Belgium

EU-Japan - a boost for jobs and exports in Belgium

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Belgium already export a wide range of goods and services to Japan.

The EU-Japan trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.

 

Companies and jobs

1,989 The number of Belgian companies that export to Japan.

90% The share of Belgian companies exporting to Japan that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

15,514 The number of jobs in Belgium that EU exports to Japan help support.

739,560 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Japan help support.

 

What kind of products does Belgium export to Japan?

Companies across Belgium export goods and services to Japan.

 
 

Exports and Imports

Belgium and Japan already have a close trading relationship. The EU-Japan trade agreement will give it a big boost.

5th Japan is Belgium's 5th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€3.3 bn The value of Belgian exports to Japan.

€8.8 bn The value of Belgian imports from Japan.

 

EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

 
 
Sources
  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2018. The product examples are drawn from a sample of all EU companies exporting to Japan. The location represents place of production/shipment.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2015 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, JRC estimates. Figures based on latest available data (2014).