Statistical Profile

Government

  • Government Federal State
  • Three regions and three linguistic/cultural communities
  • Federal Capital City: Brussels
  • Regional Capital City: Namur

Geography

  • Area: 30,528 sq. km
  • Wallonia: 16,844 sq. km

Demographics

  • Population: 11.431.406 inhabitants
  • Wallonia: 3.633.795 (31,8% of Belgian population)

Economic performance

  • GDP at current prices in €Mio. (2018):  Belgium : 450.506 
  • Real GDP growth rate - % change from previous year: 1,4%

  • Activity of the Wallonia population : 2,323,756 Walloons, aged 15 to 64, are active on the labor market in 2018

  • Distribution of Walloon internal employment by status and sector of activity, average 2017:
    • Public administration, defense, education, human health and social action (35%) 
    • Wholesale and retail trade, transportation, hotels and restaurants (21%)
    • Specialized, scientific and technical activities and administrative and support service activities (17%)
    • Manufacturing, mining and other industries (12%)

 

 

Foreign trade

  • Walloon exports (first half of 2019) : € 24 billion

  • Increase of 8.4% compared to 6 first months of 2018.

Foreign investments in Wallonia between 2000 & 2019

  • Successfully completed files: 1.694
  • Amount invested: € 15.582.847.560
  • Jobs created: 36.743

Banking & finance

  • Tax treaties with approx. 80 countries
  • Currency: Euro

Infrastructure in Wallonia

  • Main river port: Port Autonome de Liège, Europe's third largest river port
  • Other ports: Charleroi and Namur
  • Navigable waterways: 450 km of waterways connected throughout Europe

  • Railway network: 1,605 km
  • Motorway network: 72,755 km
  • Main airports:
    • Number of passengers in 2019 : Brussels South Charleroi Airport : 8,22 million
    • Freight: Liège Airport - Ranking: 8th in Europe - 1st national cargo airport: 902.480 metric tons handled in 2019