Indicators of economy in Belgium

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2019 was at about 11.160 US Dollar per capita. The GDP in Belgium reached 46.117 US Dollar per capita. The gross national product has been at 47.350 US Dollar per capita.

Inflation in Belgium was in 2019 at around 1.44%. For the the EU, the average of the same was year at 1.63%.

Compared to Germany, the prices of daily necessities are approximately 8.30% higher.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 75 and is compared to other countries good.


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Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2019

Unemployment rates Belgium

Economic performance 2019

 Belgium
Total
Belgium
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP529.61 bn USD46,116.70 USD15,592.80 tn USD30,315.74 USD
Gross national product543.72 bn USD47,345.45 USD15,985.73 tn USD31,079.69 USD


8 of the 2000 largest listed companies in the world originate from Belgium. This is determined annually in the "Forbes Global 2000" list. The 8 largest companies in the country were in 2020:

Rank 56: Anheuser-Busch InBev (Leuven)
Rank 260: KBC Group (Brussels)
Rank 618: Ageas (Brussels)
Rank 1102: UCB (Brussels)
Rank 1186: Solvay (Brussels)
Rank 1271: Umicore (Brussels)
Rank 1464: Sofina (Brussels)
Rank 1470: Colruyt (Halle)

Development of the Gross domestic product in billion US Dollar 1979 - 2019


GDP Belgium

Household debt and deficits 2018


 Belgium
Total
Belgium
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Gross debt542.85 bn USD47,269.66 USD15,016.71 tn USD29,195.71 USD
Budget deficit3.66 bn USD318.35 USD117.16 bn USD227.78 USD

Debt budget development
Development of inflation
Corruption in Belgium
Cost of living in a global comparison

Im- and Exports 2019

 Belgium
Total
Belgium
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Exports431.90 bn USD37,608.84 USD8,590.51 bn USD16,701.80 USD
Imports431.75 bn USD37,595.87 USD8,032.20 bn USD15,616.32 USD


Development of imports and exports in billion US dollars 2002 - 2019


Exports
Imports