Although there is a lot to tell about Belgian foreign trade, most of the figures speak for themselves. The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency therefore provides a whole range of structured figures on Belgium's trade with other countries.
Top 3 of Belgian export products (January - June 2023)
With €52.0 billion, Germany remained our number one client after the first six months of 2023. However, exports to this country were down by 13.4% (€-8.1 billion) when compared to a year earlier. France was positioned in second place with exports amounting to €37.9 billion. In comparison to the first six months of 2022, exports had decreased by 3.9% (€-1.5 billion). Finally, Belgian exports to the Netherlands have fallen by 9.6% (€-3.9 billion) in value to €36.3 billion after the first semester of 2023.
The Netherlands have maintained their position as the number one supplier of goods of Belgium. However, imports from this country decreased by 8.8% (€-4.7 billion) to €48.5 billion after the first six months of 2023. Germany remained in second place with imports amounting to €32.6 billion, which is a drop of 10.0% (€-3.6 billion) when compared to the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, France held on to third place with €26.7 billion (+2.5% or €+641.2 million).
Belgian Foreign Trade Study
The different editions of the Belgian Foreign Trade study provide you with an overall picture of Belgian foreign trade in recent years. The visual design of these publications (in English) ensures that the figures are perfectly reflected.
World Trade Study
The World Trade publication is drawn up based on the WTO’s figures. In addition to outlining the evolution of world trade, this publication also covers Belgium’s global ranking as an importer and exporter of goods and services.