Selected indicators for Belgium

Population

Population, Million persons, 1998-2018
Population, Annual growth rate (%), 2018

11.4 million

Growth rate: 0.5%

Income inequality

Income inequality, 0 = complete equality; 1 = complete inequality, latest available year

Education

Mathematics performance (PISA), Mean score, 2018
Reading performance (PISA), Mean score, 2018
Science performance (PISA), Mean score, 2018

CO2 emissions

Air and GHG emissions, Carbon dioxide (CO2), latest available year

7.9 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2019

54 545 US$ per capita

Debt

Household debt, % of net disposable income, 2018
General government debt, % of GDP, 2018

Household debt:
115.0 % of disposable income

Government debt:
118.1 % of GDP

Tax

Tax on personal income, % of GDP, 2018

Tax on personal income:
12.1 % of GDP

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Country profile of Belgium

AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Agricultural landIndicator 480 Permanent pasture
Hectares
2018
Belgium
Hectares
Permanent pasture
Hectares
1999-2018
Belgium (red)
Permanent pasture
Hectares
2018
Belgium (red)
Agricultural supportIndicator
Crop productionIndicator
Fish landingsIndicator 14 858.0 National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2018
Belgium
Tonnes
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2018
Belgium (red)
Nutrient balanceIndicator 132.0 Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2015
Belgium
Kilograms/hectare
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
1996-2015
Belgium (red)
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2017

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DevelopmentLatestTrendRanking
Distribution of net ODAIndicator 421.8 Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2018
Belgium
Million US dollars
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
1999-2018
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2018
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Grants by private agencies and NGOsIndicator 286.3 Total
Million US dollars
2016
Belgium
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1996-2016
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Net ODAIndicator 0.4 ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2019
Belgium
% of gross national income
ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2018-2019
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2019
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Private flowsIndicator 1 758.5 Total
Million US dollars
2018
Belgium
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1999-2018
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2017
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total official and private flowsIndicator 3 945.6 Total
Million US dollars
2018
Belgium
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1999-2018
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2018
Belgium (red), DAC Countries (black)

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator 95.56 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
May-2020
Belgium
Long-term average = 100
Household disposable incomeIndicator 0.9 Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2018
Belgium
Annual growth rate (%)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
1999-2018
Belgium (red)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2018
Belgium (red)
Labour compensation per hour workedIndicator 2.2 Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2019
Belgium
Annual growth rate (%)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2000-2019
Belgium (red)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2019
Belgium (red)
Net national incomeIndicator 42 748 Total
US dollars/capita
2018
Belgium
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2018
Belgium (red)
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 81.7 Exports
% of GDP
2019
Belgium
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
2000-2019
Belgium (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2019
Belgium (red)

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Education spendingIndicator 17 320 Tertiary
US dollars/student
2015
Belgium
US dollars/student
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2005-2015
Belgium (red)
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2016
Belgium (red)
Mathematics performance (PISA)Indicator 514 Boys
Mean score
2018
Belgium
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2003-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Belgium (red)
Reading performance (PISA)Indicator 482 Boys
Mean score
2018
Belgium
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2000-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Belgium (red)
Science performance (PISA)Indicator 501 Boys
Mean score
2018
Belgium
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2006-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Belgium (red)
Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET)Indicator 3.8 15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2018
Belgium
% in same age group
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)

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EnergyLatestTrendRanking
Crude oil productionIndicator 0.0 Total
Thousand toe
2017
Belgium
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1998-2017
Belgium (red)
Total
Thousand toe
2017
Belgium (red)
Infrastructure investmentIndicator 655 906 000.00 Road
Euro
2017
Belgium
Euro
Road
Euro
1998-2017
Belgium (red)
Road
Euro
2018
Passenger transportIndicator 119 500.0 Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2016
Belgium
Million passenger-kilometres
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
1997-2016
Belgium (red)
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2016
Belgium (red)
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.11 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2018
Belgium
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
1999-2018
Belgium (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2018
Belgium (red)
Road accidentsIndicator 54 Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2017
Belgium
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
1998-2017
Belgium (red)
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2017
Belgium (red)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 7.9 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2018
Belgium
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
1999-2018
Belgium (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2018
Belgium (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator 409.2 Total
Kilograms/capita
2018
Belgium
Kilograms/capita
Total
Kilograms/capita
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Kilograms/capita
2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Water withdrawalsIndicator 3 994.1 Total
Million m3
2015
Belgium
Million m3
Total
Million m3
1996-2015
Belgium (red)
Total
Million m3
2016

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 0.0 Total
% per annum
Jun-2020
Belgium
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Nov-2018-Jun-2020
Belgium (red)
Total
% per annum
May-2020
Belgium (red)
Net pension replacement ratesIndicator 66.2 Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2018
Belgium
% of pre-retirement earnings
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2018
Belgium (red)
Net pension wealthIndicator 11.6 Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2018
Belgium
Multiple of annual gross earnings
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2018
Belgium (red)
Short-term interest ratesIndicator -0.4 Total
% per annum
Jun-2020
Belgium
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Nov-2018-Jun-2020
Belgium (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Jun-2020
Belgium (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)

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GovernmentLatestTrendRanking
General government spendingIndicator 52.1 Total
% of GDP
2018
Belgium
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1999-2018
Belgium (red)
Total
% of GDP
2018
Belgium (red)
Government reservesIndicator 11 731.6 Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Belgium
SDR millions
Total
SDR millions
Q1-2010-Q4-2014
Belgium (red)
Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Belgium (red)
Tax on corporate profitsIndicator 4.4 Total
% of GDP
2018
Belgium
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
Tax revenueIndicator 44.8 Total
% of GDP
2018
Belgium
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
Tax wedgeIndicator 52.2 Total
% of labour cost
2019
Belgium
% of labour cost
Total
% of labour cost
2000-2019
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of labour cost
2019
Belgium (red), OECD - Average (black)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Health spendingIndicator 5 428 Total
US dollars/capita
2019
Belgium
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
2000-2019
Belgium (red)
Total
US dollars/capita
2019
Belgium (red)
Hospital bedsIndicator 5.6 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2019
Belgium
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2000-2019
Belgium (red)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2018
Belgium (red)
Length of hospital stayIndicator 6.60 Acute care
Days
2018
Belgium
Days
Acute care
Days
2000-2018
Belgium (red)
Acute care
Days
2018
Belgium (red)
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 79.4 Men
Years
2018
Belgium
Years
Men
Years
1999-2018
Belgium (red)
Men
Years
2018
Belgium (red)
Overweight or obese populationIndicator 55.4 Measured
% of population aged 15+
2018
Belgium
% of population aged 15+
Measured
% of population aged 15+
2014-2018
Belgium (red)

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 2.8 Total
% of GDP
2018
Belgium
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
ICT value addedIndicator 4.5 Total
% of value added
2011
Belgium
% of value added
Total
% of value added
2011
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Internet accessIndicator 89.7 Total
% of all households
2019
Belgium
% of all households
Total
% of all households
2005-2019
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of all households
2019
Belgium (red)
Mobile broadband subscriptionsIndicator 78.3 Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2019
Belgium
Per 100 inhabitants
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2009-Q2-2019
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2019
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Triadic patent familiesIndicator 408.0 Total
Number
2017
Belgium
Number
Total
Number
1998-2017
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2017
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Average wagesIndicator 52 079.6 Total
US dollars
2018
Belgium
US dollars
Total
US dollars
1999-2018
Belgium (red)
Total
US dollars
2018
Belgium (red)
Employment rateIndicator 65.3 Total
% of working age population
Q1-2020
Belgium
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q2-2015-Q1-2020
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q1-2020
Belgium (red)
Hours workedIndicator 1 583 Total
Hours/worker
2018
Belgium
Hours/worker
Total
Hours/worker
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Hours/worker
2019
OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 43.5 Total
% of unemployed
2019
Belgium
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
2000-2019
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2019
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Self-employment rateIndicator 14.2 Total
% of employment
2019
Belgium
% of employment
Total
% of employment
2000-2019
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of employment
2019
Belgium (red)

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Fertility ratesIndicator 1.60 Total
Children/woman
2018
Belgium
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
1999-2018
Belgium (red)
Total
Children/woman
2018
Belgium (red)
National population distributionIndicator 83.4 Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Belgium
Percentage
Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Permanent immigrant inflowsIndicator 100 190.0 Total
Number
2016
Belgium
Number
Total
Number
2005-2016
Belgium (red)
Total
Number
2016
Belgium (red)
Poverty rateIndicator 0.10 Total
Ratio
2017
Belgium
Ratio
Total
Ratio
2004-2017
Belgium (red)
Total
Ratio
2017
Belgium (red)
Social spendingIndicator 28.9 Public
% of GDP
2018
Belgium
% of GDP
Public
% of GDP
1999-2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)
Public
% of GDP
2018
Belgium (red), OECD - Total (black)

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