Belgium Business Confidence  1980-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Belgian business morale went up to 1.6 in November of 2017 from 0.5 in October, well above market expectations of 0.8. It is the highest reading since April of 2011 as confidence increased among business-related service providers (12.4 from 7.7 in October), manufacturers (-0.2 from -0.4) and constructors (-0.4 from -1.7). Meanwhile, confidence continued to fall among traders (-2.4 from -1.5). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.34 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
2017-09-22 01:00 PM Business Confidence -3.5 -2.1 -1.8 -2
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 1.6 -2.36


Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.60 0.50 9.20 -31.80 [+]
Industrial Production 4.40 4.10 19.80 -18.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 2.60 6.50 -8.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 4.90 3.30 24.20 -20.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.20 81.90 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 987.00 376.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 43500.00 40895.00 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 -4.70 48.90 62.70 -43.00 percent [+]
Steel Production 650.00 670.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories -348.00 1165.00 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 6695.00 6706.00 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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 0.50 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2017 Monthly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 8.00 Oct/17
Brazil 56.50 Nov/17
Canada 63.80 Oct/17
China 51.60 Oct/17
Euro Area 1.44 Oct/17
France 112.00 Nov/17
Germany 116.70 Oct/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 112.39 Sep/17
Italy 111.00 Oct/17
Japan 22.00 Sep/17
Mexico 49.44 Oct/17
Netherlands 8.20 Oct/17
Russia -3.00 Oct/17
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Spain 2.50 Oct/17
Switzerland 109.10 Oct/17
Turkey 109.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom -11.00 Dec/17
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