Top Belgian Imports from the World
In 2017, Belgium bought US$402.8 billion worth of imported products down by -17.5% since 2013 but up by 8.1% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Belgium amounted to
$69.6 billion or 17.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $23.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $4.4 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $4.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $4 billion
  5. Plastics: $3.5 billion
  6. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $1.8 billion
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1.6 billion
  9. Iron and steel: $1.5 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Belgium amounted to
$55.5 billion or 13.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $13.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.1 billion
  3. Plastics: $3.6 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $3.1 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $2.8 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $2.4 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $2.4 billion
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $2 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
10. Paper: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Belgian Imports from France

France's exports to Belgium amounted to
$38.3 billion or 9.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $3.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.8 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $2.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.7 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.7 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  8. Beverages: $1.2 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1 billion
10. Cereals: $947 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from the US

America's exports to Belgium amounted to
$28.5 billion or 7.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $7.1 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $3.4 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $2.9 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.7 billion
  6. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $1 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $814.8 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $810.1 million
10. Rubber: $523.6 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Belgium amounted to $19.6 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.9 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $909.1 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $854.3 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $792 million
  8. Plastics: $758.6 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $604.3 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $557.8 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Ireland

Ireland's exports to Belgium amounted to
$16.7 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $7.9 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $7.2 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $463.7 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $183.8 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $180.2 million
  6. Dairy, eggs, honey: $179.6 million
  7. Machinery: $156.6 million
  8. Meat: $93.8 million
  9. Plastics: $51.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $47.1 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from China

China's exports to Belgium amounted to
$16.6 billion or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  3. Footwear: $1.2 billion
  4. Toys, games: $951 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $902.2 million
  6. Iron and steel: $823.8 million
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $815.5 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $784.5 million
  9. Vehicles: $763.3 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $711.1 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Belgium amounted to
$14.5 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $4.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $602.2 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $554.8 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $371.6 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $351.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $330.7 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $248.9 million
10. Rubber: $217.4 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Belgium amounted to
$10.5 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.1 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $3.2 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $1.1 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $166.2 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $161.6 million
  6. Fertilizers: $137.3 million
  7. Aluminum: $123.2 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $115.6 million
  9. Oil seed: $101.3 million
10. Wood: $100.9 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Belgium amounted to
$9.6 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $871.6 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $567.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $406 million
  6. Plastics: $320.9 million
  7. Rubber: $292.5 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $213.2 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $76.4 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $58.9 million
Top 10 Belgian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Belgium amounted to
$9.3 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.1 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $815.5 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $484.8 million
  4. Fruits, nuts: $365.7 million
  5. Plastics: $347.1 million
  6. Machinery: $300.1 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $289.1 million
  8. Vegetables: $246.7 million
  9. Copper: $219 million
10. Electronic equipment: $199.4 million
Fastest-Growing Belgian Imports 2017
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.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis