Sound and growing economic ties
In the last five years our economic relations have been marked by an impressive growth rate: since 2002, Belgian exports to South Africa grew by 70%, while South African exports to Belgium grew by 32%.
In 2008, South African exports to Belgium have reached €2 113 million, a 7% increase. For the same period, Belgian exports to South Africa have again grown by 10% to a total of €1 236 million.This accounts for 0.37% of all Belgian exports, ranking South Africa as our 34th client in the world. On the other side, we import 0.58% of our total needs from South Africa, which makes it our 23rd largest supplier.
Belgium is the economic heart of Europe, much like South Africa is the economic hub of Africa. Despite our strong economic ties, more can be achieved still. Belgian export and investment agencies are there to assist you and help your company to be part of this success story! For more information, do not hesitate to contact our commercial offices in Johannesburg. For contact details, click here (links to Contact)
Invest in Belgium!
Belgium is the gateway to the European continent with its market of more than 300 million consumers. With state-of-the-art air, sea, road and rail networks, with a highly competitive and qualified workforce that has a natural capacity to speak foreign languages and interact internationally, Belgium has become the host of hundreds of foreign companies that are happily running their European operations from Flanders, Wallonia or Brussels!
We would be delighted to welcome you and your company in Belgium, the best place for your European operations!