The economic studies aim to provide the reader with a macroeconomic overview. They also list the key sectors that offer important opportunities for our Belgian export companies.
  • Economic study United States (May 2022)

    The United States is the world's largest economy, ahead of the People's Republic of China. Thanks in particular to the Biden administration's U.S. stimulus package, Uncle Sam's country has recovered quickly, with GDP growth reaching higher levels than before the pandemic in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.

    Investment and household consumption will be the main drivers of U.S. growth in 2022, with the IMF forecasting robust GDP growth of 5.2 percent. This growth in U.S. GDP is also due to the recovery in international economic activity, particularly with the European Union, the U.S.' largest trading partner in terms of exports. Indeed, thanks to the long-standing close transatlantic relationship based on shared values, trade flows between the U.S. and the EU have resumed in earnest.

    It is in this context that the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency, in cooperation with its partners, the FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade, AWEX and, is organizing a joint economic mission to the United States of America (Atlanta, New York and Boston) from 4 to 12 June 2022.

    Consult our study for an analysis of the American economy.

    Document only available in French and Dutch.

  • Watch the interview with HE Michael M. Adler, Ambassador of the United States of America to Belgium, regarding the mission to the United States in June 2022:

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  • Economic study Uruguay (June 2018)

    Uruguay is in the longest sustained period of growth in its history. This is based on a sizeable service sector and strong exports of agricultural goods. With stable macroeconomic prospects, Uruguay aspires to become a hub in Latin America. The country not only offers access to its own market, but is also a gateway to the entire Mercosur, and far beyond, thanks to its free trade zones.

    This study was realised on the occasion of the Belgian economic mission to Argentina and Uruguay in June 2018.

    Document only available in French and Dutch.

  • Economic study Vietnam (January 2012)

    In these times of economic crisis, the Vietnamese economy is generating growth that developed countries can only dream of. Thanks to its young, growing population and the numerous reforms undertaken by the authorities, Vietnam has become one of the most dynamic economies in South-East Asia.

    Especially the health care, the agro-food industry, energy and construction will develop faster in the coming years. These sectors will therefore receive special attention during the Belgian economic mission presided by HRH Prince Philippe, which will take place from 10 to 16 March 2012.

    This study was realised on the occasion of the Belgian economic mission to Vietnam in March 2012.

    Document only available in French and Dutch.