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Trade

Total exports (2000)
$ 184,9 billion (10th ranking exporting nation in the world)

Total imports (2000)
$171,4 billion (10th ranking importing nation in the world)

The Belgian's Main Customers
France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Israel, India

The Belgian's Main Suppliers
Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA, Italy, Japan, Ireland, Sweden, China.

Structure of the
Belgian Exports
(% value)
Structure of the
Belgian Imports
(% value)
- Machinery & Mechanical Appliances : 16.2 %
- Chemical Products : 15.2 %
- Transport Equipment : 13.7 %
- Base Metals : 8.4 %
- Plastics & Rubber : 8.2 %
- Precious stones & Metals : 7.8 %
- Textiles : 5.5 %
- Mineral Products : 5.2 %
- Foodstuffs : 4.2 %
- Pulp & Paper : 2.8 %
- Vegetable Products : 2.3 %
- Live Animals Products : 2.3 %
- Others : 8.0 %
- Machinery & Mechanical Appliances : 18.5 %
- Chemical Products : 13.5 %
- Transport Equipment : 12.0 %
- Mineral Products : 9.7 %
- Precious Stones & Metals : 7.9 %
- Base Metals : 7.6 %
- Plastics & Rubber : 5.9 %
- Textiles : 4.9 %
- Foodstuffs : 3.7 %
- Vegetable Products : 2.7 %
- Paper & Pulp : 3.0 %
- Others : 10.6 %


Growth perspectives for 2001 :

GDP 2.5
Inflation 1.9

( Source : European Commission )


Belgian Export potentialities

- At the federal level :

The Belgian Foreign Trade Board (BFTB) promotes Belgian and Luxembourg industrial goods, techniques and services.
The BFTB handles the dissemination of information, the organisation of promotional events by coordination and collaboration with federal and regional authorities and the private sector.

- At the regional level :


Regional Foreign trade Bodies

Regional Economic & Commercial Attachés abroad

If you are looking for a Regional Economic & Commercial Attaché in a specific country.

Belgian Embassies & Consulates

www.diplobel.org

Fairs & Exhibitions in Belgium

To do business with Belgium, one of the best approach of the market is to participate to professionnal fairs and exhibitions.
The calender of these events is available at :
the Ministry of Economic Affairs,
section "Fairs & Exhibitions"
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 16
B - 1000 Brussels
Tel.: + 32 2 /206 50 04
Fax : + 32 2 /206 5761
URL : www.mineco.fgov.be

 

 


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