1887

Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD

.

2009 Country statistical profile: Belgium 2009

English French

Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2009

 Country statistical profile: Belgium 2009
 
 
 
Unit
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
 
Gross domestic product
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
282.2
 
292.3
 
309.3
 
312.7
 
323.3
 
335.8
 
354.3
 
375.8
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
27 540
 
28 435
 
29 946
 
30 146
 
31 035
 
32 063
 
33 608
 
35 382
 
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
28 163
 
28 866
 
30 325
 
30 564
 
31 315
 
32 214
 
33 829
 
35 575
 
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
3.7
 
0.8
 
1.5
 
1.0
 
3.0
 
1.8
 
3.0
 
2.8
 
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
10.9
 
11.8
 
11.1
 
9.6
 
8.2
 
7.5
 
8.0
 
8.6
 
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
20.8
 
20.4
 
19.2
 
18.8
 
19.6
 
20.4
 
21.0
 
21.7
 
 
GDP per hour worked
Annual growth %
3.4
 
-2.1
 
1.5
 
1.2
 
3.9
 
-0.5
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
 
GDP deflator
Annual growth %
1.8
 
2.0
 
1.9
 
1.6
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.3
 
2.4
 
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
4.2
 
-5.5
 
4.3
 
-7.6
 
5.3
 
-11.6
 
-4.3
 
3.4
 
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
5.0
 
0.2
 
-1.0
 
-0.8
 
3.1
 
0.8
 
4.6
 
2.8
 
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
3.1
 
1.9
 
2.2
 
2.0
 
2.1
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
-0.0
 
0.4
 
-0.1
 
-0.1
 
-0.3
 
-2.7
 
0.3
 
-0.3
 
 
General government debt
% of GDP
113.5
 
111.8
 
108.3
 
103.5
 
98.6
 
95.7
 
91.2
 
87.6
 
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
6.1
 
6.3
 
6.3
 
 |
7.1
 
7.4
 
 |
7.4
 
7.2
 
..
 
 
Total expenditure on health
% of GDP
8.1
 
8.3
 
8.5
 
 |
10.0
 
10.2
 
 |
10.1
 
9.9
 
..
 
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
25.3
 
25.8
 
26.2
 
26.5
 
26.6
 
26.4
 
..
 
..
 
 
Public pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
8.1
 
..
 
 
Private pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.36
 
0.37
 
0.43
 
0.60
 
0.41
 
0.53
 
0.50
 
0.43
 
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
44.9
 
44.9
 
45.0
 
44.6
 
44.8
 
44.8
 
44.5
 
44.4
 
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
17.3
 
17.5
 
17.3
 
16.9
 
16.9
 
17.2
 
16.8
 
16.7
 
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
11.4
 
11.0
 
11.1
 
11.0
 
11.2
 
11.3
 
11.4
 
11.2
 
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
57.1
 
56.7
 
56.3
 
55.7
 
55.4
 
55.5
 
55.5
 
55.5
 
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade in goods and services
% of GDP
83.2
 
83.0
 
80.2
 
78.8
 
81.7
 
84.8
 
85.7
 
87.3
 
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
13.5
 
11.6
 
17.7
 
20.7
 
21.1
 
13.8
 
15.5
 
17.5
 
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
171.7
 
178.7
 
198.1
 
234.8
 
285.4
 
320.2
 
353.7
 
413.4
 
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
185.2
 
190.3
 
215.8
 
255.5
 
306.5
 
334.0
 
369.2
 
430.9
 
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
2.1
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.7
 
3.6
 
5.0
 
6.4
 
6.3
 
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
32.3
 
33.6
 
35.9
 
42.9
 
49.1
 
51.1
 
53.2
 
72.6
 
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
34.3
 
35.4
 
37.7
 
44.6
 
52.7
 
56.1
 
59.5
 
78.9
 
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
4.0
 
3.4
 
4.6
 
4.1
 
3.5
 
2.6
 
2.7
 
1.7
 
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
16 265
 
33 508
 
43 583
 
34 351
 
63 948
 
39 065
 
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
12 288
 
38 359
 
34 038
 
32 640
 
56 202
 
51 855
 
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): all items
2000 = 100
100.0
 
102.5
 
104.2
 
105.8
 
108.0
 
111.0
 
113.0
 
115.1
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): food
2000 = 100
100.0
 
104.6
 
107.0
 
109.2
 
110.5
 
112.5
 
115.3
 
119.8
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): energy
2000 = 100
100.0
 
