.00 Cars [+]
Internet Speed 16275.93 15930.63 16275.93 4020.54 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 4372220.00 4315399.00 5060890.00 1986541.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 23.80 -14.00 62.70 -43.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 615.00 635.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 1197.00 -348.00 2309.00 -1334.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.23 5.25 5.25 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 20.00 17.00 24.00 15.00 [+]
Corporate Profits 24520.00 36858.00 40119.00 11553.00 EUR Million [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 77.00 77.00 52.50 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 15.00 15.00 29.00 15.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 52.00 42.00 52.00 20.00 [+]
Electricity Production 7000.00 6695.00 8558.00 4047.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


Belgium Business Confidence

In Belgium, the business confidence survey measures the level of optimism that people who run companies have about the current economic situation and how they feel about their organizations’ prospects in the next three months. Every month, a panel of around 6000 business leaders is contacted. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 1.60 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2017 Index Points Monthly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.00 Nov/17
Brazil 59.00 Jan/18
Canada 60.40 Dec/17
China 51.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 1.66 Dec/17
France 112.00 Dec/17
Germany 117.20 Dec/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 112.39 Sep/17
Italy 110.50 Dec/17
Japan 25.00 Dec/17
Mexico 49.60 Dec/17
Netherlands 8.90 Dec/17
Russia -5.00 Dec/17
South Korea 81.00 Dec/17
Spain 2.60 Dec/17
Switzerland 111.30 Dec/17
Turkey 103.30 Dec/17
United Kingdom -11.00 Dec/17
United States 59.70 Dec/17


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