BELGIUM

Capital Brussels
Area (km2) 30 528
Total population (thousands, 2019) 11 489
Population density (per km2) 376
National currency Euro (EUR)
National statistical office www.statbel.fgov.be
Directorate General Statistics (Statistics Belgium)
Women in the labour force, 2020
   percentage of total for both sexes 47%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2018 20%
   hourly wage, 2019 6%
Women in part-time employment, 2020
   percentage of employed women 40%
Female tertiary students, 2018
   percentage of total for both sexes 56%
Female victims of homicide
   percentage of total for both sexes ..
Women researchers, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 35%
Life expectancy at birth, 2020
   females, years 83.1
   males, years 78.6
Life expectancy at 65, 2020
   females, years 20.8
   males, years 17.6
Total fertility rate, 2019
   average number of children per woman 1.6
Adolescent fertility rate, 2019
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 5.1
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2019
   age in years 29.1
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
0.9
1.3
1.6
1.5
1.6
0.0
Unemployment rate
 (%)
8.5
7.8
7.1
6.0
5.4
5.6
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
22.1
20.1
19.3
15.8
14.2
15.3
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2020 608 153
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2020 52 782
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2020 80.0
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2020 78.6
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2020 39 287
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   EUR per USD, US=1, 2020 0.751
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
23
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
17

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Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2009 3 578
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2010 1 763
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2019 4 104
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2019 56
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2010 10 565
      million tonne-kilometres, 2010 5 729
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2013 132 615
      million tonne-kilometres, 2019 34 829