By Maria Martinez 

The Belgian economy grew in the third quarter thanks to the easing of coronavirus restrictions, and exceeded its pre-crisis levels of economic activity, the National Bank of Belgium said Thursday.

The country's gross domestic product grew 1.8% compared with the previous quarter, the central bank said.

According to a first estimate, value added was up on the previous quarter by 2.3% in services, while value added was 0.1 % below the previous quarter in industry and down 0.5 % in construction, the report said.

The agency also revised data for the second quarter of 2021. Following the revision, the data showed that Belgium's GDP grew 1.7% compared with a first estimate of 1.4% growth.

Compared with the third quarter of 2020, the economy grew 4.7%, the National Bank of Belgium said.


Write to Maria Martinez at


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 28, 2021 05:14 ET (09:14 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2021 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.