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Belgium

Belgian Balance of payments Stats

Definitions

  • Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net inflows > BoP > Current US: Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net outflows > % of GDP: Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net outflows of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world and is divided by GDP."
  • Capital and financial account > Net errors and omissions > Adjusted > BoP > Current US$: Net errors and omissions constitute a residual category needed to ensure that all debit and credit entries in the balance of payments statement sum to zero. In the International Financial Statistics presentation, this is equal to the difference between reserves and related items and the sum of the balances of the current, capital, and financial accounts. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital and financial account > Portfolio investment > Excluding LCFAR > BoP > Current US$: Portfolio investment excluding liabilities constituting foreign authorities' reserves covers transactions in equity securities and debt securities. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Current account > Balances > Current account balance > Current US$: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods, services, net income, and net current transfers. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Balances > Net trade in goods and services > Current US$: Net trade in goods and services is derived by offsetting imports of goods and services against exports of goods and services. Exports and imports of goods and services comprise all transactions involving a change of ownership of goods and services between residents of one country and the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Communications > Computer > Etc. > % of ser: Communications, computer, information, and other services (% of service exports, BoP) cover international telecommunications and postal and courier services; computer data; news-related service transactions between residents and nonresidents; construction services; royalties and license fees; miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services; personal, cultural, and recreational services; and government services not included elsewhere. Service exports refer to economic output of intangible commodities that may be produced, transferred, and consumed at the same time. International transactions in services are defined by the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual (1993), but definitions may nevertheless vary among reporting economies."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports > Goods and services > Current U: Exports of goods and services comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from residents to nonresidents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports of goods > Services and income: Exports of goods, services and income is the sum of goods (merchandise) exports, exports of (nonfactor) services and income (factor) receipts. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Imports > Goods and services > Current : Imports of goods and services comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from nonresidents to residents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Royalty and license fees > Receipts > BoP,: Royalty and license fees are payments and receipts between residents and nonresidents for the authorized use of intangible, nonproduced, nonfinancial assets and proprietary rights (such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial processes, and franchises) and for the use, through licensing agreements, of produced originals of prototypes (such as films and manuscripts). Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Goods > Services and income > Salary and investment income to foreigner: Income payments refer to employee compensation paid to nonresident workers and investment income (payments on direct investment, portfolio investment, other investments). Income derived from the use of intangible assets is excluded from income and recorded under business services. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Current account > Transfers > Current transfers > Receipts > BoP > Current US$: Current transfers (receipts) are recorded in the balance of payments whenever an economy receives goods, services, income, or financial items without a quid pro quo. All transfers not considered to be capital are current. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Financial > Reserves: Changes in net reserves is the net change in a country's holdings of international reserves resulting from transactions on the current, capital, and financial accounts. These include changes in holdings of monetary gold, SDRs, foreign exchange assets, reserve position in the International Monetary Fund, and other claims on nonresidents that are available to the central authority. The measure is net of liabilities constituting foreign authorities' reserves, and counterpart items for valuation changes and exceptional financing items. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves in months of imports: Total reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices. This item shows reserves expressed in terms of the number of months of imports of goods and services they could pay for [Reserves/(Imports/12)]."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net inflows > BoP > Current US $-38,859,591,668.53 2009 176th out of 176
Capital and financial account > Foreign direct investment > Net outflows > % of GDP -16.7% 2009 130th out of 130
Capital and financial account > Net errors and omissions > Adjusted > BoP > Current US$ $3.02 billion 2009 10th out of 143
Capital and financial account > Portfolio investment > Excluding LCFAR > BoP > Current US$ $40.25 billion 2009 8th out of 140
Current account > Balances > Current account balance > Current US$ $3.52 billion 2009 27th out of 143
Current account > Balances > Net trade in goods and services > Current US$ $5.79 billion 2009 31st out of 142
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Communications > Computer > Etc. > % of ser 56.66% 2009 21st out of 141
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports > Goods and services > Current U $334.18 billion 2009 14th out of 143
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Exports of goods > Services and income $404.63 billion 2009 12th out of 143
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Imports > Goods and services > Current $328.39 billion 2009 12th out of 143
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Royalty and license fees > Receipts > BoP, $2.38 billion 2009 10th out of 123
Current account > Goods > Services and income > Salary and investment income to foreigner 63.82 billion 2009 14th out of 143
Current account > Transfers > Current transfers > Receipts > BoP > Current US$ $10.18 billion 2009 17th out of 141
Financial > Reserves -6,968,027,234.07 2009 126th out of 143
Reserves and other items > Total > Reserves in months of imports 0.73 2009 124th out of 130

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, supplemented by data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and official national sources.; x; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.

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Belgium Economy > Balance of payments Profiles (Subcategories)

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