Top Belgian Imports from the World
In 2015, Belgium bought US$375.8 billion worth of imported products down by 19.4% since 2011 and down 17% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Netherlands

Netherlands's exports to Belgium amounted to
$62.8 billion or 16.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $23.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $4 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $3.8 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $3.3 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.9 billion
  6. Vehicles: $1.8 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $1.2 billion
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $1.1 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.1 billion
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Belgium amounted to
$47.2 billion or 12.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $10.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $5 billion
  3. Plastics: $3.1 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $3 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $2.6 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.7 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
  9. Oil: $1.2 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.1 billion
Top 10 Belgian Imports from France

France's exports to Belgium amounted to
$35.8 billion or 9.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6.3 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $3.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.5 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $2 billion
  5. Oil: $1.8 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.5 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  8. Beverages: $1.2 billion
  9. Cereals: $884.1 million
10. Organic chemicals: $859 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from the US

America's exports to Belgium amounted to
$32.2 billion or 8.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $9.9 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $4.4 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.3 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $3.1 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.1 billion
  6. Vehicles: $1.7 billion
  7. Oil: $1.2 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $810.5 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $752.3 million
10. Rubber: $515.3 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Belgium amounted to $18.9 billion or 5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.9 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $847.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $826.4 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $803.3 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $723.6 million
  9. Plastics: $694.1 million
10. Rubber: $474.8 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Ireland

Ireland's exports to Belgium amounted to
$17.8 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $9.7 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $5.9 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $951.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $241.1 million
  5. Machinery: $210.6 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $141.5 million
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $99.2 million
  8. Meat: $86 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $84.3 million
10. Plastics: $51.4 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from China

China's exports to Belgium amounted to
$16.2 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $1.1 billion
  4. Footwear: $996.4 million
  5. Toys, games: $828 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $785 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $769.7 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $761.7 million
  9. Knit or crochet clothing: $755.3 million
10. Plastics: $613.6 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Belgium amounted to
$14.5 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $5.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  4. Plastics: $559.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $441.8 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $326.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $322.8 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $243 million
  9. Oil: $208.9 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $192.7 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Belgium amounted to
$9.2 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $4.5 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $2.5 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $806.1 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals: $399.5 million
  5. Fertilizers: $187.4 million
  6. Aluminum: $139 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $130.7 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $116.3 million
  9. Oil seed: $116.2 million
10. Wood: $63 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Belgium amounted to
$8.5 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $733.4 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $605.3 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $414.9 million
  6. Rubber: $331.1 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $251.8 million
  8. Plastics: $237 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $71.5 million
10. Ceramic products: $54.9 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Belgium amounted to
$6.9 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $792 million
  3. Plastics: $341.1 million
  4. Fruits, nuts: $332.7 million
  5. Machinery: $263 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $224.3 million
  7. Vegetables: $194.7 million
  8. Beverages: $184.6 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $182 million
10. Copper: $176.7 million
Fastest-Growing Belgian Imports 2015
Research Note:
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis