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Belgium  

Belgium, is a country located at Western Europe, it has an area of 30,530 Km2, and it may be considered quite a small country.

Belgium, with a population of 11,413,058 people, it is ranked at 80º position by population of 196 countries and it has a high population density, con 374 people per km2.

The capital is Brussels and its currency is Euros

Belgium is holding the 25 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2017 was 453,994 millions of euros512,877 millions of dollars, ( 103.4% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is 39,778€ euros per inhabitant44,938$ dollars per inhabitant.

The last annual rate of CPI published in Belgium was on January of 2019 and it was 2%.

In terms of the human development index (HDI) of Belgium, which is the index used by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country, was 0.916 points in 2017, leaving it in 17th place in the table of 189 countries published.

If the reason to visit Belgium are business, you must know it's in the 45th of the Doing Business ranking , which provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms.

In the tables at the bottom of the page, you can see more information about the economy and demography of Belgium, if you want to see information about other countries click here

Brussels: Monthly Temp.
Brussels: Monthly Rainfall
Belgium Economy
Comptes nationaux - Government
Qu. GDP Per Capita [+]2018Q39,872€
Annual GDP [+]2017439,052M.€
Annual GDP [+]2017492,681M.$
GDP per capita [+]201738,700€
GDP per capita [+]201743,168$
Quarterly GDP [+]2018Q3112,667M.€
Debt [+]2017453,994
Debt [+]2017512,877
Debt (%GDP) [+]2017103.40%
Debt Per Capita [+]201739,778€
Debt Per Capita [+]201744,938$
Deficit (M.€) [+]2017-3,874
Deficit (M.$) [+]2017-4,376
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2017-0.90%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]2017228,985.8
Expenditure (M.$) [+]2017258,685.3
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]201526,931.0
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]201529,830.9
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201512.17%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]201734,508.3
Gov. Health Exp.(M.$) [+]201738,984.0
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201615.84%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]20173,993.1
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]20174,480.9
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20171.73%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201752.20%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]201720,063€
Expenditure Per Capita [+]201722,666$
Education Expenditure P.C [+]20152,398€
Education Expenditure P.C [+]20152,655$
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]20173,040€
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]20173,434$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2017352€
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2017393$
Moody's Rating [+]03/03/2017Aa3
S&P Rating [+]11/25/2011AA
Fitch Rating [+]11/30/2018AA-
Corruption Index [+]201875
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201821º
Fragile States Index [+]201829.7
RTI Raking [+]09/28/2018111º
Innovation Ranking [+]201825º
Labour
Unemployment Rate [+]December 20185.5%
Unemployment rate [+]2018Q35.9%
Unemployed [+]2018Q3300 m.
NMW [+]20191,824.9 $
NMW [+]20191,593.8 €
Average Wage [+]201747,324€
Average Wage [+]201753,462$
Human Capital Ranking [+]201715º
Markets
US Dollar exchange rate [+]02/22/20190.8830
10-Year Bond Yield [+]02/22/20190.67%
Risk Premium [+]02/22/201958
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]02/21/201910.56%
Prices
CPI (overall index) [+]January 20192.0%
HICP [+]January 20191.8%
PPI Year on Year [+]December 20187.1%
Money Market
Key rates [+]10/17/20170%
Business
Doing Business [+]201945º
IPI Year on Year [+]November 20182.6%
Passengers vehicles Year [+]June 2017552,215
Annual Vehicles/ 1,000 p. [+]June 201756.06
Motor vehicle production [+]2017379,140
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2015568.13
Taxes
Standard VAT [+]01/01/200621.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]201760.2%
Trade
Exports [+]2018392,986.1 M.€
Exports [+]2017430,142.0 M.$
Exports % GDP [+]201786.87%
Imports [+]2018379,162.2 M.€
Imports [+]2017406,416.0 M.$
Imports % GDP [+]201782.52%
Trade balance [+]201813,824.3 M.€
Trade balance [+]201723,726.0 M.$
Trade balance % GDP [+]20174.34%
Retail Sales YoY [+]December 2018-1.4%
Socio-Demography
Ranking [+]201524º
Density [+]2017374
Global Peace Ranking [+]201821º
Crude divorce rate [+]20162.10‰
Remittance received (M.$) [+]201710,273.0
% Immigrant [+]201711.11%
% Emigrant [+]20174.93%
Birth Rate [+]201710.50‰
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]20176,021.6
Crude death rate [+]20179.60‰
Fertility Rate [+]20161.68
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20151.95
Crude marriage rate [+]20173.90‰
% risk of poverty [+]201615.5%
Population [+]201711,413,058
Immigrant stock [+]20171,268,411
Emigrant stock [+]2017562,626
HDI [+]20170.916
Gender Gap Ranking [+]201832º
Life expectancy [+]201681.50
Number of homicides [+]2015220
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20179.12