Belgium business confidence edged up to -5.7 in September of 2019 from -5.8 in the previous month and compared with market expectations of -5.5. Confidence improved among constructors (3.5 vs 2.2 in August) and service providers (5.1 vs 3.0). Meantime, morale worsened among manufacturers (-10.1 vs -9.6) and traders (-8.1 vs -7.8). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.06 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 -6.20 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 -7.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Business Confidence is projected to trend around -5.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence Jun -4.9 -3.6 -2.2 -3.3
2019-07-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence Jul -5.0 -4.9 -5.0 -4.2
2019-08-23 01:00 PM Business Confidence Aug -5.8 -5.0 -6.0 -5.5
2019-09-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence Sep -5.7 -5.8 -5.5 -6.2
2019-10-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence Oct -5.7 -5.5 -5.6
2019-11-25 02:00 PM Business Confidence Nov
2019-12-19 02:00 PM Business Confidence Dec -6.5


Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -5.70 -5.80 9.20 -31.80 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.40 4.20 21.60 -19.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -6.50 4.10 11.80 -9.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 2.80 25.40 -21.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.80 80.40 85.00 69.70 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 459.00 755.00 1322.00 262.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 35720.00 47936.00 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 2.70 -13.70 62.40 -43.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 630.00 660.00 1488.00 237.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Changes In Inventories 851.00 1264.00 2379.00 -1451.00 EUR Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 76.38 76.61 76.61 5.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 22.00 21.00 24.00 15.00 [+]
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 8641.00 8409.00 8641.00 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.70 -5.80 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 0.00 Sep/19
Brazil 59.30 Oct/19
Canada 48.70 Sep/19
China 49.80 Sep/19
Euro Area -0.22 Sep/19
France 102.00 Sep/19
Germany 94.60 Sep/19
India 112.80 Sep/19
Indonesia 108.81 Jun/19
Italy 98.80 Sep/19
Japan 5.00 Sep/19
Mexico 50.30 Sep/19
Netherlands 3.30 Sep/19
Russia -2.00 Sep/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -11.00 Jun/19
South Africa 21.00 Sep/19
South Korea 71.00 Sep/19
Spain -5.30 Sep/19
Switzerland 93.20 Sep/19
Turkey 98.80 Sep/19
United Kingdom -32.00 Sep/19
United States 47.80 Sep/19


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