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The 4,425 companies of the Belgian food and drink sector represent a turnover of € 48.1 billion. 81.7 % of that turnover is realized in Flanders, 16.2 % In the Walloon part and 2.1 % in Brussels. Total food & drink exports amount to € 23.9 billion. The Belgian food and drink industry has a positive trade balance of € 3.8 billion. The European Union is our most important export market, but exports to third countries are on the rise.
The added value amounts to € 7.6 billion; investments to € 1.4 billion. Employment is stable and amounts to 88,439 employees.

 

(estimated figures for 2015)

Turnover € 48,098 million
Export € 23,915 million
Investments € 1,427 million
Employment 88,439
Employers 4,452