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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 11,351,727 people, it is ranked at 81º position by population of 196 countries and it has a high population density, con 372 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 452,170 millions of euros510,817 millions of dollars, ( 103.1% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is 39,833€ euros per inhabitant44,999$ dollars per inhabitant.

The last annual rate of CPI published in Belgium was on May of 2018 and it was 1.8%.

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 0.896 points in 2015, leaving it in 22th place in the table of 188 countries published.

If the reason to visit Belgium are business, you must know it's in the 52th 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 [+]2018Q19,793€
Annual GDP [+]2017437,204M.€
Annual GDP [+]2017493,909M.$
GDP per capita [+]201738,500€
GDP per capita [+]201743,510$
Quarterly GDP [+]2018Q1111,166M.€
Debt [+]2017452,170
Debt [+]2017510,817
Debt (%GDP) [+]2017103.10%
Debt Per Capita [+]201739,833€
Debt Per Capita [+]201744,999$
Deficit (M.€) [+]2017-4,523
Deficit (M.$) [+]2017-5,109
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2017-1.00%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]2017228,976.1
Expenditure (M.$) [+]2017258,674.3
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]201426,344.4
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]201435,027.6
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201411.97%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]201633,842.1
Gov. Health Exp.(M.$) [+]201637,459.8
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201415.10%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]20163,670.8
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]20164,065.7
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20162.10%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201752.20%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]201720,171€
Expenditure Per Capita [+]201722,787$
Education Expenditure P.C [+]20142,357€
Education Expenditure P.C [+]20143,133$
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]20162,992€
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]20163,312$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2016325€
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2016359$
Moody's Rating [+]03/03/2017Aa3
S&P Rating [+]11/25/2011AA
Fitch Rating [+]06/01/2018AA-
Corruption Index [+]201775
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201720º
Fragile States Index [+]201530.4
RTI Raking [+]11/01/2016101º
Innovation Ranking [+]201727º
Labour
Unemployment Rate [+]April 20186.3%
Unemployment rate [+]2017Q46.4%
Unemployed [+]2017Q4321 m.
NMW [+]20181,874.0 $
NMW [+]20181,562.6 €
Average Wage [+]201747,324€
Average Wage [+]201753,462$
Human Capital Ranking [+]201610º
Markets
US Dollar exchange rate [+]12/31/199834.3600
10-Year Bond Yield [+]06/22/20180.73%
Risk Premium [+]06/22/201840
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]06/21/2018-6.29%
Prices
CPI (overall index) [+]May 20181.8%
HICP [+]May 20182.3%
PPI Year on Year [+]April 20184.2%
Money Market
Key rates [+]10/17/20170%
Business
Doing Business [+]201852º
IPI Year on Year [+]April 20183.1%
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 [+]2017381,020.6 M.€
Exports [+]2017429,528.1 M.$
Exports % GDP [+]201787.15%
Imports [+]2017360,172.7 M.€
Imports [+]2017403,099.0 M.$
Imports % GDP [+]201782.38%
Trade balance [+]201720,847.9 M.€
Trade balance [+]201726,429.1 M.$
Trade balance % GDP [+]20174.77%
Retail Sales YoY [+]April 2018-1.5%
Socio-Demography
Density [+]2016372
Population [+]201611,351,727
Immigrant stock [+]20171,268,411
Remittance received (M.$) [+]20169,867.3
% Immigrant [+]201711.17%
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]20165,770.0
Emigrant stock [+]2017562,626
% Emigrant [+]20174.96%
HDI [+]20150.896
Global Peace Ranking [+]201821º
Gender Gap Ranking [+]201624º
Ranking [+]201524º
Birth Rate [+]201610.80‰
Fertility Rate [+]20161.68
Crude death rate [+]20169.50‰
Life expectancy [+]201681.50
Crude marriage rate [+]20163.90‰
Crude divorce rate [+]20162.10‰
Number of homicides [+]2015220
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20151.95
% risk of poverty [+]201615.5%
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20168.31