International investment position

In 2017, Belgiumʹs international investment position with the rest of the world represented 52.6% of gross domestic product. There is no sustainable development goal for the international investment position.

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International investment position - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of gross domestic product

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
Belgium38.465.251.845.957.352.62.70.3
Germany13.325.628.546.450.754.012.413.6
France-2.0-9.3-12.8-12.9-14.9-20.121.29.4
Netherlands-5.011.026.750.162.759.7--17.5
//: Average Growth Rates

National Bank of Belgium; Eurostat (2018), International investment position [tipsii10], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 15/10/2018).

UN target: 17.13 - Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 17.13.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau, additionally providing regional data for Belgium: the indicators of the innovation system.

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