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Belgium - Economic overview

Contents extracted from the comprehensive atlas of international trade by Export Entreprises

General economic indicators

GDP (billions USD)472515484507528
GDP (annual % change, constant prices)22-1
GDP per capita43.5946.843.6245.5447.17
General government balance-4-4-3-3-2
Inflation rate23311
Current account (billions USD)9-6-8-4-1
Current account (annual % change)2-1-2-1-
Unemployment rate87899


Value added (annual % change)-4-22-
Value added (in % of GDP)1111-
Value added (in % of total employment)2111-


Value added (annual % change)-841-2-
Value added (in % of GDP)22232222-
Value added (in % of total employment)24232322-


Value added (annual % change)-113-
Value added (in % of GDP)77777777-
Value added (in % of total employment)75757677-

Exchange Rate

Exchange Rate11111

Foreign trade in figures

Imports of goods351.94393.27466.62439.13450.3
Exports of goods369.85408.75476.11446.53468.82
Imports of services72.8281.7488.5991.396.04
Exports of services79.4790.9596.1299.52101.46
Imports of goods and services (annual % change)-9871-
Growth rate of exports of goods and services (in %)-9862-
Trade Balance-4.5-5.6-14.43-13.74-
Current account3.52-
Share of foreign trade in GDP145158169171-
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP71788485-
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP7488586-

Exchanged goods

FDI in figures

FDI inward flow193.9560.96385.676103.28-1.614
FDI stock853.508967.601952.887993.1791.010.967
Performance Index*, ranking on 141 economies1/1811/1812/1812/181
Potential Index**, ranking on 141 economies15/141--32/177
Number of Greenfield investments***2241451514398
FDI (in % of GFCF****)171629197-2
FDI (in % of GDP)168204202193209
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