Belgium

In-depth country-focused analysis on Belgium's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Belgium's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Belgium, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Belgium's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Belgium before your competitors.

Belgium Country Risk

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Core Views Despite enjoying a relatively stronger recovery than several other eurozone Member States , the Belgian economy is nonetheless vulnerable to the lingering crisis in the single...

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Belgium Industry Coverage (9)

Autos

Freight Transport

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Following a year in which BMI believes saw mixed dynamics across Belgium's freight transport sector, 2014 will signal growth in all freight modes, in line with the country's macroeconomic outlook....

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Insurance

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BMI View : Strong, stable and profitable, Belgium's insurance sector is mature. Premiums have been growing at low single digit rates and will likely continue to do so through the forecast period....

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View : Belgium remains one of the fastest growing markets in Western Europe with a US dollar CAGR of 3.4 % forecast for the 2013-2018 period . The rising health needs of the...

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Metals

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BMI View:   Production data for H1 2014 indicate robust growth across the Belgium steel sector with the industry on track for its first full-year of positive output since 2011. While the short-...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Belgium's Oil and Gas sector offers little upside for growth due to a lack of indigenous reserves. A small amount of unconventional exploration may be possible targeting Belgium's coal-...

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Petrochemicals

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Executive Summary BMI's Belgium report examines the short-term trends in the Belgian petrochemicals market as the country struggles with the effects of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. It also...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Belgium continues to attract the attention of multinational firms as a European hub for clinical trials, new drug development and niche research. However, a highly developed...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Belgian mobile market is one of the most saturated in Europe, characterised by a slowdown in growth and frequent periods of net losses. The decision of Telenet Tecteo Bidco to...

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