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International Rankings of Belgium - 2019

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2019


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This table lists the international rankings of Belgium, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Belgium, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Date of Info
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants11382017
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total30 4,378,9732017
Internet users - percent of population (%)31 86.5%July 2016
Internet users - total49 9,870,734July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants25 372017
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions33 4,251,5642017
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants59 1042017
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions75 11,961,0892017
Economy
Budget - expenditures18258.6 billion2017
Budget - revenues17 253.5 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)40 -1%17
Central bank discount rate (%)70 0%31 December 2017
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)159 2.08%31 December 2017
Current account balance131 -$807 million2017
Debt - external16 $1.281 trillion31 March 2016
Distribution of family income - Gini index114 25.92013
Exports21 $300.8 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)14 85.1%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)35 23.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)145 51.2%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)171 -84.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)61 23.3%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)43 1.3%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)142 0.7%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)109 22.1%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)36 77.2%2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)35 $46,6002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)60 1.7%2017
GDP - official exchange rate26 $493.7 billion2017
GDP - purchasing power parity38 $529.2 billion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)53 24.5% of GDP2017
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% (%)67 28.4%2006
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% (%)17 3.4%2006
Imports18 $300.4 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)83 0.2%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)67 2.2%2017
Labor force79 5.324 million2017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)137 1.3%2013
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)79 18.6%2013
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)20 80.1%2013
Market value of publicly traded shares25 $414.6 billion31 December 2015
Population below poverty line (%)103 15.1%2013
Public debt (% of GPD)13 103.4% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold55 $26.16 billion31 December 2017
Stock of broad money23 $240.5 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad13 $1.159 trillion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home12 $1.035 trillion31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit21 $711.3 billion31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money23 $240.5 billion31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues15 51.3%17
Unemployment rate (%)82 7.1%2017
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy36134.7 million Mt2017
Crude Oil - exports81 0 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - imports16 687,600 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - production93 0 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - proved reserves90 0 bbl1 January 2018
Electricity – consumption (kWh)37 82.16 billion kWh2016
Electricity – exports (kWh)26 8.465 billion kWh2016
Electricity - from fossil fuels63 35% of total installed capacity2016
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants68 1% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from nuclear fuels2 28% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from other renewable sources9 36% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity – imports (kWh)16 14.65 billion kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity42 21.56 million kW2016
Electricity – production (kWh)37 79.83 billion kWh2016
Electricity access - electrification - total population1 100%2016
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)34 7100.662016
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)41 17.61 billion cu m2017
Natural gas – exports (cu m)41 736.2 million cu m2017
Natural gas – imports (cu m)18 18.09 billion cu m2017
Natural gas – production (cu m)91 0 cu m2017
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)94 0 cu m1 January 2014
Refined petroleum products - consumption32 648,600 bbl/day2017
Refined petroleum products - exports13 680,800 bbl/day2017
Refined petroleum products - imports15 601,400 bbl/day2017
Refined petroleum products - production26 731,700 bbl/day2017
Geography
Land Area - sq km13730,278 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km141 30,528 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)164 66.5 kmNA
Elevation - elevation extremes32 0 mNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)124 181 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)121 230 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km110 1,297 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)76 44.1%2011
Land use - arable land (%)35 27.2%2011
Land use - forest (%)115 22.4%2011
Land use – other (%)71 33.5%2011
Land use - permanent crops (%)76 0.8%2011
Land use - permanent pasture (%)93 16.1%2011
Maritime claims - contiguous zone1 24NA
Maritime claims - territorial sea3 12NA
Population Density - Persons per sq km34 382.15July 2018
Military
Military expenditures - percent of GDP970.93% of GDP2018
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)16817.2%18
Age structure 15-24 years (%)178 11.25%18
Age structure 25-54 years (%)125 39.82%18
Age structure 55-64 years (%)46 12.96%18
Age structure 65 years and over (%)28 18.78%18
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)122 11.3 births/1,000 population2018
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)35 66.8%2013
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)26 9.7 deaths/1,000 population2018
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)15 282015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio121 3.62015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)82 54.22015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)135 26.22015
Drinking water source - Improved – rural1 100% of population2015
Drinking water source - Improved – total1 100%2015
Drinking water source - Improved – urban1 100% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural126 0% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total119 0%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban91 0% of population2015
Education expenditures - percent of GDP19 6.6% of GDP2014
Health expenditures14 10.6% of GDP2014
Hospital bed density18 6.2 beds/1,000 population2014
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)149 3 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)151 3.7 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)162 3.4 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)18 83.9 years2018
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)25 78.6 years2018
Life expectancy at birth - total population17 81.2 years2018
Maternal mortality rate117 7 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)34 42.7 years2018
Median age – male (years)27 40.3 years2018
Median age – total (years)30 41.5 years2018
Mother's mean age at first birth (years)14 28.6 years2013
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)19 5.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population2017
Obesity - adult prevalence rate64 22.1%2016
Physicians density40 3.01 physicians/1,000 population2015
Population77 11,570,762July 2018
Population growth rate (%)116 0.67%2018
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)5 99.4% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)6 99.5%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)5 99.5% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)157 0.6% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)150 0.5%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)141 0.5% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female1 21 years2014
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male2 19 years2014
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total1 20 years2014
Sex ratio - 0-14 years(male(s)/female)12 1.05 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 15-24 years(male(s)/female)19 1.04 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 25-54 years(male(s)/female)24 1.02 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 55-64 years(male(s)/female)24 0.98 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 65 years and over (male(s)/female)36 0.76 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - at birth (male(s)/female)11 1.05 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - total population (male(s)/female)22 0.97 male(s)/female2017
Suffrage4 18 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)105 1.78 children born/woman2018
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)68 18.2%2016
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)41 21.8%2016
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)54 20.1%2016
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)130 0.62% annual rate of change15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)3 98% of total population2018
Transportation
Airports83412013
Airports - with paved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m43 22017
Airports - with paved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m31 92017
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m46 12017
Airports - with paved runways - over 3,047 m22 62017
Airports - with paved runways - total53 262017
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m28 82017
Airports - with unpaved runways - total86 152013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m58 152013
Heliports25 12013
Merchant marine - total60 185pan style="padding-left:7px;">country comparison to the world: 66

National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers22 1,464,316,9002015
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers44 11,193,0232015
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers39 1172015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers22 72015
Railways - standard gauge28 3,592 km2014
Railways (km)53 3,592 kmNA




*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.


NOTE: The information regarding the international rankings of Belgium on this page is derived from the CIA World Factbook 2019. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of international rankings of Belgium contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about international rankings of Belgium should be addressed to the CIA.







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