Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-11-15
Reporting period: 2002 - 2019
Timeseries: 175 million
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Belgium | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Belgium World Exports Value (US$) 471 797 820 094.00 370 879 193 628.00 407 595 914 298.00 475 957 504 390.00 446 854 421 188.00 511 505 015 004.00 472 201 274 292.00 397 739 156 690.00 398 306 080 228.00 430 092 419 275.00 468 643 264 452.00 445 214 432 962.00
Imports Value (US$) 466 338 013 887.00 354 586 368 473.00 391 255 897 338.00 466 348 604 445.00 437 882 665 741.00 488 527 196 756.00 452 772 540 874.00 371 025 046 731.00 379 298 335 402.00 409 024 843 777.00 454 713 800 856.00 426 489 084 673.00

The value of merchandise exports from Belgium totalled $ 445 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Belgium decreased by 4.99% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 23 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Belgium amounted to $468 billion in 2018)

Belgium's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Belgium in 2019:

  • Germany with a share of 17.8% (79 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 14% (62 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 12% (53 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 7.6% (33 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.21% (27 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.95% (22 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.79% (12.4 billion US$)
  • Poland with a share of 2.2% (9.83 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 1.78% (7.95 billion US$)
  • Luxembourg with a share of 1.77% (7.92 billion US$)

Exports structure from Belgium in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 12.4% (55 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 11.8% (52 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 8.23% (36 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.2% (32 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.87% (30 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 6.77% (30 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.07% (18.1 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.82% (17 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.34% (14.8 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.93% (13 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Belgium export in 2019?

Belgium's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 8.53% ($37 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.
  • 6.32% ($28 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.
  • 6.13% ($27 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.
  • 4.98% ($22 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.
  • 2.6% ($11.6 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.08% ($9.26 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 1.45% ($6.49 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.26% ($5.62 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 1.21% ($5.4 billion): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 0.978% ($4.35 billion): 3902 - Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms.

The value of merchandise imports to Belgium totalled $ 426 billion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to Belgium decreased by 6.2% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 28 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Belgium was equal to $454 billion in 2018)

Belgium's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Belgium in 2019:

  • Netherlands with a share of 17.3% (74 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 13.2% (56 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 9.74% (41 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.53% (32 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 4.51% (19.2 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 4.4% (18.7 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 4.37% (18.6 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.63% (15.5 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.93% (12.5 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.32% (9.93 billion US$)

Imports structure to Belgium in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13.3% (57 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 11.9% (50 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.6% (45 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 7.99% (34 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.02% (29 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 5.15% (21 billion US$): 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
  • 4.42% (18.8 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.65% (15.5 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3% (12.8 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.81% (11.9 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Belgium import in 2019?

Belgium's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 9.2% ($39 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.
  • 5.5% ($23 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.
  • 4.75% ($20 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.
  • 4.62% ($19.7 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.
  • 4.32% ($18.4 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 2.43% ($10.4 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.05% ($8.76 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.99% ($8.51 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 1.86% ($7.96 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.29% ($5.54 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$) | 2008 - 2019