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Belgium

(Flag of Belgium) Population 10,827,000
GDP EUR 339,162 mil.
GDP per capita EUR 31,326
Share in imports of goods to the EU 6.10 %
Net contribution to the EU EUR 2,716.41 mil.
Net contribution to the EU in % of GDP 0.80 %
Net contribution to the EU per capita 250.89

In 2016 the taxpayers of Belgium contributed to the European Union  180 euros per head over what they received. Since its accession to the EU the country has paid to the European Union EUR 45929 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
GNI-based own resource -2,408.10 -0.71 -222.42
Customs and Agriculture duties paid by taxpayers -1,170.93 -0.35 -108.15
VAT-based own resource -349.40 -0.10 -32.27
UK correction (= the "rebate") -251.10 -0.07 -23.19
Adjustment reimplementation of ORD 2007 -204.60 -0.06 -18.90
Reduction in GNI-own resource granted to NL and SE -24.10 -0.01 -2.23
Sugar levies -8.80 0.00 -0.81
European Central Bank - Capital 2.60 0.00 0.24
Monetary Income redistribution 63.82 0.02 5.89
Freedom, security, justice 63.90 0.02 5.90
Citizenship 75.20 0.02 6.95
Natural resources (=farm subsidies) 310.20 0.09 28.65
Cohesion 370.80 0.11 34.25
Competitiveness 814.10 0.24 75.19
in EUR per capita in mil EUR in % of GDP

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