Belgium - Merchandise imports

Merchandise imports from economies in the Arab World (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from economies in the Arab World (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 2.22 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 2.65 in 2012, while its lowest value was 1.06 in 1999.

Definition: Merchandise imports from economies in the Arab World are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from economies in the Arab World. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 1.17
1998 1.15
1999 1.06
2000 1.29
2001 1.19
2002 1.45
2003 1.64
2004 1.79
2005 1.93
2006 2.07
2007 1.93
2008 2.16
2009 2.09
2010 2.42
2011 2.59
2012 2.65
2013 2.58
2014 2.31
2015 2.29
2016 2.22

Merchandise imports (current US$)

The value for Merchandise imports (current US$) in Belgium was 372,637,000,000 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 466,943,000,000 in 2011 and a minimum value of 3,970,000,000 in 1960.

Definition: Merchandise imports show the c.i.f. value of goods received from the rest of the world valued in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Trade Organization.

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Year Value
1960 3,970,000,000
1961 4,224,000,000
1962 4,568,000,000
1963 5,128,000,000
1964 5,930,000,000
1965 6,502,000,000
1966 7,182,000,000
1967 7,286,000,000
1968 8,396,000,000
1969 10,022,000,000
1970 11,412,000,000
1971 12,900,000,000
1972 15,490,000,000
1973 22,075,000,000
1974 29,880,000,000
1975 30,781,000,000
1976 35,545,000,000
1977 40,406,000,000
1978 48,609,000,000
1979 60,913,000,000
1980 71,860,000,000
1981 62,426,000,000
1982 58,227,000,000
1983 55,313,000,000
1984 55,459,000,000
1985 56,182,000,000
1986 68,603,000,000
1987 83,233,000,000
1988 92,436,000,000
1989 98,473,000,000
1990 119,702,000,000
1991 120,182,000,000
1992 125,047,000,000
1993 118,021,000,000
1994 133,127,000,000
1995 164,934,000,000
1996 167,914,000,000
1997 161,930,000,000
1998 168,995,000,000
1999 164,810,000,000
2000 177,511,000,000
2001 178,664,000,000
2002 198,311,000,000
2003 234,945,000,000
2004 285,621,000,000
2005 318,700,000,000
2006 351,635,000,000
2007 411,558,000,000
2008 466,307,000,000
2009 353,364,000,000
2010 391,177,000,000
2011 466,943,000,000
2012 439,128,000,000
2013 451,677,000,000
2014 454,632,000,000
2015 375,149,000,000
2016 372,637,000,000

Merchandise imports from high-income economies (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from high-income economies (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 81.98 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 88.49 in 1998, while its lowest value was 81.98 in 2016.

Definition: Merchandise imports from high-income economies are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from high-income economies according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 87.99
1998 88.49
1999 88.00
2000 87.67
2001 87.87
2002 87.91
2003 87.70
2004 86.95
2005 86.35
2006 85.65
2007 85.07
2008 84.84
2009 85.57
2010 84.36
2011 83.19
2012 84.03
2013 84.09
2014 82.63
2015 82.28
2016 81.98

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies outside region (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies outside region (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 17.89 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 17.89 in 2016, while its lowest value was 11.43 in 1998.

Definition: Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies outside region are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from other low- and middle-income economies in other World Bank regions according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 11.87
1998 11.43
1999 11.94
2000 12.30
2001 12.10
2002 12.06
2003 12.28
2004 13.02
2005 13.63
2006 14.34
2007 14.92
2008 15.14
2009 14.41
2010 15.63
2011 16.79
2012 15.96
2013 15.91
2014 17.36
2015 17.66
2016 17.89

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in East Asia & Pacific (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in East Asia & Pacific (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 6.09 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 6.09 in 2016, while its lowest value was 3.34 in 1998.

Definition: Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in East Asia and Pacific are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from low- and middle-income economies in the East Asia and Pacific region according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 3.39
1998 3.34
1999 3.85
2000 3.99
2001 4.17
2002 4.04
2003 4.26
2004 4.47
2005 4.82
2006 5.08
2007 5.60
2008 5.54
2009 5.46
2010 5.53
2011 5.53
2012 5.25
2013 5.15
2014 5.45
2015 6.04
2016 6.09

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Europe & Central Asia (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Europe & Central Asia (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 4.25 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 5.06 in 2014, while its lowest value was 1.60 in 1998.

