|Economic growth||2,6 %||1,2 %|
|Inflation rate||1,9 %||2,5 %|
|Unemployment rate||8,4 %||8,4 %|
|Public debt||94,7 % in relation with GDP||93,3 % in relation with GDP|
|Public budget deficit||0,0 % in relation with GDP||0,1 % in relation with GDP|
|Average income||2 690 Euro|
Commodity structure of imports and exports is characterized by economic maturity of Belgium and its interests in international business. Belgium occupies 11th place in the world of international business. Main exports are high value addend goods like: engineering, energy, transport, chemical and pharmaceutical products and also agricultural and food-processing products. Most important export articles in the year of 2004 were: chemical and pharmaceutical goods 23%, transports goods14% and machinery and electrical equipment 13%. Most important imports were: chemicals and pharmaceuticals 21%, machines and electrical equipment 15% and transports12%.