General Government

The Federal Planning Bureau (FPB) is a public utility institution. The FPB makes studies and projections on economic, socio-economic and environmental policy issues.

For that purpose, the FPB collects and analyses data, explores plausible evolutions, identifies alternatives, evaluates the impact of policy measures and formulates proposals. Government, parliament, social partners and national and international institutions appeal to the FPB's scientific expertise. The FPB provides a large diffusion of its activities. The public is informed of the results of its research activities, which contributes to the democratic debate.


To evaluate the current state of the Belgian economy, the FPB regularly updates a series of indicators. The indicators concern the macro-economic stance of the economies of Belgium, its three neighbouring countries and the euro area, as well as the transport industry.

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The National Bank of Belgium has been Belgium's central bank since 1850.
It performs tasks in the general interest at both national and international level.

This quarterly publication is the result of co-operation between the National Bank, the Federal Public Service Finance and a number of Primary Dealers.


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In a fast-changing Belgian and international economic context the mission of the FPS Economy consists of creating the conditions for a competitive, sustainable and balanced functioning of the Belgian market of goods and services.

In that respect the FPS Economy intends to fully understand and support the Belgian goods and services market in order to stimulate it even more.

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