EU Countries Profiles » Belgium

Country Details:

Basic Information

Capital: Brussels
Language: Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%
Population 11,570,762 

Total Area: 30,528 sq km 
Currency: Euro

The Diplomatic representation in Jordan:

Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium

Tel: +962 6 465 57 30

Fax: +962 6 465 57 40


Economic profile
GDP: $529.2 billion 
Real Growth rate: 1.7%

GDP-Per Capita: $46,600
Inflation rate: 2.2%Unemployment rate: 7.1%

Trade Balance
Exports:  206.61 billion Euros
Imports:  207.27 billion Euros
Revenues:  253.5 billion

Expenditures: 258.6 billion

Natural resources: construction materials, silica sand, carbonates
Major exports: machinery and equipment, chemicals, finished diamonds, metals and metal products, foodstuffs
Major imports: raw materials, machinery and equipment, chemicals, raw diamonds, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, transportation equipment, oil products
Trade partners: Netherlands, Germany, France, Ireland, USA, UK, Italy, China
Agriculture Products:  construction materials, silica sand, carbonates, arable land

Major industries: engineering and metal products, motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipment, scientific instruments, processed food and beverages, chemicals, basic metals, textiles, glass, petroleum

Labor force:  5.324 million distributed as follows:

Agriculture:  1.3%
Industry:      18.6%
Services      80.1%

 External Trade between Jordan  & Belgium -  JOD   

Year Import Export
2017 121,138,143 9,453,619
2018 105,390,400 17,470,100
2020  120,088,100 16,055,300
2021 (January- February) 7,372,500 13,542,500

 Source: Department of Statistics


Main Jordanian Exports to Belgium

    Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals

Essential oils; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations

Base metals and articles of base metals: Copper, Aluminum

Textiles and textile articles

Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes.    

Articles of stone, plaster, cement.


Main Jordanian Imports from Belgium:

Products of the chemical or allied industries

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment;

Live animals; animal products: Dairy produce; natural honey; products of animal origin.

Base metals and articles of base metals: iron, steel, Aluminum, Zinc

Miscellaneous edible preparations, Residues and waste from the food industries;

Textiles and textile articles: Carpets and other textile floor coverings

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof.

Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard.

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus.


Agreements between Jordan and Belgium

  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997