Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Belgium | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Belgium World Exports Value (US$) 370 879 193 628.00 407 595 914 298.00 475 957 504 390.00 446 854 421 188.00 511 505 015 004.00 472 201 274 292.00 397 739 156 690.00 398 306 080 228.00 430 092 419 275.00 468 643 264 452.00 311 015 394 150.00 298 313 366 885.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -21.39 9.899 16.771 -6.114 14.467 -7.683 -15.769 0.142 7.98 8.963 -33.634 -4.084
Imports Value (US$) 354 586 368 473.00 391 255 897 338.00 466 348 604 445.00 437 882 665 741.00 488 527 196 756.00 452 772 540 874.00 371 025 046 731.00 379 298 335 402.00 409 024 843 777.00 454 713 800 856.00 317 736 565 493.00 301 291 890 819.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -23.963 10.341 19.192 -6.104 11.565 -7.318 -18.054 2.229 7.837 11.17 -30.123 -5.175

The value of merchandise exports from Belgium totalled $ 298 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Belgium decreased by 4.08% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 12.7 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Belgium amounted to $311 billion in 2019)

Belgium's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Belgium in 2020:

  • Germany with a share of 16.6% (49 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 13.2% (39 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 11.5% (34 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.63% (25 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 6% (17.9 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.88% (14.5 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.86% (8.53 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 2.49% (7.45 billion US$)
  • Poland with a share of 2.37% (7.07 billion US$)
  • Luxembourg with a share of 1.92% (5.73 billion US$)

Exports structure from Belgium in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 15.5% (46 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 12% (35 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 7.09% (21 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.92% (20 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 6.12% (18.2 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.13% (15.3 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 5.07% (15.1 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3.74% (11.1 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.71% (11 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.84% (8.48 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Belgium export in 2020?

Belgium's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 8.08% ($24 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.
  • 7.63% ($22 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.
  • 6.93% ($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.
  • 3.5% ($10.4 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.
  • 2.74% ($8.17 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.62% ($7.83 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 1.93% ($5.76 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.33% ($3.98 billion): 7110 - Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.16% ($3.48 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 0.97% ($2.89 billion): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.

The value of merchandise imports to Belgium totalled $ 301 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Belgium decreased by 5.17% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 16.4 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Belgium was equal to $317 billion in 2019)

Belgium's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Belgium in 2020:

  • Netherlands with a share of 19% (57 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 14.3% (43 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 11.1% (33 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 5.34% (16.1 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.93% (14.8 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 4.9% (14.7 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 3.81% (11.4 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 3.69% (11.1 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.02% (9.12 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 2.69% (8.12 billion US$)

Imports structure to Belgium in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 12.7% (38 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 12% (36 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.43% (25 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.16% (24 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.55% (19.7 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.22% (18.7 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 4.71% (14.2 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.79% (11.4 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.96% (8.94 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.43% (7.32 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Belgium import in 2020?

Belgium's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 7.27% ($21 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.
  • 6.58% ($19.8 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.
  • 5.54% ($16.7 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.
  • 2.91% ($8.76 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 2.79% ($8.41 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.
  • 2.71% ($8.19 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 2.64% ($7.97 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.31% ($6.96 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 1.56% ($4.72 billion): 7112 - Waste and scrap of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal; other waste and scrap containing precious metal or precious metal compounds, of a kind used principally for the recovery of precious metal.
  • 1.55% ($4.69 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.

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Belgium | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020