|Economisch belang van de Belgische havens: Vlaamse zeehavens, Luiks havencomplex en haven van Brussel: Verslag 2006|
Vennix, S. (2008). Economisch belang van de Belgische havens: Vlaamse zeehavens, Luiks havencomplex en haven van Brussel: Verslag 2006. Nationale Bank van België Working Paper Documents, 134. National Bank of Belgium: Brussel. 104 pp.
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This paper is an annual publication issued by the Microeconomic Analysis service of the NationalBank of Belgium. The Flemish maritime ports (Antwerp, Ghent, Ostend, Zeebrugge), the Autonomous Port of Liègeand the port of Brussels play a major role in their respective regional economies and in the Belgian economy, not only in terms of industrial activity but also as intermodal centres facilitating the commodity flow.This update paper provides an extensive overview of the economic importance and development of the Flemish maritime ports, the Liège port complex and the port of Brussels in the period 2001 - 2006, with an emphasis on 2006. The port of Brussels has been included in the analysis for the first time. Focusing on the three major variables of value added, employment and investment, the report also provides some information about the financial situation in each port except for Brussels. These observations are linked to a more general context, along with a few cargostatistics.Annual accounts data from the Central Balance Sheet Office were used for the calculation of direct effects, the study of financial ratios and the analysis of the social balance sheet. The indirect effects of the activities concerned were estimated in terms of value added and employment, on the basis of data from the National Accounts Institute.