Industrial production in Belgium fell 3.9 percent year-on-year in September of 2018, after a 1.9 percent increase in the previous month. It is the steepest decline in industrial activity since December, as output shrank mostly for electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply (-21.8 percent vs -22.6 percent in August) and water collection, treatment & supply (-4.6 percent vs -3.3 percent). Also, manufacturing activity decreased (-2.3 percent vs 4.6 percent), amid lower production of vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (-11.7 percent vs -3.6 percent); food & beverages (-4.1 percent vs 2.1 percent) and other chemical products (-4.1 percent vs 12.1 percent). Meantime, production grew at the same pace for mining & quarrying (1.4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial production slumped 4.5 percent, following a 3 percent rise in the previous month. Industrial Production in Belgium averaged 2.57 percent from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 21.90 percent in January of 2001 and a record low of -19.90 percent in April of 2009.

Industrial Production in Belgium is expected to be 3.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Belgium to stand at -0.35 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-29 08:30 AM Industrial Production YoY -2.3% -0.3% 4%
2018-09-25 09:30 AM Industrial Production YoY 3.3% -1.5% -3.5%
2018-10-25 09:30 AM Industrial Production YoY 1.9% 3.5% -4.1%
2018-11-23 09:00 AM Industrial Production YoY -3.9% 1.9% -2.2%
2018-12-21 10:30 AM Industrial Production YoY -3.9% -4.5%
2019-01-25 02:00 PM Industrial Production YoY -2.8%
2019-02-26 10:30 AM Industrial Production YoY 3%


Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 0.40 -1.10 9.20 -31.80 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -3.90 1.90 21.90 -19.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -4.50 3.00 11.90 -9.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.30 4.60 25.40 -21.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 80.00 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 1125.00 897.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 33819.00 36894.00 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 1.40 1.40 62.40 -43.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 740.00 715.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 1327.00 1981.00 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 Industrial Production

In Belgium, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy. Manufacturing is the most important sector. The biggest segments within Manufacturing are: chemical products (19 percent of total production); food products and beverages (16 percent); basic metals (11 percent); motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (10 percent); pharmaceuticals (8 percent); machinery and equipment (5 percent); and fabricated metal products (5 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Industrial Production - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Industrial Production - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.90 1.90 21.90 -19.90 2001 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




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Argentina -6.80 Oct/18
Australia 2.80 Sep/18
Brazil 1.10 Oct/18
Canada 2.76 Aug/18
China 5.90 Oct/18
Euro Area 1.20 Oct/18
France -0.70 Oct/18
Germany 1.60 Oct/18
India 8.10 Oct/18
Indonesia 1.50 Sep/18
Italy 1.00 Oct/18
Japan 4.20 Oct/18
Mexico 1.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 0.80 Oct/18
Russia 3.70 Oct/18
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Singapore 4.30 Oct/18
South Africa 3.00 Oct/18
South Korea 10.70 Oct/18
Spain 0.80 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.40 Sep/18
Turkey -2.70 Sep/18
United Kingdom -0.80 Oct/18
United States 4.10 Oct/18


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