Retrospective: the numbers that marked the year 2022 – Finance

Here is a selection of key numbers that illustrate the year 2022, against a background of energy and economic crisis.

An inflation rate of 12.27%

Inflation rose from 11.27% to 12.27% in October, the highest level since June 1975 (12.50%). Rampant inflation is mainly fueled by rising natural gas and electricity prices. The main price increases in October were:

  • natural gas,
  • electricity,
  • fuels,
  • Me at,
  • heating oil,
  • the vegetables,
  • clothes,
  • dairy products,
  • bread and cereals,
  • The fruits,
  • private rentals
  • and restaurants and cafes.

100,000 new jobs

Despite the crisis, 100,000 new jobs were created in Belgium in 2022, a number that had not been reached for 70 years. This high number is mainly due to the first six months of 2022, as well as the influence of the tertiary sector.

Acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion

Elon Musk won his bet: the head of Tesla and SpaceX reached a definitive agreement with the board of directors of Twitter to buy the social network at a price of 54.20 dollars per share, or about 44 billion dollars, and make It is a privately held company not listed on the stock exchange.

€2 billion in fundraising

2 billion euros were raised in 2022 for the benefit of 286 companies. This new record attests today to the good resilience of Belgian start-ups in the face of the economic environment, and particularly in the health sector, fintech and in the “smart city and mobility” theme, while fee funds are decreasing globally by 20% at compared to 2021. In the Brussels-Capital region, 62 start-ups and scale-ups were even financed in the amount of 672 million euros, an amount never achieved either.

More than 13 million electronic transactions

Worldline, one of the world’s leading payment service providers, recorded an all-time record of over 13 million electronic transactions in Belgium on Friday, December 23rd. The previous record had been broken on July 1, 2022, the first day of summer sales, with 12,831,037 electronic transactions.

36.6 billion tons of CO2 from fossil sources

CO2 emissions produced by the consumption of fossil fuels – oil, gas or coal – arguably surpassed their record level in 2022 after the air hole due to Covid. Thus, CO2 emissions from fossil sources “forecast an increase of 1% compared to 2021, to reach 36.6 billion tons, slightly above the levels of 2019 before Covid-19”, according to a study.

Gas price reaches 346 euros/MWh

The price of gas is reaching historic highs. Before the Covid crisis, gas was 17 euros per megawatt-hour. It rose from March to 322 euros/MWh, ie +347% since the start of the war. Until the end of the summer, gas is being traded at 346 euros/MWh, a new absolute record.

The price of gasoline reaches 2.1380 euros per liter

During the month of June, the maximum price of gasoline 95 reached a new record of 2.1380 euros per litre, an unprecedented value in Belgium. The price of gasoline 98 will reach him, 2.3700 euros per liter. These increases are the result of rising oil prices.

Real estate increased by about 6%

In 2022, the price of a house was between 260,000 and 365,000 euros, an increase of 11% compared to 2021. The price of an apartment increased by just over 8% to reach 235,000 euros.

Inflation rose from 11.27% to 12.27% in October, the highest level since June 1975 (12.50%). Rampant inflation is mainly fueled by rising natural gas and electricity prices. The main price increases in October concerned:Despite the crisis, 100,000 new jobs were created in Belgium in 2022, a figure that had not been reached for 70 years. This high number is mainly due to the first six months of 2022, as well as the influence of the tertiary sector. Elon Musk won his bet: the head of Tesla and SpaceX reached a definitive agreement with the board of directors of Twitter to buy the social network at a price of 54.20 dollars per share, or about 44 billion dollars, and make It is a private company, not listed on the stock exchange.2 billion euros were raised in 2022 for the benefit of 286 companies. This new record attests today to the good resilience of Belgian start-ups in the face of the economic environment, and particularly in the health sector, fintech and in the “smart city and mobility” theme, while fee funds are decreasing globally by 20% at European market for 2021. In the Brussels-Capital region, 62 start-ups and scale-ups were also financed to the value of 672 million euros, an amount never achieved either. Worldline, one of the world’s leading payment service providers, recorded an all-time record of over 13 million electronic transactions in Belgium on Friday, December 23rd. The previous record was broken on July 1, 2022, the first day of the summer sales, with 12,831,037 electronic transactions. after the air hole due to Covid. Thus, CO2 emissions from fossil sources “forecast an increase of 1% compared to 2021, reaching 36.6 billion tons, slightly more than the levels of 2019 before Covid-19”, according to a study. tall. Before the Covid crisis, gas was 17 euros per megawatt-hour. It rose from March to 322 euros/MWh, ie +347% since the start of the war. Until the end of the summer, gas is traded at 346 euros/MWh, a new historic high. During the month of June, the maximum price of gasoline 95 reaches a new record, at 2,1380 euros per liter, Belgium. The price of gasoline 98 will reach him, 2.3700 euros per liter. These increases are the result of the rise in oil prices, which meanwhile increased by just over 8%, reaching 235 thousand euros.

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