City Profile - Brussels; Comprehensive overview of the city, PEST analysis and analysis of key industries including technology, tourism and hospitality, construction and retail.

Brussels metropolitan region is the most populous among the three Belgium regions and de facto capital of the European Union. The city with strong presence of service sector is a key contributor to the Belgium economy contributing around 30.0% of the national GDP. The region's economy is dominated by tourism, financial intermediation, real estate; wholesale and retail trade; hotels and restaurants.

Synopsis

“City Profile - Brussels” provides historical and forecast data on key city level metrics along with analytical coverage of the latest political, economic, social, technological, infrastructural, legal and environmental issues affecting Brussels. The report contains detailed tourism, retail, construction, technology and public infrastructure data and insight into economic, social, and industry trends.

Scope

- The service sectors remain the key contributors to the regional economy - and the major employers.

- Despite the strong economy the region is experiencing slightly higher unemployment rate of 11.1% and is projected to ease over the next three years.

- Brussels is one of the key tourist destinations in Europe, for both domestic and international tourists. The tourism and hospitality sectors experienced healthy growth in 2017. Strong performance is observed in the construction sector with increasing, number of building permits issued and building completions.

Reasons to buy

- Gain a comprehensive knowledge of future economic and demographic trends and understand the performance of various sectors within the city.

- Analyze and understand the business environment in the city to align your investment and expansion strategies.

- The report helps to drive a conclusion in choosing a suitable city to invest or expand according to your business structure.

- Explore new opportunities in the hospitality, tourism, construction, real estate and retail sectors.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

City Snapshot 2

PEST Analysis 6

Political 6

Economic 7

Social 16

Technology and Infrastructure 21

Communications 21

Internal Transport Networks 21 ...

Table of Contents

City Snapshot 2

PEST Analysis 6

Political 6

Economic 7

Social 16

Technology and Infrastructure 21

Communications 21

Internal Transport Networks 21

Connectivity 22

Airports 23

Ports 25

Business Environment Analysis 26

Travel and Tourism 27

Tourism Flows 27

Hotels 29

Attractions 31

Events 31

Construction and Real Estate 32

Investment 32

Real Estate Market 33

Retail 34

Retail Market 34

Consumption, Income and Prices 34

Appendix 35

Sources 35

Further Reading 35

Ask the Analyst 35

About MarketLine 35

Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Brussels metropolitan region - key facts (estimates), 2017 2

Table 2: Brussels metropolitan region - real GDP growth, 2000-25 9

Table 3 ...

List of Tables

Table 1: Brussels metropolitan region - key facts (estimates), 2017 2

Table 2: Brussels metropolitan region - real GDP growth, 2000-25 9

Table 3: Brussels metropolitan region - economic growth comparison, (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 11

Table 4: Brussels metropolitan region - GDP per capita comparison, 2000-25 (US$) 13

Table 5: Brussels metropolitan region - employment structure, 2000-25 (% of total) 15

Table 6: Brussels metropolitan region - main universities, 2018 16

Table 7: Brussels metropolitan region - population comparison, 2000-25 (million) 18

Table 8: Brussels metropolitan region - population by age, 2000-25 (% of total) 20

Table 9: Brussels metropolitan region - mass transit network indicators, 2017 22

Table 10: Brussels metropolitan region - Brussels-National Airport key indicators 2013-18* (number) 24

Table 11: Brussels metropolitan region - Brussels South Charleroi Airport key indicators, 2013-H1 18 (number) 24

Table 12: Brussels city - office rents, Q2 2018 26

Table 13: Brussels metropolitan region - overnight visitors, 2011-17 (number) 27

Table 14: Brussels metropolitan region - purpose of visit, 2011-17 (number) 28

Table 15: Brussels metropolitan region - international overnight visitors by country of residence, 2011-17 (number) 28

Table 16: Brussels metropolitan region - hotel establishments, 2011-17 (number) 29

Table 17: Brussels metropolitan region - hotel establishments by category, 2017 (number) 30

Table 18: Brussels metropolitan region - key hotel indicators 30

Table 19: Brussels metropolitan region - UNESCO World Heritage Sites 31

Table 20: Brussels metropolitan region - MICE and other events 31

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Brussels metropolitan region - real GDP growth, 2000-25 8

Figure 2: Brussels metropolitan region - economic growth comparison, (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 ...

List of Figures

Figure 1: Brussels metropolitan region - real GDP growth, 2000-25 8

Figure 2: Brussels metropolitan region - economic growth comparison, (Index 2010=100), 2000-25 10

Figure 3: Brussels metropolitan region - GDP per capita comparison, 2000-25 12

Figure 4: Brussels metropolitan region - employment structure, 2000-25 (% of total) 14

Figure 5: Brussels metropolitan region - population comparison, 2000-25 17

Figure 6: Brussels metropolitan region - population by age, 2000-25 (% of total) 19

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