Belgium business confidence decreased to -1.1 in October of 2018 from 1.2 in the previous month and against market expectations of 0.6. Confidence worsened among manufacturers (-4 from -1.1 in September) and service providers (7.3 from 12.5). On the other hand, confidence improved among constructors (5.8 from 3.6) and traders (-9 from -10). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.15 Index Points from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9.20 Index Points in March of 2000 and a record low of -31.80 Index Points in March of 2009.

Business Confidence in Belgium is expected to be 0.20 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Belgium to stand at -3.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Business Confidence is projected to trend around -6.50 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-25 01:00 PM Business Confidence -1.3 0.6 0.4 0.7
2018-08-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence -0.3 -1.3 -0.5 0.3
2018-09-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence 1.2 -0.3 -0.8 0.5
2018-10-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence -1.1 1.2 0.6 -0.2
2018-11-23 02:00 PM Business Confidence -1.1 -1.8 0.2
2018-12-19 02:00 PM Business Confidence -1.25


Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -1.10 1.20 9.20 -31.80 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.90 3.50 21.90 -19.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 3.00 1.60 11.90 -9.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.40 6.40 25.40 -21.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 80.00 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 897.00 477.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 36894.00 27145.00 64963.00 13593.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16275.93 15930.63 16275.93 4020.54 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 4372220.00 4315399.00 5060890.00 1986541.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 0.50 5.40 62.40 -43.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 715.00 740.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 1981.00 1241.00 2307.00 -1238.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 76.61 76.57 76.61 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 21.00 19.00 24.00 15.00 [+]
Corporate Profits 24520.00 36858.00 40119.00 11553.00 EUR Million [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 77.00 77.00 52.50 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 15.00 29.00 15.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 45.00 52.00 52.00 20.00 [+]
Electricity Production 4526.00 5259.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 1.20 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




Country Last
Australia 4.00 Oct/18
Brazil 53.70 Oct/18
Canada 61.80 Oct/18
China 50.20 Oct/18
Euro Area 1.01 Oct/18
France 105.00 Nov/18
Germany 102.80 Oct/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 108.05 Sep/18
Italy 104.90 Oct/18
Japan 19.00 Sep/18
Mexico 50.70 Oct/18
Netherlands 5.90 Oct/18
Russia -5.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -1.00 Sep/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 71.00 Oct/18
Spain -2.50 Oct/18
Switzerland 100.10 Oct/18
Turkey 87.60 Oct/18
United Kingdom -16.00 Dec/18
United States 57.70 Oct/18


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