Inflation in Belgium: our analysis

The high inflation figure for Belgium, published this week, didn’t come unexpected to Econopolis. We have been predicting a rise in inflation throughout Europe around this time for a while now and also that Belgium would be on top of the inflation list.

On the most important reasons behind the inflation hike and why Belgium is the inflation champion in the eurozone, we gave an interview (in Dutch) on national television.

We summarize the Econopolis insights on inflation drivers in this presentation.

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This article was written by Bart Van Craeynest

on 2 March, 2017

On completion of his studies in economics at UFSIA, Bart Van Craeynest started work as an economist in the financial sector. In this capacity he has been following economic developments in Belgium and internationally and the impact of the latter on the financial markets for over 15 years. Following a long period at a large bank, he became chief economist at a Belgian financial institution in 2010. Bart Van Craeynest has held the position of chief economist at Econopolis since 2015. He is co-responsible for the economic line of the house and hence closely involved in developing the investment strategy.

 

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