Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Belgium | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESBelgiumWorldExportsValue (US$)407,595,914,298.00475,957,504,390.00446,854,421,188.00511,505,015,004.00472,201,274,292.00397,739,156,690.00398,306,080,228.00430,092,419,275.00468,643,264,452.00311,015,394,150.00296,130,587,976.33336,468,392,415.94
Value Growth, YoY (%)9.8916.77-6.1114.46-7.68-15.760.147.988.96-33.63-4.7813.62
ImportsValue (US$)391,255,897,338.00466,348,604,445.00437,882,665,741.00488,527,196,756.00452,772,540,874.00371,025,046,731.00379,298,335,402.00409,024,843,777.00454,713,800,856.00317,736,565,493.00294,178,865,005.49344,684,643,196.68
Value Growth, YoY (%)10.3419.19-6.1011.56-7.31-18.052.227.8311.17-30.12-7.4117.16

The value of merchandise exports from Belgium totalled $ 336 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Belgium increased by 13.6% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 40 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Belgium amounted to $296 billion in 2020)

Belgium's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Belgium in 2021:

  • Germany with a share of 17% (57 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 13.4% (45 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 12.1% (40 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.05% (23 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 6.29% (21 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.18% (14 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.61% (8.81 billion US$)
  • Poland with a share of 2.42% (8.15 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.09% (7.05 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 1.83% (6.16 billion US$)

Exports structure from Belgium in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 18.6% (62 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 9.81% (33 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 9.55% (32 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.36% (21 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.31% (21 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.5% (18.5 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 5.21% (17.5 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 4.03% (13.5 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.12% (10.5 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.59% (8.73 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Belgium export in 2021?

Belgium's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 11.9% ($40 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc
  • 6.31% ($21 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
  • 5.8% ($19.5 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
  • 5.06% ($17 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 3.13% ($10.5 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set
  • 2.85% ($9.59 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 1.76% ($5.93 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05
  • 1.48% ($4.99 billion): 7110 - Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 1.16% ($3.91 billion): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms
  • 1.14% ($3.85 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only

The value of merchandise imports to Belgium totalled $ 344 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Belgium increased by 17.1% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 50 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Belgium was equal to $294 billion in 2020)

Belgium's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Belgium in 2021:

  • Netherlands with a share of 20% (72 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 15.9% (54 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 10.2% (35 billion US$)
  • Ireland with a share of 5.51% (19 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 4.77% (16.4 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.34% (14.9 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 3.34% (11.5 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 3.12% (10.7 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.86% (9.89 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.18% (7.52 billion US$)

Imports structure to Belgium in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13.6% (46 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 13% (44 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 9.94% (34 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 7.98% (27 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 7.33% (25 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.58% (19.2 billion US$): 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
  • 4.82% (16.6 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.65% (12.5 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.01% (10.3 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.54% (8.77 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Belgium import in 2021?

Belgium's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 7.96% ($27 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc
  • 5.97% ($20 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
  • 4.79% ($16.5 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 4.74% ($16.3 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
  • 4.4% ($15.1 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 3.07% ($10.5 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 2.88% ($9.94 billion): 2934 - Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds
  • 2.8% ($9.68 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set
  • 2.23% ($7.69 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05
  • 1.54% ($5.33 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

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Belgium | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021