Belgium business confidence edged down to -1.7 in February of 2019 from -1.5 in the previous month, but above market expectations of -2.3. It is the worst reading since September 2017, as sentiment fell among traders (-6.8 from -5.4 in January) and manufacturers (-4.6 from -3.1). On the other hand, confidence improved for service providers (5.1 from 3.2) and constructors (5.5 from 1.9). Business Confidence in Belgium averaged -7.10 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
2018-11-23 02:00 PM Business Confidence 0.4 -1.1 -1.8 0.2
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 -1.7 -2.3 -1.8
2019-04-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence
2019-05-24 01:00 PM Business Confidence


Belgium Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -1.70 -1.50 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 49919.00 51074.00 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 570.00 620.00 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.70 -1.50 9.20 -31.80 1980 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 2.00 Feb/19
Brazil 61.90 Mar/19
Canada 50.60 Feb/19
China 49.20 Feb/19
Euro Area 0.69 Feb/19
France 103.00 Feb/19
Germany 98.50 Feb/19
India 116.20 Mar/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 101.70 Feb/19
Japan 19.00 Dec/18
Mexico 51.30 Feb/19
Netherlands 6.30 Feb/19
Russia -2.00 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 28.00 Mar/19
South Korea 69.00 Feb/19
Spain -4.90 Feb/19
Switzerland 92.40 Feb/19
Turkey 97.20 Feb/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 54.20 Feb/19


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