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2011 Country statistical profile: Belgium 2011

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Country statistical profile: Belgium 2011-2012
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Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
313.7
 
324.5
 
336.6
 
360.1
 
378.1
 
394.9
 
391.7
 
407.4
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
30 242
 
31 152
 
32 141
 
34 159
 
35 597
 
36 879
 
36 300
 
37 435
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
30 708
 
31 490
 
32 350
 
34 463
 
35 946
 
37 423
 
36 632
 
37 787
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
-0.3
 
-0.2
 
0.4
 
2.8
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
1.8
 
..
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
0.8
 
3.2
 
1.7
 
2.7
 
2.9
 
1.0
 
-2.8
 
2.2
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
12.2
 
10.8
 
10.2
 
11.0
 
11.4
 
11.9
 
13.5
 
..
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
0.1
 
7.9
 
6.5
 
2.7
 
6.2
 
2.6
 
-5.4
 
-1.3
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
-7.3
 
5.2
 
-12.0
 
10.0
 
-1.1
 
-1.9
 
-0.4
 
-0.7
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
-1.0
 
3.1
 
0.2
 
1.3
 
2.9
 
-0.6
 
-7.6
 
3.9
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
1.1
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
0.8
 
1.3
 
1.7
 
1.1
 
1.7
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
-0.2
 
-0.4
 
-2.8
 
0.1
 
-0.4
 
-1.3
 
-6.0
 
-4.2
 
General government debt
% of GDP
103.5
 
98.5
 
95.9
 
91.7
 
88.1
 
93.3
 
100.5
 
100.7
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
51.0
 
49.1
 
49.3
 
48.7
 
48.1
 
48.9
 
48.2
 
48.9
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
51.1
 
49.5
 
52.1
 
48.6
 
48.4
 
50.2
 
54.1
 
53.1
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
7.5
 
7.7
 
7.6
 
7.1
 
7.1
 
7.6
 
8.2
 
..
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
2.5
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.7
 
..
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
26.3
 
26.5
 
26.4
 
26.4
 
26.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
4.0
 
4.1
 
4.5
 
5.3
 
4.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
9.1
 
9.0
 
9.0
 
8.9
 
8.9
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
2.8
 
2.6
 
3.3
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.60
 
0.41
 
0.53
 
0.50
 
0.43
 
0.48
 
0.55
 
0.64
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
44.3
 
44.5
 
44.6
 
44.3
 
43.8
 
44.2
 
43.2
 
..
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
16.8
 
16.9
 
17.1
 
16.7
 
16.5
 
16.8
 
15.5
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
10.9
 
11.2
 
11.3
 
11.3
 
11.0
 
10.8
 
10.9
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
55.7
 
55.4
 
55.5
 
55.5
 
55.6
 
55.9
 
55.4
 
55.4
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
69.0
 
71.8
 
76.2
 
78.5
 
79.5
 
84.8
 
70.2
 
78.2
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
74.4
 
76.7
 
80.2
 
82.3
 
83.4
 
85.7
 
73.0
 
81.4
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
20.7
 
21.0
 
13.8
 
15.4
 
17.3
 
6.5
 
18.2
 
21.0
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
234.8
 
285.4
 
320.2
 
353.7
 
413.6
 
470.7
 
351.8
 
390.1
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
255.5
 
306.4
 
334.0
 
369.1
 
430.9
 
477.2
 
370.0
 
411.1
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
1.8
 
3.6
 
5.0
 
6.3
 
5.8
 
4.8
 
9.8
 
7.0
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
42.8
 
49.1
 
51.2
 
53.2
 
68.6
 
82.8
 
73.8
 
78.5
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
44.6
 
52.7
 
56.1
 
59.5
 
74.5
 
87.5
 
83.5
 
85.5
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
3.5
 
3.2
 
2.1
 
2.0
 
1.7
 
-1.8
 
0.3
 
1.4
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
621 228
 
744 607
 
765 019
 
736 725
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
784 631
 
822 547
 
861 547
 
670 013
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
34 038
 
32 640
 
50 713
 
80 141
 
220 595
 
3 687
 
48 844
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
43 583
 
34 351
 
58 926
 
93 448
 
193 575
 
56 023
 
71 960
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
1.6
 
2.1
 
2.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
4.5
 
-0.1
 
2.2
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
1.7
 
1.6
 
1.9
 
0.9
 
1.6
 
1.8
 
2.1
 
1.3
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
2.0
 
1.5
 
1.9
 
2.2
 
3.6
 
5.8
 
1.1
 
1.5
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
-0.1
 
6.5
 
11.5
 
7.5
 
0.2
 
19.9
 
-14.0
 
9.4
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
0.9
 
4.2
 
6.0
 
5.5
 
3.6
 
5.7
 
-4.9
 
6.3
 
Long-term interest rates
%
4.15
 
4.06
 
3.37
 
3.81
 
4.33
 
4.40
 
3.82
 
3.35
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
EUR per USD
0.88
 
0.90
 
0.90
 
0.88
 
0.89
 
0.87
 
0.87
 
0.87
 
Exchange rates
EUR per USD
0.89
 
0.81
 
0.80
 
0.80
 
0.73
 
0.68
 
0.72
 
0.76
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
102
 
109
 
110
 
111
 
117
 
121
 
118
 
112
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
59.2
 
58.9
 
58.7
 
58.1
 
57.0
 
58.6
 
57.2
 
56.8
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
5.71
 
5.65
 
5.60
 
5.51
 
5.37
 
5.47
 
5.30
 
5.23
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.20
 
0.20
 
0.19
 
0.18
 
0.18
 
0.18
 
0.18
 
0.18
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
1.5
 
1.6
 
2.0
 
2.3
 
2.7
 
3.1
 
3.9
 
4.1
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
27.72
 
35.35
 
50.06
 
61.06
 
70.35
 
96.01
 
61.77
 
79.65
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
19.9
 
20.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
ICT related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
22.7
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
50.2
 
..
 
..
 
63.6
 
67.4
 
..
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
..
 
610
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
590
 
..
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
24
 
24
 
22
 
20
 
22
 
20
 
19
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5 280
 
..
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
480
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
490
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
120
 
117
 
113
 
110
 
106
 
111
 
101
 
..
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
33.4
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: non-tertiary, 2008 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
9 705.6
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: tertiary, 2008 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
15 020.5
 
..
 
..
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
27.4
 
27.8
 
27.5
 
27.6
 
27.5
 
27.4
 
25.3
 
25.2
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
76.5
 
77.3
 
78.3
 
78.4
 
79.7
 
80.5
 
79.8
 
80.0
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
28.1
 
30.0
 
31.8
 
32.0
 
34.4
 
34.5
 
35.3
 
37.3
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
18.3
 
18.5
 
18.5
 
18.7
 
18.1
 
18.3
 
18.2
 
18.3
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
15.0
 
14.9
 
15.2
 
15.1
 
14.8
 
14.2
 
14.8
 
14.4
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
16.7
 
17.2
 
17.5
 
17.6
 
17.4
 
17.0
 
17.7
 
17.3
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
12.6
 
12.0
 
12.3
 
11.8
 
11.5
 
10.8
 
11.3
 
10.8
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
8.2
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
7.9
 
8.3
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
7.7
 
7.5
 
7.7
 
7.4
 
6.7
 
6.5
 
7.7
 
8.1
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
8.8
 
9.5
 
9.5
 
9.3
 
8.4
 
7.6
 
8.1
 
8.5
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
45.4
 
49.0
 
51.7
 
51.2
 
50.4
 
47.6
 
44.2
 
48.8
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
1.8
 
1.7
 
1.8
 
3.3
 
3.4
 
3.6
 
1.8
 
1.2
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
1 575
 
1 549
 
1 565
 
1 566
 
1 560
 
1 568
 
1 550
 
1 551
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
1.88
 
1.86
 
1.83
 
1.86
 
1.90
 
1.96
 
1.96
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
7.4
 
7.7
 
7.8
 
8.1
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.4
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
10 376
 
10 421
 
10 479
 
10 548
 
10 626
 
10 710
 
10 796
 
..
 
Population growth rates
%
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.8
 
0.8
 
..
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.7
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
17.3
 
17.2
 
17.1
 
17.0
 
16.9
 
16.9
 
16.9
 
16.3
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
17.1
 
17.2
 
17.2
 
17.2
 
17.1
 
17.1
 
17.1
 
17.6
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
3.9
 
4.2
 
4.5
 
4.8
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
11.4
 
11.7
 
12.1
 
12.5
 
13.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.6
 
8.8
 
9.1
 
9.5
 
9.8
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
6.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.4
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
15.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
16.3
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
8.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
7.0
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
18.9
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
16.1
 
..
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
78.2
 
79.0
 
79.0
 
79.5
 
79.8
 
79.8
 
80.0
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
75.3
 
76.0
 
76.2
 
76.6
 
77.1
 
76.9
 
77.3
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
81.1
 
81.9
 
81.9
 
82.3
 
82.6
 
82.6
 
82.8
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
4.1
 
3.9
 
3.7
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
..
 
Overweight and obese aged 15 and over
% of population
..
 
44.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
46.9
 
..
 
..
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
16.2
 
..
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
7.1
 
4.9
 
6.2
 
7.1
 
5.2
 
5.5
 
5.7
 
..
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
17.1
 
16.9
 
18.3
 
16.9
 
15.4
 
14.1
 
16.1
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
67 655
 
65 561
 
62 124
 
62 149
 
60 733
 
e 
57 021
 
..
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
132 995
 
135 476
 
136 110
 
137 597
 
142 232
 
141 676
 
..
 
..
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
117
 
112
 
104
 
102
 
100
 
100
 
88
 
..
 
Last updated: 18 January 2012
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