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International Rankings of Belgium - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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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 Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 12 41 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 36 4.734 million 2020
Internet users - percent of population 14 91 % 2021
Internet users - total 59 10.920 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 31 28 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 40 2.953 million 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 59 101 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 85 11.740 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 21 4.3 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 78 13.4 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 19 277.492 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 17 267.105 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 40 1 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 39 2.917 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 19 1.318 trillion US Dollars 2019
Exports 20 515.625 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 27 533.028 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 14 85.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 35 23.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 147 51.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 172 84.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 62 23.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 43 1.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 144 0.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 109 22.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 36 77.2 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 119 27.2 % 2019
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 69 28.4 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2006
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 17 3.4 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 17 509.018 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 137 1.28 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 122 2.44 % 2021
Labor force 82 5.240 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 119 14.8 % 2018
Public debt 16 119.43 % of GDP 2020
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 38 599.814 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 68 6.13 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 25 51700 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 92 2.67 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 50 41.872 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 67 21.97 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 115 6.42 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 95 20.485 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 69 18.9 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 68 19.6 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 47 10.301 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 44 34.472 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 31 83.474 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 50 4.167 million metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 27 504000 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 33 3.467 million metric tons 2020
Coal - production 55 1.105 million metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 36 81.171 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - exports 16 14.053 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - imports 17 13.394 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - installed generating capacity 39 26.929 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 59 3.444 billion kWh 2020
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 22 7.7 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 122 33.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 129 0.3 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 6 38.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 23 5.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 18 15 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 17 234.216 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 40 18.170 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - exports 32 3.943 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - imports 15 22.610 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 16 666700 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 30 642300 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 81 11400 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 14 680800 bbl/day 2017
Refined petroleum products - imports 16 601400 bbl/day 2017
Refined petroleum products - production 27 731700 bbl/day 2017
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 39 96.89 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 102 7.78 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 136 11.26 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 77 44.1 2018
Land use - arable land 34 27.2 2018
Land use - forest 116 22.4 2018
Land use - permanent crops 77 0.8 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 92 16.1 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 96 0.02 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 125 18.300 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 124 50.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 28 3.470 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 62 740.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 148 0.38 2025
Urbanization - urban population 3 98.2 2023
Geography
Area - land 141 30278 sq km 0
Area - total 142 30528 sq km 0
Area - water 102 250140 sq km 0
Coastline 163 66.5 km 0
Elevation - highest point 154 694 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 125 181 meters 0
Irrigated land 140 57 sq km 2013
Land boundaries - total 111 1297 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 77 44.1 2018
Land use - arable land 34 27.2 2018
Land use - forest 116 22.4 2018
Land use - permanent crops 77 0.8 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 92 16.1 2018
Military
Military expenditures 36 1.2 % of GDP 2023
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 17 4.35 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 43 0.3 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 78 1.09 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 32 9.15 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 15 3.41 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 124 10.9 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 84 1 % 1415
Contraceptive prevalence rate 36 66.7 % 2018
Current health expenditure 15 11.1 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 145 43.2 % 2023
Death rate 32 9.6 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 21 30.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 121 3.3 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 82 56.5 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 143 26.1 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 1 100 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 109 0 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 102 0 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 64 0 % of population 0
Education expenditures 19 6.7 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 84 0.86 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 210 2.7204 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 155 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 159 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 50 84.831 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 24 79.5 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 19 82.1 years 2023
Literacy - definition 3 N/A 2024
Literacy - female 122 N/A % 0
Literacy - male 100 N/A % 0
Literacy - total population 110 N/A % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 117 5 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 24 4346 years 0
Median age - male 35 40.7 years 0
Median age - total 32 41.9 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 20 29.2 2020
Net migration rate 25 4.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 64 22.1 % 2016
Physicians density 6 6.08 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 82 11.914 million 2023
Population growth rate 115 0.55 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 1 100 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 119 0 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 121 0 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 94 0 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 11 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 21 1.02 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 34 0.79 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 22 0.97 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 109 1.77 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 148 0.38 2025
Urbanization - urban population 3 98.2 2023
Transportation
Airports 82 49 2024
Heliports 22 108 2024
Merchant marine - total 66 198 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 27 1.285 billion 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 40 13.639 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 44 117 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 21 7 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 16 118414 km 2015
Roadways - total 26 118414 km 0
Waterways 43 2043 km 2012

*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.

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