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Confidence, that’s what takes us all forward!
Annual Report 2006 Part II
KEY FIGURES Belgostat Online
2007-04-24 Business survey
Business confidence recovers in April
2007-04-19 Consumer survey
Improvement in consumer confidence in April
2007-04-27 Economic indicators

2005 2006 Last Data Period
Growth GDP (%)
Belgium
Euro area

1.5
1.4

3.0
2.7

2.8
3.3e

2007-I
2006-IV
Inflation (%)
Belgium
Euro area

2.5
2.2

2.3
2.2

1.8
1.8e

2007-03
2007-04
Unemployment rate (%)
Belgium
Euro area

8.4
8.6

8.2
7.8

7.5
7.3

2007-03
2007-02
Exchange rate
euro – US dollar

1.2441

1.2556

1.3605

2007-04-30
Rate
ECB interest rate
Euribor 3 months
Long-term interest rate

2.02
2.184
3.43

2.76
3.078
3.81

3.75
4.017
4.28

2007-04-30
2007-04-30
2007-04-30

Last update: 2007-04-30 17:00 < Back
Gross domestic product at constant prices.
Annual figures: percentage changes from one year to the next; quarterly figures: percentage change in relation to the corresponding quarter of the preceding year.
Belgium: figures adjusted for seasonal influences and calendar effects, source: NAI.
Euro area: figures adjusted for seasonal influences and calendar effects, source: EC.
Harmonised consumer price index.
Annual figures: annual averages; current year: percentage change of the incremental period of the current year in relation to the same period of the preceding year.
Source: EC.
Harmonised unemployment rate (Eurostat definition), as a percentage of the labour force, deseasonalised data.
Annual figures: averages; monthly figures adjusted for seasonal influences.
Source: EC.
Reference exchange rates, units of US dollar per euro.
Annual figures: averages; daily figure.
Source: ECB.
Interest rate of the main refinancing operations: minimum bid rate.
Annual figures: averages; daily figure.
Source: ECB.
EURIBOR (Euro Interbank Offered Rate) at 3 months.
Source: Reuters.
Annual figures: averages; daily figure.
Gross interest rate of reference linear bond loan on the secondary market.
Annual figures: averages; daily figure.
Source: NBB.