EU-Singapore - 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 Singapore.

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


Companies and jobs

1,429 The number of Belgian companies that export to Singapore.

88% The share of Belgian companies exporting to Singapore that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

44,000 The number of persons employed by Singaporean companies in the EU.


What kind of products does Belgium export to Singapore?

Companies across Belgium export goods and services to Singapore.


Exports and Imports

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

11th Singapore is Belgium's 11th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€1.4 bn The value of Belgian exports to Singapore.

€4.3 bn The value of Belgian imports from Singapore.


EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

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