100.6
 
97.4
 
97.3
 
103.7
 
115.7
 
124.3
 
124.6
 
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
2000 = 100
100.0
 
 |
99.5
 
99.2
 
98.8
 
102.9
 
105.6
 
110.9
 
115.9
 
 
Long-term interest rates
%
5.57
 
5.06
 
4.89
 
4.15
 
4.06
 
3.37
 
3.81
 
4.33
 
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
ISK per USD
0.89
 
0.89
 
0.87
 
0.88
 
0.90
 
0.90
 
0.90
 
0.89
 
 
Exchange rates
ISK per USD
1.09
 
1.12
 
1.06
 
0.89
 
0.81
 
0.80
 
0.80
 
0.73
 
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
88
 
89
 
90
 
101
 
109
 
110
 
111
 
116
 
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
61.9
 
61.3
 
59.3
 
62.4
 
62.2
 
61.7
 
61.0
 
59.0
 
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
6.04
 
5.97
 
5.74
 
6.01
 
5.97
 
5.89
 
5.79
 
5.60
 
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.22
 
0.22
 
0.21
 
0.21
 
0.21
 
0.20
 
0.19
 
0.18
 
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
4.8
 
5.0
 
4.8
 
5.0
 
5.2
 
5.5
 
6.0
 
6.3
 
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
27.87
 
24.20
 
24.35
 
27.72
 
35.35
 
50.06
 
61.06
 
70.35
 
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
24.2
 
23.3
 
20.3
 
19.9
 
20.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
ICT-related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
21.7
 
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
50.2
 
54.0
 
60.2
 
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
7 538
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6 654
 
..
 
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
27
 
27
 
26
 
24
 
24
 
22
 
20
 
..
 
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
2
 
2
 
2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
4 860
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5 070
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
480
 
..
 
 
CO2 emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
127
 
128
 
119
 
127
 
124
 
120
 
117
 
..
 
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
University level: graduation rates in peer age group
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
27.1
 
27.6
 
28.1
 
29.0
 
30.4
 
31.0
 
31.8
 
..
 
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
30.3
 
28.5
 
28.5
 
27.1
 
28.1
 
26.6
 
26.2
 
26.8
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
77.9
 
76.6
 
76.6
 
76.1
 
77.3
 
78.3
 
78.2
 
79.3
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
25.0
 
25.2
 
25.8
 
28.1
 
30.1
 
32.1
 
30.4
 
33.8
 
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
19.0
 
17.0
 
17.9
 
18.0
 
18.9
 
18.5
 
19.3
 
18.3
 
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
14.0
 
14.1
 
14.1
 
14.1
 
14.1
 
13.8
 
13.8
 
13.8
 
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
24.2
 
24.4
 
24.6
 
24.8
 
24.9
 
24.5
 
24.5
 
24.5
 
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
33.1
 
33.6
 
33.3
 
32.9
 
32.4
 
31.6
 
31.6
 
31.6
 
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
6.9
 
6.6
 
7.5
 
8.2
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
5.6
 
5.9
 
6.7
 
7.7
 
7.5
 
7.7
 
7.4
 
6.7
 
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
8.5
 
7.6
 
8.6
 
8.9
 
9.5
 
9.5
 
9.4
 
8.5
 
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
56.3
 
51.7
 
49.6
 
46.3
 
49.6
 
51.6
 
55.6
 
50.0
 
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per hour, total economy
USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
1 554
 
1 577
 
1 579
 
1 575
 
1 549
 
1 565
 
1 571
 
1 566
 
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
1.97
 
2.08
 
1.94
 
1.88
 
1.87
 
1.84
 
1.88
 
1.89
 
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
7.5
 
7.8
 
7.4
 
7.5
 
7.8
 
7.9
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
10 251
 
10 287
 
10 333
 
10 376
 
10 421
 
10 479
 
10 548
 
10 626
 
 
Population growth rates
%
0.2
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.7
 
1.7
 
1.6
 
1.7
 
1.7
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
..
 
 
Ratio of population aged 65 and over to total
%
16.8
 
16.9
 
17.0
 
17.1
 
17.2
 
17.2
 
17.2
 
17.1
 
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
2.5
 
3.4
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
4.2
 
4.5
 
4.8
 
..
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
10.3
 
10.8
 
11.1
 
11.4
 
11.7
 
12.1
 
12.5
 
..
 
 
Foreign population
% of population
8.4
 
8.2
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.6
 
8.8
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
4.2
 
..
 
..
 
6.0
 
5.6
 
6.3
 
6.2
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
14.7
 
..
 
..
 
18.3
 
14.9
 
14.8
 
15.8
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
7.4
 
..
 
..
 
6.9
 
7.5
 
7.5
 
8.0
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
17.5
 
..
 
..
 
17.3
 
15.0
 
20.3
 
19.3
 
..
 
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
77.8
 
78.1
 
78.2
 
78.2
 
78.9
 
79.1
 
79.5
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
74.6
 
75.0
 
75.1
 
75.3
 
76.0
 
76.2
 
76.6
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
81.0
 
81.2
 
81.2
 
81.1
 
81.8
 
81.9
 
82.3
 
..
 
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
4.8
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.3
 
4.3
 
3.7
 
..
 
..
 
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
18.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Household expenditure on recreation and culture
% of GDP
5.2
 
5.2
 
4.8
 
4.8
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
4.6
 
4.7
 
 
Number of tourists
'000
5 163
 
5 117
 
5 323
 
5 261
 
5 385
 
5 409
 
5 665
 
5 713
 
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
143
 
144
 
131
 
117
 
112
 
104
 
102
 
100
 
Note:  |: Break in series Last updated 6 April 2009
Source: For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2009 (www.SourceOECD.org/factbook)
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error