Selected indicators for Belgium

Population

Population, Million persons, 1994-2014
Population, Annual growth rate (%), 2014

11.2 million

Growth rate: 0.4%

Income inequality

Income inequality, 0 = complete equality; 1 = complete inequality, latest available year

Education

Mathematics performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015
Reading performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015
Science performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015

CO2 emissions

Air and GHG emissions, Carbon dioxide (CO2), latest available year

7.8 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2016
Real GDP forecast, Annual growth rate (%), 2018

46 701 US$ per capita

Projected growth rate: 1.7%

Debt

Household debt, % of net disposable income, 2015
General government debt, % of GDP, 2016

Household debt:
114.5 % of disposable income

Government debt:
127.5 % of GDP

Tax

Tax on personal income, % of GDP, 2015

Tax on personal income:
12.6 % of GDP

Unemployment

Unemployment rate, % of labour force, 1996-2016

7.8 % of labour force

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AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Agricultural landIndicator 855 Permanent pasture
Hectares
2015
Belgium
Hectares
Permanent pasture
Hectares
2009-2015
Belgium (red)
Permanent pasture
Hectares
2015
Belgium (red)
Agricultural supportIndicator
Crop productionIndicator
Fish landingsIndicator 16 357.2 National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2013
Belgium
Tonnes
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
1995-2013
Belgium (red)
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2013
Belgium (red)
Nutrient balanceIndicator 132.0 Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2014
Belgium
Kilograms/hectare
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2005-2014
Belgium (red)
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2014
Belgium (red)

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DevelopmentLatestTrendRanking
Distribution of net ODAIndicator 377.4 Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2015
Belgium
Million US dollars
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
1996-2015
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2015
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Grants by private agencies and NGOsIndicator 388.2 Total
Million US dollars
2015
Belgium
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1995-2015
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Net ODAIndicator 0.5 Total
% of gross national income
2016
Belgium
% of gross national income
Total
% of gross national income
1997-2016
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
% of gross national income
2016
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Private flowsIndicator 1 414.7 Total
Million US dollars
2015
Belgium
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1996-2015
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2015
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total official and private flowsIndicator 3 635.0 Total
Million US dollars
2015
Belgium
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1996-2015
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2015
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator 100.09 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
Jul-2017
Belgium
Long-term average = 100
Household disposable incomeIndicator 0.7 Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2015
Belgium
Annual growth rate (%)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
1996-2015
Belgium (red)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2015
Belgium (red)
Labour compensation per hour workedIndicator -0.2 Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2016
Belgium
Annual growth rate (%)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
1997-2016
Belgium (red)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2015
Belgium (red)
Net national incomeIndicator 37 006 Total
US dollars/capita
2015
Belgium
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1996-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2015
Belgium (red)
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 84.5 Exports
% of GDP
2016
Belgium
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
2007-2016
Belgium (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2016
Belgium (red)

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Education spendingIndicator 9 957 Tertiary
US dollars/student
2013
Belgium
US dollars/student
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2012-2013
Belgium (red)
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2013
Belgium (red)
Mathematics performance (PISA)Indicator 514 Boys
Mean score
2015
Belgium
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2003-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Belgium (red)
Reading performance (PISA)Indicator 491 Boys
Mean score
2015
Belgium
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2000-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Belgium (red)
Science performance (PISA)Indicator 508 Boys
Mean score
2015
Belgium
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2006-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Belgium (red)
Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET)Indicator 4.1 15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2016
Belgium
% in same age group
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2012-2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)

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EnergyLatestTrendRanking
Crude oil productionIndicator 0.0 Total
Thousand toe
2015
Belgium
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1996-2015
Belgium (red)
Total
Thousand toe
2015
Belgium (red)
Infrastructure investmentIndicator 127 000 000.00 Road
Euro
2015
Belgium
Euro
Road
Euro
2009-2015
Belgium (red)
Road
Euro
2015
Belgium (red)
Passenger transportIndicator 131 348.0 Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2013
Belgium
Million passenger-kilometres
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
1994-2013
Belgium (red)
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2014
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.12 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2015
Belgium
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
1996-2015
Belgium (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2015
Belgium (red)
Road accidentsIndicator 65 Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2015
Belgium
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
1996-2015
Belgium (red)
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2015
Belgium (red)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 7.8 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2014
Belgium
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
1995-2014
Belgium (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2014
Belgium (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator 414.1 Total
Kilograms/capita
2015
Belgium
Kilograms/capita
Total
Kilograms/capita
1996-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Kilograms/capita
2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Water withdrawalsIndicator 4 829.0 Total
Million m3
2013
Belgium
Million m3
Total
Million m3
1993-2013
Belgium (red)
Total
Million m3
2012
Belgium (red)

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 0.7 Total
% per annum
Aug-2017
Belgium
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Jan-2016-Aug-2017
Belgium (red)
Total
% per annum
Aug-2017
Belgium (red)
Net pension replacement ratesIndicator 60.9 Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014
Belgium
% of pre-retirement earnings
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014
Belgium (red)
Net pension wealthIndicator 6.1 Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014
Belgium
Multiple of annual gross earnings
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014
Belgium (red)
Short-term interest ratesIndicator -0.3 Total
% per annum
Aug-2017
Belgium
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Jan-2016-Aug-2017
Belgium (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Aug-2017
Belgium (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)

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GovernmentLatestTrendRanking
General government spendingIndicator 53.9 Total
% of GDP
2015
Belgium
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1996-2015
Belgium (red)
Total
% of GDP
2015
Belgium (red)
Government reservesIndicator 11 731.6 Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Belgium
SDR millions
Total
SDR millions
Q1-2010-Q4-2014
Belgium (red)
Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Belgium (red)
Tax on corporate profitsIndicator 3.4 Total
% of GDP
2015
Belgium
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1996-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2015
Belgium (red)
Tax revenueIndicator 17 899 Total
US dollars/capita
2015
Belgium
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1996-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2015
Belgium (red)
Tax wedgeIndicator 54.0 Total
% of labour cost
2016
Belgium
% of labour cost
Total
% of labour cost
2000-2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of labour cost
2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Health spendingIndicator 1 100 Total
US dollars/capita
2016
Belgium
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
2010-2016
Belgium (red)
Total
US dollars/capita
2016
Belgium (red)
Hospital bedsIndicator 6.1 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2016
Belgium
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
1997-2016
Belgium (red)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2015
Belgium (red)
Length of hospital stayIndicator 6.90 Acute care
Days
2014
Belgium
Days
Acute care
Days
1999-2014
Belgium (red)
Acute care
Days
2015
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 78.7 Men
Years
2015
Belgium
Years
Men
Years
2009-2015
Belgium (red)
Men
Years
2015
Belgium (red)
Overweight or obese populationIndicator 51.0 Measured
% of population aged 15+
2014
Belgium
% of population aged 15+
Measured
% of population aged 15+
1997-2014
Belgium (red)
Measured
% of population aged 15+
2014
Belgium (red)

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 2.5 Total
% of GDP
2015
Belgium
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1996-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
ICT value addedIndicator 4.5 Total
% of value added
2011
Belgium
% of value added
Total
% of value added
2011
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Internet accessIndicator 81.8 Total
% of all households
2015
Belgium
% of all households
Total
% of all households
2005-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of all households
2015
Belgium (red)
Triadic patent familiesIndicator 442.5 Total
Number
2014
Belgium
Number
Total
Number
1995-2014
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2014
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Wireless mobile broadband subscriptionsIndicator 68.3 Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2016
Belgium
Per 100 inhabitants
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2010-Q2-2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Average wagesIndicator 49 587.0 Total
US dollars
2016
Belgium
US dollars
Total
US dollars
1997-2016
Belgium (red)
Total
US dollars
2016
Belgium (red)
Employment rateIndicator 62.2 Total
% of working age population
Q1-2017
Belgium
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q2-2012-Q1-2017
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q1-2017
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Hours workedIndicator 1 551 Total
Hours/worker
2015
Belgium
Hours/worker
Total
Hours/worker
1996-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Hours/worker
2016
OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 52.0 Total
% of unemployed
2016
Belgium
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
1997-2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Self-employment rateIndicator 15.2 Total
% of employment
2015
Belgium
% of employment
Total
% of employment
1996-2015
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of employment
2015
Belgium (red)

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Fertility ratesIndicator 1.70 Total
Children/woman
2015
Belgium
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
1996-2015
Belgium (red)
Total
Children/woman
2015
Belgium (red)
National population distributionIndicator 83.4 Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Belgium
Percentage
Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Permanent immigrant inflowsIndicator 98 636.0 Total
Number
2014
Belgium
Number
Total
Number
2005-2014
Belgium (red)
Total
Number
2014
Belgium (red)
Poverty rateIndicator 0.11 Total
Ratio
2014
Belgium
Ratio
Total
Ratio
2008-2014
Belgium (red)
Total
Ratio
2015
Social spendingIndicator 29.0 Public
% of GDP
2016
Belgium
% of GDP
Public
% of GDP
1997-2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Public
% of GDP
2016
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)

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