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

Belgian business morale fell to -3.5 in September 2017 from -2.1 in August. It is the lowest value since March of 2016 and much worse than market expectations of -1.8, as confidence fell among manufacturers (-6.4 from -4.9 in August) and business-related service providers (7.0 from 10.7). Meanwhile, the business climate has slightly improved among constructors (-3.3 from -3.7) and traders (0.9 from 0.4). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.37 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
2017-07-25 01:00 PM Business Confidence -1.5 -2 -1.9 -2
2017-08-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence -2.1 -1.5 -1.7 -1.8
2017-09-22 01:00 PM Business Confidence -3.5 -2.1 -1.8 -2
2017-10-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence -3.5 -2.23
2017-11-23 02:00 PM Business Confidence -2.40
2017-12-20 02:00 PM Business Confidence -2.36


Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -3.50 -2.10 9.20 -31.80 [+]
Industrial Production 3.00 2.70 19.80 -18.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.70 1.80 6.50 -8.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.80 1.00 24.20 -20.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.90 81.80 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
New Orders 115.76 114.02 157.04 66.93 Index Points [+]
Bankruptcies 376.00 508.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 40895.00 35517.00 64963.00 13593.00 Cars [+]
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 42.00 38.00 42.00 20.00 [+]
Electricity Production 7197.00 7421.00 8558.00 4047.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Steel Production 670.00 670.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 47.70 9.60 62.70 -43.00 percent [+]


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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.50 -2.10 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2017 Monthly




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