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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Western Europe  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 30528  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 11372  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 375.6  
Capital city 2015 Brussels  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 2045 Refers to the population of Brussels-Capital Region and 'communes' of the agglomeration and suburbs.  
Currency 2015 Euro (EUR)  
UN membership date 2013 27 December 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 531547  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 483549  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 387356  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 1.4  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 2.7  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 2.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 47348.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 44240.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 36676.5  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 0.7 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 0.9 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 0.9 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 22.2 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 23.2 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 25.1 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 77.2 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 76.0 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 74.0 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 1.1  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 1.3  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 2.0 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 21.5  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 23.5  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 24.8 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 77.4  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 75.2  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 73.2 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 8.5 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 8.3 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 8.4 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 48.2/59.3 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 47.8/60.8 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 45.8/61.4 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 133 Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 123  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 111  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 101 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 100  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 101 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 121  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 117  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -1187  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 7973  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 7703  
Exports (million US$) 2015 397739.2  
Imports (million US$) 2015 371025.0  
Balance (million US$) 2015 26714.2  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 Germany (16.8), France (15.4), Netherlands (11.4)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 Netherlands (16.7), Germany (12.7), France (9.5)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.7  
Urban population (%) 2015 97.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 83.0/78.0  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 54  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 1387.9/12.3 Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 7887 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in all types of tourism accommodation establishments.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 45778  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 3  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 10.6  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 6.4 2011.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 104.9/104.8  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 175.4/154.7  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 83.4/63.6  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 1.8  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 39.3  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 114.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 85.0 Population age 16-74.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 250.0  
Threatened species 2015 30  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 22.5 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 93619/8.4  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 619  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 210.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 24.3  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 100.0/100.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 99.5/99.4  
Net Official Development Assistance disbursed (% of GNI) 2014 0.5 Development Assistance Committee member (OECD).  
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