US$ 2,339.3mn
FDI inflows to India between April 2000-December 2021

US$ 12,176mn

Value of total bilateral trade in 2019-2020

20,636
Overseas Indians living in Belgium

Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in Belgium also handles India's bilateral relations with Luxembourg and the European Union

Access to EU

makes Belgium a gateway to Europe and beyond

Export

Top global exporter with no trade restrictions, but quick procedures for setting up a new business

Infrastructure and connectivity

Excellent infrastructure and transportation options with seaports, inland ports, airports, railways and an extensive road network

Human resource

Excellent workforce with high productivity levels

Key sectors

Foodstuff, biotechnology, transport & logistics, automotive, aerospace and pharmaceuticals

India's Exports and Imports to Belgium

Values in US $ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 5,519.47 5,027.61 5,656.89 6,206.88 6,729.93
2 %Growth -8.91 12.52 9.72 8.43
3 India’s Total Export 310,338.48 262,291.09 275,852.43 303,526.16 330,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 1.78 1.92 2.05 2.04 2.04
6 IMPORT 10,805.92 8,256.06 6,624.63 5,993.41 10,469.22
7 %Growth -23.6 -19.76 -9.53 74.68
8 India’s Total Import 448,033.41 381,007.76 384,357.03 465,580.99 514,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 2.41 2.17 1.72 1.29 2.04
11 TOTAL TRADE 16,325.39 13,283.67 12,281.52 12,200.29 17,199.15
12 %Growth -18.63 -7.54 -0.66 40.97
13 India’s Total Trade 758,371.89 643,298.84 660,209.46 769,107.15 844,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 2.15 2.06 1.86 1.59 2.04
16
TRADE BALANCE
213.47
17 India’s Trade Balance -137,694.93 -118,716.67 -108,504.60 -162,054.83 -184,000.33

Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

+32-56-4797588/92

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Doorniksewijk 49 | B8500 Kortrijk

Brussels Invest & Export

+32 2 8004063

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Chaussée de Charleroi 112 1060 Brussels

Belgian Foreign Trade Agency

+32 2 2063511

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Rue Montoyer 3 1000 Brussels BELGIUM

Embassy of India, Brussels

+32 2 6409140, 6451850

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Chausee de Vleurgat, 217
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Orange juice, not frozen (excl. of 2009.19), unfermented & not cont. added … (200919)

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    Waters, incl. min. waters & aerated waters, cont. added sugar/oth. sweeteni … (220210)
    Wine other than sparkling wine of fresh grapes, incl. fortified; grape must with fermentation prevented/arrested by the addition of alcohol, in containters of 2 l/less (220421)

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    Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in Ch.19, whethe … (190590)

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    OTHER WHEAT AND MESLIN (100199)

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    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)
    Cocoa beans, whole/broken, raw/roasted (180100)
    Cocoa butter, fat & oil (180400)

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    Butter (040510)
    Cheese (excl. of 0406.10-0406.40) (040690)
    Milk & cream, not concentrated/sweetened, fat content by wt. >1% but not >6 … (040120)

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    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)

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    Bananas frsh or dried (080390)
    Potatoes other than seed potatoes, fresh/chilled (070190)

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    Crustaceans; frozen, shrimps and prawns, excluding cold-water varieties, in shell or not,
    smoked cooked or not before or
    during smoking; in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water
    (030617)
    Fish fillets: fresh or chilled, salmon
    Pacific (Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus
    keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus), Atlantic (Salmo salar), Danube (Hucho hucho) (030441)
    Fish fllets: fresh or chilled, of
    the familles Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merluccidae, Moridae, and Muraenolepididae (030444)
    Fish preparations; tunas, skipjack and Atlantic bonito (sarda spp.), prepared or preserved,
    whole or in pieces (but not
    minced) (160414)
    Fish: smoked. whether or not cooked
    before or during smoking, salmon, Pacific
    (Oncorhynchus nerka, gorbuscha,l keta, tschawytscha, kisutch, masou, rhodurus), Atlantic (Salmo salar) and Danube (Hucho hucho), includes fillets, but
    excludes edible fish offal (030541)

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Minerals

    Production: Clinker: 800,584 tons (finished – 6,300,000 tons)

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    Production: Pig Iron Ore: 4,800,000 tons

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    Production: 7,842,000 tons

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    Production: 249,000 tons

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priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Belgium
  • Aluminium waste and scrap
  • Diamonds
India's top export to Belgium
  • Vehicles
  • Tobacco and tobacco refuse
  • Clothing

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