|Unit||Index 2010=100, SA|
|Business Confidence||Feb 2019||-1.7||-1.5||Balance of Opinion, SA||Monthly|
|Change in Inventories||2018 Q4||1,970||1,557||Mil. EUR, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Industrial Production||Dec 2017||110.7||114.7||Index 2010=100, SA||Monthly|
|Real Change in Inventories||1970||1,693,134,800||NCU||Annual|
For Belgium, data are monthly and cover industrial production by industry, with MIG and special aggregates.
Purpose and description
PRODCOM is a monthly survey on industrial production. Through the collaboration of states in the European Community, the statistical office of the European Communities has taken an initiative to improve the comparability of data in the field of industrial production. In all member states data is collected using the same list of products, distributed according subdivisions in the same sectors, etc.. This initiative has been termed "PRODCOM": "European Community products."
The survey covers the activities of Sections B and C of the classification of economic activities in the European Community NACE Rev. 2, with the exception of sections 5, 6 and 19.
This is a schematic of two groups
Data collection method and sample size
This is a mandatory survey. The legal framework was set in the EU Regulation 3924/91, in the Royal Decree of 28 January 1994, Belgian Official Gazette of 15 February 1994 and the Royal Decree of 20 February 2008, published in the Moniteur Belge of 10 March 2008. The language of the form (Parts 1 and 2) is determined by the location of the place of business, as provided by the Royal Decree of 18 July 1966, published in the Belgian Official Gazette of 2 August 1966 on the coordination of laws on the use of languages in administrative matters.
A form must be completed separately for each local unit. The local unit is an enterprise or part of a company (e.g. a production workshop, factory, retail outlet, office, mine or depot) situated in a geographically defined. In this place, or from that place economic activity is carried out for which, without exception, one or more persons work (even if part time) on behalf of the same company.