Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Belgium | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Belgium World Exports Value (US$) 431 743 842 738.00 471 797 820 094.00 370 879 193 628.00 407 595 914 298.00 475 957 504 390.00 446 854 421 188.00 511 505 015 004.00 472 201 274 292.00 397 739 156 690.00 398 033 265 360.00 429 980 167 539.00 466 653 579 977.00
Imports Value (US$) 413 035 800 320.00 466 338 013 887.00 354 586 368 473.00 391 255 897 338.00 466 348 604 445.00 437 882 665 741.00 488 527 196 756.00 452 772 540 874.00 371 025 046 731.00 372 712 712 544.00 406 412 281 148.00 450 388 977 141.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Belgium totalled $ 466 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Belgium increased by 8.52% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 36 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Belgium amounted to $429 billion in 2017)

Belgium's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Belgium in 2018:

  • Germany with a share of 17.7% (82 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 14.4% (67 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 12.2% (56 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 7.96% (37 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 5.2% (24 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 5.1% (23 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.8% (13.1 billion US$)
  • Poland with a share of 2.14% (9.99 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2% (9.35 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 1.76% (8.25 billion US$)

Exports structure from Belgium in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 11% (51 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 10.1% (47 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 9.41% (43 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.07% (37 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 7.19% (33 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.16% (33 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.23% (19.7 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.02% (18.7 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.09% (14.4 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.89% (13.5 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Belgium export in 2018?

Belgium's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 7.31% ($34 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 6.77% ($31 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 5.86% ($27 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3.79% ($17.7 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 3.21% ($14.9 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.91% ($13.6 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 1.64% ($7.66 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.38% ($6.44 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.31% ($6.13 billion): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 1.31% ($6.12 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.

The value of total merchandise imports to Belgium totalled $ 450 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Belgium increased by 10.8% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 43 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Belgium was equal to $406 billion in 2017)

Belgium's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Belgium in 2018:

  • Netherlands with a share of 17.9% (80 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 12.9% (58 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 9.38% (42 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.89% (31 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 5.14% (23 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 4.67% (21 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 3.97% (17.8 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.41% (15.3 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.59% (11.7 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.43% (10.9 billion US$)

Imports structure to Belgium in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 13.9% (62 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 12.5% (56 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.97% (40 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 8.25% (37 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 7.77% (35 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.44% (20 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.08% (18.3 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.94% (17.7 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.31% (14.9 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.85% (12.8 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Belgium import in 2018?

Belgium's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 8.54% ($38 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 5.28% ($23 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.51% ($20 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 4.33% ($19.5 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 4.03% ($18.1 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 3.2% ($14.4 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 3.07% ($13.8 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.95% ($13.3 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 1.8% ($8.14 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.25% ($5.64 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.

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Belgium | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018