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: 11,267,910
  • Wallonia: 3,602,216 (31,9% of Belgian population)

Economic performance

  • GDP at current prices in USD (2016):  Belgium : 466,4 billion 
  • Real GDP growth rate. percentage change on previous year : Belgium : 1,7% in 2017 (estimate)
  • Activity rate of population aged 15-64 (Wallonia) :  63,9%
  • Distribution of Walloon internal employment by status and sector of activity, average 2015 :
    • Public administration, defense, education, human health and social action: 35% 
    • Wholesale and retail trade, transport, hotels and restaurants: 21%
    • Specialized scientific and technical activities and administrative and support services activities: 16%
    • Manufacturing, mining and other industries: 12%

 

 

Foreign trade

  • Export as % of GDP: Wallonia approx. 70%

Foreign investments in Wallonia between 2000 & 2017

  • Successfully completed files: 1.531
  • Amount invested: € 12.615.632.169
  • Jobs created: 31,201

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: 741 km
  • Railway network: 1,605 km
  • Motorway network: 72,755 km
  • Main airports:
    • Number of passengers in 2017 : Brussels South Charleroi Airport : 7,7 million
    • Freight: Liège Airport - Ranking: 8th in Europe - 1st national cargo airport: 717 000 metric tons handled in 2017