Belgium has a highly developed market economy. The country belongs
to the OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Belgium had its GDP estimated on around €353 billion for year 2011,
and with GDP per capita ranks among the highest on the world.
The services are the largest industry sector in Belgium and account
around 75 per cent of GDP. Other important industries are steel industry,
refining, textile industry, food processing, machinery, and electronic.
The largest companies in Belgium are:
- Dexia (Banking)
- KBC Group (Banking)
- InBev (Food, drink)
- Solvay Group (Chemicals)
- Belgacom (Telecommunications services)
- Delhaize Group (Food markets)
- UCB (Drugs & biotechnology)
- Colruyt (Food markets)
- Banque Nat de Belgique (Banking)
- Umicore (Materials)