Belgium Business Information



Belgium is a highly developed and densely populated country centrally located at the “heart” of Europe. It is one of the founding members of the European Union, and Brussels, its capital, is also the capital of Europe.

The standard of living in Belgium is among the highest in the world, as it boasts excellent food, housing, health-care, education and infrastructure, as well as high productivity and low poverty. It also is a significant economic partner to the U.S. with bilateral trade amounting to over $35 billion in 2006.



Belgium Quickstats

  • Population: 10,392,226 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 30,528 sq km
  • Density: 344.32 /km² (2006)
  • GDP (total): $316.2 billion (30th)
  • GDP (per capita): $31,400 (13th)
  • Literacy: 99%

Languages of Belgium

Useful to know

  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Dial code: +32

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Belgium Internet

  • Usage: 5,100,000
  • Penetration: 1.6 %
  • Top Domain: .be

WT eBusiness info:

  • Success Ranking: 100
  • Market testing: Untested
  • Overall risk: High
  • Overall reward: Low


  • Tourism: 10%
  • eCommerce: 10%
  • Gaming: 10%
  • eLearning: 10%

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