Belgium business confidence increased to -0.7 in March of 2019 from -1.7 in the previous month and above market expectations of -2.0. It is the highest reading since November 2018, as confidence improved among manufacturers (-3.1 from -4.6 in February); traders (-5.9 from -6.8) and service providers (5.3 from 5.1). On the other hand, confidence worsened among constructors (5.2 from 5.5). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.09 Index Points from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.20 Index Points in March of 2000 and a record low of -31.80 Index Points in March of 2009.

Business Confidence in Belgium is expected to be -1.80 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Belgium to stand at -3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Business Confidence is projected to trend around -6.50 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-19 02:00 PM Business Confidence -0.9 0.4 -1.8 0.6
2019-01-25 02:00 PM Business Confidence -1.5 -0.9 -1.5 -1.3
2019-02-22 02:00 PM Business Confidence -1.7 -1.5 -2.3 -0.5
2019-03-25 02:00 PM Business Confidence -0.7 -1.7 -2.0 -1.8
2019-04-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence -0.7 -0.8 -1.3
2019-05-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence
2019-06-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence -2.2


Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -0.70 -1.70 9.20 -31.80 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.20 3.70 21.90 -19.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -3.70 4.30 11.90 -9.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.90 5.40 25.40 -21.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 79.50 81.10 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 909.00 833.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 54873.00 49919.00 64963.00 13593.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16275.93 15930.63 16275.93 4020.54 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 4372220.00 4315399.00 5060890.00 1986541.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 0.80 -10.70 62.40 -43.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 515.00 570.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 1970.00 1557.00 2379.00 -1451.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 76.61 76.57 76.61 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 21.00 19.00 24.00 15.00 [+]
Corporate Profits 32107.00 24520.00 40119.00 11553.00 EUR Million [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 75.00 77.00 52.50 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 17.00 16.00 29.00 15.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 45.00 52.00 52.00 20.00 [+]
Electricity Production 6663.00 7777.00 8558.00 4047.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


Belgium Business Confidence

In Belgium, the business confidence survey measures the level of optimism that people who run companies have about the current economic situation and how they feel about their organizations’ prospects in the next three months. Every month, a panel of around 6000 business leaders is contacted. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.70 -1.70 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 0.00 Mar/19
Brazil 61.90 Mar/19
Canada 54.30 Mar/19
China 50.50 Mar/19
Euro Area 0.53 Mar/19
France 102.00 Mar/19
Germany 99.60 Mar/19
India 113.50 Jun/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 100.60 Apr/19
Japan 12.00 Mar/19
Mexico 51.50 Mar/19
Netherlands 6.10 Mar/19
Russia -2.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 28.00 Mar/19
South Korea 73.00 Mar/19
Spain -2.30 Mar/19
Switzerland 97.40 Mar/19
Turkey 102.10 Mar/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 55.30 Mar/19


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