PESTLE Insights: Belgium - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Flemish region is among best performing regions in Belgium. It solely contributed 58.7% to GDP and comprised 57.6% of the Belgian population in 2016

Americas region was leading investor in Belgium with FDI inflows of US$7.3bn, while most European nations divested from the country

Financial intermediation contributed 29.3% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by other services (24.3%) and mining, manufacturing and utilities (16.7%). In nominal terms, the three sectors grew by 3.0%, 5.0% and 3.8%, respectively in 2018, as per GlobalData estimates.

Key Highlights

Rising trend of the BEL 20 (^BFX) index over last one year exhibits progress of the economy. As of January 17, 2018, BEL 20 (^BFX) index stood at 3,429.7, compared to 4,148.6 on January 17, 2019.

Scope

- Belgium ranked third out of 160 nations in the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI) in 2018

- Several firms, along with funding from European Commission (EC), have invested US$1.5bn in 54 transport projects out of 114 eligible proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility during 2014-2017.

Reasons to buy

- Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

- PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

- Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

- This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Companies mentioned

KBC

Proximus

Solvay

Ageas

ABInBev

KBC

Proximus

Solvay

Ageas

ABInBev

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape ...

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape

Outlook

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Belgium’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: ...

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Belgium’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: Belgium Stock Market (BEL 20 (^BFX))

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy

Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows in Belgium (2013-2017) and FDI Share by Sector (2017)

Exhibit 7: Investment by Region and Country (2017)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2017

Exhibit 14: Vehicles, % of World Total, 2017

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate

Exhibit 17: Public Finance

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population

Exhibit 24: Gender Split

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Mn population, 2018

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports), 2016

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Belgium 2019

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions

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