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2013 Country statistical profile: Belgium 2013

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2013

Country statistical profile: Belgium 2013
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Unit
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
31 190
 
32 204
 
34 254
 
35 667
 
37 033
 
36 744
 
37 728
 
38 711
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
31 534
 
32 415
 
34 547
 
36 025
 
37 564
 
36 512
 
38 396
 
39 374
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
-0.2
 
0.1
 
2.7
 
2.2
 
2.1
 
2.8
 
-1.3
 
-1.1
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
3.3
 
1.8
 
2.7
 
2.9
 
1.0
 
-2.8
 
2.2
 
1.9
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
10.7
 
9.9
 
10.7
 
11.4
 
11.5
 
13.3
 
10.1
 
8.8
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
7.8
 
6.4
 
2.5
 
6.3
 
1.9
 
-7.9
 
-0.8
 
5.2
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
5.3
 
-12.2
 
10.4
 
-1.2
 
3.9
 
-0.1
 
4.2
 
7.9
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
3.2
 
0.4
 
1.4
 
3.3
 
-0.1
 
-9.7
 
5.2
 
2.4
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
3.5
 
4.9
 
5.0
 
2.5
 
2.9
 
-1.9
 
2.4
 
1.4
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
-0.2
 
-2.6
 
0.3
 
-0.1
 
-1.1
 
-5.6
 
-3.9
 
-3.9
 
General government debt
% of GDP
98.2
 
95.9
 
91.6
 
87.9
 
92.8
 
99.8
 
100.0
 
102.4
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
48.9
 
49.3
 
48.8
 
48.1
 
48.7
 
48.1
 
48.6
 
49.4
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
49.2
 
51.9
 
48.5
 
48.2
 
49.8
 
53.7
 
52.5
 
53.3
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
7.7
 
7.7
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
7.5
 
8.1
 
8.0
 
..
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
2.5
 
2.4
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
..
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
26.5
 
26.5
 
26.0
 
26.0
 
27.3
 
29.7
 
29.5
 
29.6
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.2
 
2.2
 
2.3
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
9.0
 
8.9
 
8.8
 
9.4
 
10.0
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
2.8
 
2.6
 
3.3
 
2.9
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
..
 
..
 
