Brussels metropolitan region is the most populous among the three Belgium regions and de facto capital of the European Union. The city with strong presence of service sector is a key contributor to the Belgium economy contributing about 35% of the national GDP. The region's economy is dominated by tourism, financial intermediation, real estate; wholesale and retail trade; hotels and restaurants.
“City Profile - Brussels” provides historical and forecast data on key city level metrics along with analytical coverage of the latest political, economic, social, technological, infrastructural, legal and environmental issues affecting Brussels. The report contains detailed tourism, retail, construction, technology and public infrastructure data and insight into economic, social, and industry trends.
- The service sectors remain the key contributors to the regional economy - and the major employers.
- Despite the strong economy the region is experiencing slightly higher unemployment rate of 10.8% and is projected to ease over the next three years.
- Brussels is one of the key tourist destinations in Europe, for both domestic and international tourists. The tourism and hospitality sectors experienced healthy growth in 2015. Strong performance is observed in the construction sector with increasing employment, number of building permits issued and building completions.
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Technology and Infrastructure
Internal Transport Networks
Business Environment Analysis
Travel and Tourism
Construction and Real Estate
Real Estate Market
Consumption, Income and Prices
List of Tables
Table 1: Brussels metropolitan region- key facts, (estimates), 2016
Table 2: Brussels metropolitan region- real GDP and real GDP growth, 2000-25
Table 3: Brussels metropolitan region- economic growth (Index 2010=100), 2000-25
Table 4: Brussels metropolitan region- GDP per capita comparison, 2000-25 (US$)
Table 5: Brussels metropolitan region- employment structure, 2000-25 (% of total)
Table 6: Brussels metropolitan region- main universities, 2016
Table 7: Brussels metropolitan region- population comparison, 2000-25 (million)
Table 8: Brussels metropolitan region- population by age, 2000-25 (% of total)
Table 9: Brussels metropolitan region- main universities, 2016
Table 10: Brussels metropolitan region - passengers and flights movements at airport, 2016
Table 11: Brussels metropolitan region - key airport indicators, 2014-2016
Table 12: Brussels metropolitan region- prime office rents, Q4 2016
Table 13: Brussels city- Fortune Global 500 companies with main HQ in city, 2016
Table 14: Brussels metropolitan region - international visitor nights by country of residence, 2014-15
Table 15: Brussels city- prime office rents, Q4 2016
Table 16: Brussels metropolitan region- MICE and other events 2017
List of Figures
Figure 1: Brussels metropolitan region- real GDP and real GDP growth, 2000-25
Figure 2: Brussels metropolitan region- economic growth (Index 2010=100), 2000-25
Figure 3: Brussels metropolitan region- GDP per capita comparison, 2000-25
Figure 4: Brussels metropolitan region- employment structure, 2000-25 (% of total)
Figure 5: Brussels metropolitan region- population comparison, 2000-25
Figure 6: Brussels metropolitan region- population by age, 2000-25 (% of total) 19