Standard & Poor's credit rating for Belgium stands at AA with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Belgium was last set at Aa3 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Belgium was last reported at AA- with negative outlook. DBRS's credit rating for Belgium is AA (high) with negative outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Belgium thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Belgium as reported by major credit rating agencies.


AgencyRatingOutlookDate
DBRSAA (high) Negative Aug 14 2020
FitchAA- Negative Apr 03 2020
FitchAA- Stable Dec 23 2016
FitchAA Negative Nov 14 2014
DBRSAA (high) Stable Mar 21 2014
Moody'sAa3 Stable Mar 07 2014
S&PAA Stable Feb 28 2014
FitchAA Stable Jan 23 2013
FitchAA Negative Jan 27 2012
S&PAA Negative Jan 13 2012
Moody'sAa3 Negative Dec 16 2011
FitchAA+ Negative Watch Dec 16 2011
S&PAA Negative Watch Dec 05 2011
S&PAA Negative Nov 25 2011
DBRSAA (high) Negative Nov 11 2011
Moody'sAa1 Negative Watch Oct 07 2011
FitchAA+ Negative May 23 2011
S&PAA+ Negative Dec 14 2010
Moody'sAa1 Stable Jan 13 2009
FitchAA+ Stable May 02 2006
Moody'sAa1 Positive Mar 28 2006
FitchAA Stable Jun 17 2002
FitchAA- Stable Sep 21 2000
FitchAA- N/A Dec 16 1998
FitchAA+ N/A Aug 10 1994
S&PAA+ Stable Jul 01 1992
S&PAA+ Positive Jun 26 1989
S&PAA+ N/A Oct 26 1988
Moody'sAa1 Stable Mar 22 1988

 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB+ 62
CCC+ Caa1 CCC 21
CCC+ Ca CCC CCC 15
Ba3 B+ 16
BBB+ BB 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 48
BB- Ba2 45
B+ B2 B+ 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B- Caa1 22
B B3 B 28
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 86
CCC+ Caa3 20
B+ B2 B 31
A+ A2 N/A 78
B+ B2 B 33
B B3 27
BBB+ A2 70
BB- Ba2 BB- BB (low) 42
BBB Baa1 BBB 60
B 25
N/A B2 30
B- B2 B 28
AAA Aaa AA+ AAA 100
B B- 27
Aa3 85
A+ A1 A- N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 57
CCC+ Caa1 20
B B2 B 31
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 51
Caa2 15
BBB- Ba2 BBB- BBB (low) 50
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B- Caa3 B- 18
B B2 B+ 30
B- B3 B- 25
AA- A1 AA- AA (low) 83
B B2 B 30
AA Aaa AAA AAA 98
BB- Ba3 40
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AA (high) 92
N/A Caa1 CCC 26
BB Ba2 BB 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 23
BB- Ba3 BB BB (low) 37
SD
BB- Ba1 BB- 43
BB- B1 35
AA+ Aa3 AA- 90
BBB Baa3 BBB 58
A A2 A 75
BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB 56
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B- Caa1 B- 23
AA- A2 A+ A (high) 78
N/A Aa3 90
AA- A1 A+ 81
BBB Baa3 BBB- BBB (high) 61
Ba3 B+ 37
B+ B2 B+ 33
A+ A1 A A (high) 77
B+ B1 BB- 36
BBB- Baa3 BBB 56
B+ B2 B+ 33
AA- A1 AA 88
NR B2 30
Caa2 CCC 20
A+ A3 A- A (low) 73
D C RD 11
B 30
AAA 100
A+ A3 A A 75
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA 87
BB- BB+ 45
A- A3 A- 70
B3 CCC 27
Caa1 25
A- A2 A+ A (high) 75
Baa1 65
BBB Baa1 BBB- BBB 60
B3 25
B B3 B 28
B+ B1 35
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BB+ 53
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 14
Ba2 BB 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 93
B- B3 B- 25
B3
B- B2 B 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 BB- 40
B- B3 B- 25
BBB Baa1 BBB 63
B- B2 30
BB Ba1 BB+ 46
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 65
BBB+ Baa2 BBB 61
A- A2 A- A 71
BBB Baa3 BBB BBB (high) 71
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 85
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 20
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 55
BBB- Baa3 BBB 55
B+ B2 B+ 33
BB+ 55
A- A1 A 75
B+ Ba3 37
BB+ Ba3 BB+ 46
B+ 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A A (high) 76
AA- A3 A A (high) 75
B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB- 45
AA Aa2 AA- 86
A Baa1 A- A 71
B- Caa1 CCC 23
B3 25
SD Caa3 C 15
B3 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
B- B3 25
B2 35
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 65
B B3 30
BBB- Ba1 52
N/A B2 B 30
B+ B2 BB- BB (high) 36
B B2 B+ 31
B B3 B 26
AA Aa2 AA- 90
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 90
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 98
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 55
BB- B1 BB- 38
SD WR RD 11
BB Ba3 BB 43
SD Ca RD 30


Credit Ratings

TE S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
100 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA- AA (low)
80 A+ A1 A+ A (high) Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A A
70 A- A3 A- A (low)
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB (high) Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB (low)
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB (high) Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB- BB (low)
35 B+ B1 B+ B (high) Highly speculative
30 B B2 B B
25 B- B3 B- B (low)
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC CCC (high) Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 CCC Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 CCC (low) In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca CC
5 C C C
0 D / DDD   In default
/ DD D
D
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