National Statistics 65% open


What data is expected?

Key national statistics on demographic and economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or unemployment and population statistics. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Gross Domestic Product
  • National unemployment
  • National population

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, JSON, TXT, XLS, XML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Google first search result
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Statistics Belgium (Statbel), National Bank of Belgium (for Gross Domestic Product)
characteristics Gross Domestic Product, National unemployment, National population
location - Statbel is the official webpage of Statistics Belgium (national statistics office), - Open data portal of Statistics Belgium, - BeStat is the dynamic dataportal of Statistics Belgium, - Belgian National Bank
The initial submission stated that data is openly available at the Statbel data portal. License can be found at However this only refers to population data which is published as open data. Data on Gross Domestic Product is provided by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB). This data is openly licensed (see: An automated retrieval of larger sets of data is not allowed (hence no bulk access). "In order to give NBB.Stat users optimal access to the data, the National Bank has developed an IT infrastructure that is able to meet normal and everyday information requirements of users. However, the application is not intended for systematic and large-scale consultation or downloading of the databases. Should the National Bank find that optimal access may be jeopardised, it reserves the right to impose restrictions. Anyone wishing to consult or download data systematically or on a large scale should first contact the National Bank."

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Meta data

Data location - Statbel is the official webpage of Statistics Belgium (national statistics office) - Open data portal of Statistics Belgium - BeStat is the dynamic dataportal of Statistics Belgium - Belgian National Bank
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, JSON, TXT, XLS, XML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Mon Apr 03 2017 21:08:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)