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Belgium

(Flag of Belgium) Population 9,927,612
GDP EUR 154,214 mil.
GDP per capita EUR 15,534
Share in imports of goods to the EU 3.34 %
Net contribution to the EU EUR 807.97 mil.
Net contribution to the EU in % of GDP 0.52 %
Net contribution to the EU per capita 81.39

In 2015 the taxpayers of Belgium contributed to the European Union  273 euros per head over what they received. Since its accession to the EU the country has paid to the European Union EUR 43893 million over what it has received. Select a year in the upper right-hand corner to see details for other years.

Note that this breakdown compares fiscal transfers only and does not include other costs and benefits connected with membership in the EU (administrative costs, co-funding of EU projects, effects of EU legislation on domestic prices etc.).

Kingdom of Belgium was a founding member of the European Community in 1967. The European Community then transformed itself into the European Union in November 1993.

Payment in mil EUR in % of GDP in EUR per capita
VAT-based own resource -802.80 -0.52 -80.87
Customs and Agriculture duties paid by taxpayers -425.57 -0.28 -42.87
Sugar levies -96.50 -0.06 -9.72
GNP-based own resource -87.30 -0.06 -8.79
UK correction (= the "rebate") -79.00 -0.05 -7.96
Fisheries 10.00 0.01 1.01
EAGGF Guidance 25.50 0.02 2.57
Compensation 28.30 0.02 2.85
Social Fund 32.80 0.02 3.30
Regional Fund 40.60 0.03 4.09
EAGGF Guarantee 546.00 0.35 55.00
in EUR per capita in mil EUR in % of GDP

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