Belgium - Secondary Industries Employment

Belgium: Secondary Industries Employment

Mnemonic ESEC.IBEL
Unit #
Annual 0.42 %
Data 2020 561,805
2019 564,178

Series Information

Source National Bank of Belgium - Belgostat (BNB)
Release Regional Accounts
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2003
End Date 12/31/2020

Belgium: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Unemployment Dec 2022 464,470 458,818 #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Dec 2022 5.4 5.3 %, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment 2022 Q3 5,110 5,088 Ths. #, CDASA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2022 Q3 60.6 61.1 Ths. #, CDASA Quarterly
Tertiary Industries Employment 2022 Q3 4,173 4,152 Ths. #, CDASA Quarterly
Total Employment 2022 Q3 5,110 5,088 Ths. #, CDASA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2022 Q3 67,501 65,875 Mil. EUR, CDASA Quarterly
Labor Force 2021 5,529 5,471 Thousands, NSA Annual
Secondary Industries Employment 2020 561,805 564,178 # Annual
Agriculture Employment 2017 63,644 62,609 # Annual

Release Information

For Belgium, the regional accounts are published at the end of the year and contain the aggregates by branch of activity and the household income accounts for the regions, the provinces and the districts. The aggregates per branch of activity comprise gross value added, compensation of employees, the number of persons in work and gross fixed capital formation. The household income accounts include the primary income allocation account, the secondary income distribution account and disposable income per capita.


  • Framework: ESA 2010
  • Classification: NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of euros at chained year-2015 prices (Mil. Ch. 2016 EUR)
    • At current prices (Mil. EUR)
    • Unitary count (#)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: 2003
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country
    • (IBEL_^^^^)
    • (IBEL_^^)
    • (IBEL_^^^)


  • Prior to 2019 benchmark revision - 2003 to 2016 ("_B19")
  • 2016 prices - 2003 to 2017 ("_16")
  • 2015 prices - 2003 to 2016 ("_15")
  • ESA 95, NACE Rev. 2, 2011 prices - 2003 to 2012 ("_11")
  • ESA 95, NACE Rev 1.1, 2011 prices - 1995 to 2009 ("N11")
  • The quarterly accounts are diffused in different stages. A first flash estimate of the economic growth is published 30 days after the end of each quarter. This figure is re-estimated 70 days after the end of the quarter and is diffused on the website of the Bank together with detailed statistics on the composition of the gross domestic product (value added, expenditure, income) and on the labour market. 120 days after the end of the quarter, the final and complete estimate of the principal aggregates of the economy is published, at the same time as the general government accounts. A selection of statistics based on the quarterly accounts of the institutional sectors is published 105 days after the end of the quarter. This publication contains some key indicators such as saving rate of households as well as the general government quarterly accounts.
  • In April following the end of the year under review, a first estimate of the annual national accounts is published. This estimate is calculated on the basis of the quarterly accounts. These aggregates are provisional figures since most of the basic data are not yet available in full.
  • More final figures are provided in the detailed accounts and tables which are published in mid-July following the year under review. They include the tables by branch of activity (production and generation of income account, major expenditure components, investments and employment). The institutional sector accounts are published at the end of September. Afterwards, the detailed supply and use tables and the satellite account for non-profit institutions are diffused.
  • The general government accounts are published two times a year. A first estimate is diffused at the end of March in the form of tables with the principal receipts and expenditure of the general government. The second estimate presents the detailed accounts, which are integrated in the publication of the sector accounts. This second estimate is aligned with the data that are transmitted at the end of September as part of the excessive deficit procedure (EDP).
  • For long-term economic research, historical series for the period 1970-1995 are available on Belgostat.

A more detailed description of the calculation method for gross domestic product and gross national income can be found, together with sample figures, in the following document.

The regional accounts are consistent with the national accounts data.

2014-2015: BNB migrated from ESA 1995 to ESA 2010. They took this opportunity to make other various improvements and fixes.

2011: BNB migrated from NACE 2003 to 2008.

Benchmark revision in 2019.

Further reading

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