0.50
 
0.43
 
0.48
 
0.55
 
0.64
 
0.53
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
44.5
 
44.6
 
44.2
 
43.6
 
44.1
 
43.2
 
43.8
 
..
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
16.9
 
16.3
 
15.9
 
15.7
 
16.0
 
14.6
 
15.0
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
11.2
 
11.3
 
11.3
 
11.0
 
10.8
 
10.9
 
11.1
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
55.4
 
55.5
 
55.5
 
55.6
 
55.9
 
55.3
 
55.4
 
55.5
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
71.0
 
74.7
 
77.0
 
78.7
 
84.1
 
70.1
 
77.6
 
83.1
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
75.9
 
78.7
 
80.8
 
82.5
 
84.9
 
72.8
 
79.9
 
84.3
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
21.0
 
13.8
 
15.4
 
17.3
 
6.5
 
18.2
 
21.0
 
12.7
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
285.4
 
320.2
 
353.7
 
413.6
 
470.7
 
351.8
 
390.1
 
465.2
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
306.4
 
334.0
 
369.1
 
430.9
 
477.2
 
370.0
 
411.1
 
477.9
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
3.6
 
5.0
 
6.3
 
5.8
 
5.0
 
8.5
 
8.2
 
4.7
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
49.0
 
51.2
 
53.2
 
68.6
 
83.0
 
77.3
 
82.4
 
89.8
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
52.7
 
56.1
 
59.5
 
74.5
 
88.1
 
85.8
 
90.6
 
94.5
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
3.2
 
2.1
 
2.0
 
1.7
 
-1.6
 
-1.7
 
1.3
 
-1.1
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
891 802
 
901 924
 
970 371
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
946 549
 
899 252
 
998 836
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
50 713
 
80 141
 
220 595
 
9 207
 
55 710
 
70 772
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
58 926
 
93 448
 
193 575
 
61 748
 
81 197
 
89 222
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
2.1
 
2.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
4.5
 
-0.1
 
2.2
 
3.5
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
1.6
 
1.9
 
0.9
 
1.6
 
1.8
 
2.1
 
1.3
 
1.7
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
1.5
 
1.9
 
2.2
 
3.6
 
5.8
 
1.1
 
1.5
 
2.4
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
6.5
 
11.5
 
7.5
 
0.2
 
19.9
 
-14.0
 
9.4
 
16.8
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
4.2
 
6.0
 
5.5
 
3.6
 
5.7
 
-4.9
 
6.3
 
6.8
 
Long-term interest rates
%
4.06
 
3.37
 
3.81
 
4.33
 
4.40
 
3.82
 
3.35
 
4.18
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
EUR per USD
0.90
 
0.90
 
0.88
 
0.89
 
0.87
 
0.86
 
0.86
 
0.87
 
Exchange rates
EUR per USD
0.81
 
0.80
 
0.80
 
0.73
 
0.68
 
0.72
 
0.76
 
0.72
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
109
 
110
 
111
 
117
 
121
 
117
 
111
 
113
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
58.9
 
58.7
 
58.1
 
57.0
 
58.6
 
57.1
 
60.9
 
55.9
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.18
 
0.17
 
0.17
 
0.16
 
0.16
 
0.16
 
0.17
 
0.15
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
1.6
 
2.0
 
2.3
 
2.7
 
3.1
 
3.8
 
4.2
 
4.8
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
35.35
 
50.06
 
61.06
 
70.35
 
96.01
 
61.77
 
79.65
 
110.50
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
ICT related occupations: business sector employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5.0
 
..
 
..
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
50.2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
72.7
 
76.5
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
6 390
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6 220
 
..
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
24
 
22
 
20
 
22
 
20
 
19
 
..
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
..
 
5 020
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5 070
 
5 070
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
480
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
470
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
117
 
113
 
110
 
106
 
111
 
101
 
106
 
..
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
..
 
31.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
35.0
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: non-tertiary, 2009 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
9 783
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: tertiary, 2009 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
15 443
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
7.1
 
5.2
 
5.5
 
5.7
 
5.9
 
..
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
16.9
 
15.4
 
14.1
 
16.1
 
18.0
 
..
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
27.8
 
27.5
 
27.6
 
27.5
 
27.4
 
25.3
 
25.2
 
26.0
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
77.3
 
78.3
 
78.4
 
79.7
 
80.5
 
79.8
 
80.0
 
79.3
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
30.0
 
31.8
 
32.0
 
34.4
 
34.5
 
35.3
 
37.3
 
38.7
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
18.5
 
18.5
 
18.7
 
18.1
 
18.3
 
18.2
 
18.3
 
18.8
 
Self-employment rate: total employment
%
14.9
 
15.2
 
15.1
 
14.8
 
14.2
 
14.8
 
14.4
 
..
 
Self-employment rate, men: male employment
%
17.2
 
17.5
 
17.6
 
17.4
 
17.0
 
17.7
 
17.3
 
..
 
Self-employment rate, women: female employment
%
12.0
 
12.3
 
11.8
 
11.5
 
10.8
 
11.3
 
10.8
 
..
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total labour force
%
8.4
 
8.4
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
7.9
 
8.3
 
7.2
 
Unemployment rate, men: male labour force
%
7.5
 
7.6
 
7.4
 
6.7
 
6.5
 
7.8
 
8.1
 
7.1
 
Unemployment rate, women: female labour force
%
9.6
 
9.5
 
9.3
 
8.5
 
7.6
 
8.1
 
8.5
 
7.2
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
49.0
 
51.7
 
51.2
 
50.4
 
47.6
 
44.2
 
48.8
 
48.3
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
1.6
 
1.7
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.6
 
1.2
 
1.4
 
3.1
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
1 549
 
1 565
 
1 566
 
1 560
 
1 568
 
1 550
 
1 551
 
1 577
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
Mln USD
6 149
 
6 171
 
6 440
 
6 750
 
7 081
 
7 090
 
7 109
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
7.7
 
7.8
 
8.1
 
8.3
 
8.3
 
8.6
 
8.5
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
10 421
 
10 479
 
10 548
 
10 626
 
10 710
 
10 796
 
10 896
 
..
 
Population growth rates
%
0.4
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.8
 
0.8
 
0.9
 
..
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.7
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.9
 
1.9
 
1.9
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
17.2
 
17.1
 
17.0
 
16.9
 
16.9
 
16.9
 
16.9
 
17.0
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
17.2
 
17.2
 
17.2
 
17.1
 
17.1
 
17.1
 
17.2
 
17.4
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
12.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
14.4
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
..
 
8.6
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
9.2
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
5.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5.7
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
9.9
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
15.5
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
7.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
14.6
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
17.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.0
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
79.0
 
79.0
 
79.5
 
79.8
 
79.8
 
80.0
 
80.3
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
76.0
 
76.2
 
76.6
 
77.1
 
76.9
 
77.3
 
77.6
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
81.9
 
81.9
 
82.3
 
82.6
 
82.6
 
82.8
 
83.0
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
3.9
 
3.7
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
3.5
 
..
 
Overweight and obese aged 15 and over
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
46.9
 
..
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
9.6
 
9.7
 
9.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
65 561
 
62 124
 
62 149
 
60 733
 
57 021
 
49 207
 
49 476
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
135 476
 
136 110
 
137 597
 
142 232
 
141 676
 
144 504
 
143 981
 
..
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
112
 
104
 
102
 
100
 
100
 
88
 
76
 
..
 
Last updated: 28 February 2013; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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Source: OECD Factbook statistics. For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2013 (DOI: 10.1787/factbook-2013-en)
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