Definition: Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Europe and Central Asia are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from low- and middle-income economies in the Europe and Central Asia region according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 1.76
1998 1.60
1999 1.64
2000 1.94
2001 1.96
2002 1.89
2003 2.30
2004 2.87
2005 3.01
2006 3.10
2007 3.10
2008 3.26
2009 3.10
2010 3.70
2011 4.40
2012 4.21
2013 4.67
2014 5.06
2015 4.40
2016 4.25

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Latin America & the Caribbean (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Latin America & the Caribbean (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 2.59 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 2.61 in 2015, while its lowest value was 1.75 in 2005.

Definition: Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Latin America and the Caribbean are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from low- and middle-income economies in the Latin America and the Caribbean region according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 1.87
1998 1.95
1999 1.88
2000 1.88
2001 1.91
2002 1.82
2003 1.85
2004 1.77
2005 1.75
2006 2.04
2007 2.33
2008 2.33
2009 2.13
2010 2.16
2011 2.28
2012 2.12
2013 1.94
2014 2.14
2015 2.61
2016 2.59

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Middle East & North Africa (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Middle East & North Africa (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 0.64 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 1.23 in 2006, while its lowest value was 0.62 in 2015.

Definition: Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Middle East and North Africa are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from low- and middle-income economies in the Middle East and North Africa region according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 1.02
1998 0.96
1999 0.89
2000 0.97
2001 0.78
2002 1.04
2003 1.09
2004 1.04
2005 1.11
2006 1.23
2007 0.97
2008 1.09
2009 1.02
2010 1.18
2011 1.05
2012 1.07
2013 0.94
2014 0.84
2015 0.62
2016 0.64

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in South Asia (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in South Asia (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 1.81 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 2.00 in 2011, while its lowest value was 1.20 in 2002.

Definition: Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in South Asia are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from low- and middle-income economies in the South Asia region according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 1.22
1998 1.22
1999 1.27
2000 1.29
2001 1.21
2002 1.20
2003 1.22
2004 1.35
2005 1.29
2006 1.45
2007 1.45
2008 1.51
2009 1.40
2010 1.62
2011 2.00
2012 1.65
2013 1.64
2014 1.65
2015 1.66
2016 1.81

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Sub-Saharan Africa (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Sub-Saharan Africa (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 2.51 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 2.61 in 1997, while its lowest value was 1.31 in 2009.

Definition: Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from low- and middle-income economies in the Sub-Saharan Africa region according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 2.61
1998 2.37
1999 2.41
2000 2.24
2001 2.07
2002 2.07
2003 1.57
2004 1.52
2005 1.65
2006 1.44
2007 1.47
2008 1.42
2009 1.31
2010 1.44
2011 1.53
2012 1.65
2013 1.57
2014 2.22
2015 2.34
2016 2.51

Merchandise imports by the reporting economy, residual (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports by the reporting economy, residual (% of total merchandise imports) in Belgium was 0.126 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 0.139 in 1997, while its lowest value was 0.008 in 2013.

Definition: Merchandise imports by the reporting economy residuals are the total merchandise imports by the reporting economy from the rest of the world as reported in the IMF's Direction of trade database, less the sum of imports by the reporting economy from high-, low-, and middle-income economies according to the World Bank classification of economies. Includes trade with unspecified partners or with economies not covered by World Bank classification. Data are as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 0.139
1998 0.082
1999 0.059
2000 0.028
2001 0.026
2002 0.026
2003 0.025
2004 0.028
2005 0.016
2006 0.011
2007 0.009
2008 0.019
2009 0.014
2010 0.009
2011 0.021
2012 0.011
2013 0.008
2014 0.018
2015 0.063
2016 0.126

Merchandise imports by the reporting economy (current US$)

The latest value for Merchandise imports by the reporting economy (current US$) in Belgium was $372,603,000,000 as of 2016. Over the past 19 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $467,381,000,000 in 2008 and $157,292,000,000 in 1997.

Definition: Merchandise imports by the reporting economy are the total merchandise imports by the reporting economy from the rest of the world, as reported in the IMF's Direction of trade database. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Year Value
1997 $157,292,000,000
1998 $163,276,000,000
1999 $157,842,000,000
2000 $177,008,000,000
2001 $178,721,000,000
2002 $198,223,000,000
2003 $234,967,000,000
2004 $285,610,000,000
2005 $318,588,000,000
2006 $351,569,000,000
2007 $412,010,000,000
2008 $467,381,000,000
2009 $354,782,000,000
2010 $391,278,000,000
2011 $466,916,000,000
2012 $439,535,000,000
2013 $451,584,000,000
2014 $454,752,000,000
2015 $375,036,000,000
2016 $372,603,000,000

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Imports