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Internet Usage Statistics:
10,857,126 Internet users as of Dec, 2018;
93.9% of the population, according to IWS.

Belgium - officially The Kingdom of Belgium - is a country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters, as well as those of other major international organizations, including NATO. Belgium’s two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north, with 59% of the population, and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia, inhabited by 31%. The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region and near the Walloon Region, and has 10% of the population. A small German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia. Belgium’s linguistic diversity and related political and cultural conflicts are reflected in the political history and a complex system of government.

Internet Usage Statistics:
9,569,669 Internet users as of Nov/15, 85.0% of the population, according to the IWS..

Latest Belgium Population Estimate:
11,258,434 population for 2015, according to Eurostats Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product:
GDP per capita is US$ 46,878 according to I.M.F.

Country Size (Area):
Belgium has 30,518 sq km - Population density is 369 persons per sq km.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pop.

Usage Source




19.5 %





36.4 %

Nielsen NetRatings




48.5 %

C. I. Almanac




70.0 %

I. T. U.




77.8 %

I. T. U.




81.3 %

I. W. S.




83.9 %

I. W. S.




85.0 %

I. W. S.

Belgium Official Statistics Page
Belgium Statistics

Search Engines and Directories
Belgium Search Engines

Belgium Open Directory

Belgium Basic Information and Country Profile

Belgium in the Wikipedia
Belgium history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and many links.

Belgium Profile from the BBC
Facts, leaders, history main events, map, geography,
media list, news and other links.

Belgium Culture and Etiquette
Understanding local language, culture, etiquette and taboos
is of great value to the traveller or visiting business person.

Belgium CIA World Factbook
Belgium map, demographic data, economic information.

Belgium Travel Guide
Belgium map, demographic data, economic information.

Belgium Telecommunications Market Reports

Belgium Broadband Market - Overview & Statistics report
One of the smaller and more densely populated countries in Europe, Belgium was initially slow to adopt the Internet and related data and broadband. However, the broadband market has taken off in recent years, largely at the expense of dial-up Internet subscriptions. Being a heavily cabled country, most broadband activity was initially from the cable TV network operators.This Paul Budde report profiles Belgium’s fixed and wireless broadband markets to 2020.
See the summary of the report

Belgium Telecom Convergence and Digital Media Market Report
Belgium’s market for bundled services has grown on the back of upgraded cable and DSL infrastructure. The broadcasting sector is characterised by language variations to accommodate the French and Walloon regions. Analogue broadcasts have been switched off in the northern part of the country, to be followed by the southern part in late 2011. In this report we present a review of bundled services developments, as well as a comprehensive overview of Belgium’s broadcasting market.
See report table of content.

Belgium Key Statistics, Telecom Market & Regulatory Overviews
Belgium’s medium-sized telecom market benefits from comprehensive DSL and cable networks, a strong cable-TV sector, and effective competition in the broadband and mobile telephone markets. Broadband penetration lags behind the leading European nations but new regulatory measures to promote wholesale and bitstream access should address lingering issues.
Get the complete report

Belgium Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Belgium’s mobile market is served by three main operators and a growing number of MVNOs. All three MNOs have upgraded their networks with HSPA technology, while LTE trials are continuing with a view to launching commercial services later in 2012. Mobile TV offerings are available but have yet to make an impression on consumers. In this report we profile Belgian's mobile market, providing the latest statistics on the main players, as well as the most recent developments on HSPA rollouts, emerging data markets and data services such as SMS, i-mode and mobile TV.
Get the full report here

Belgium e-Commerce Report

European B2C e-commerce is developing extremely well. In 2010 Europe overtook the USA, the biggest market in the world until then. European B2C e-commerce, including online retail goods and services such as online travel bookings, vents and other tickets, downloads etc., grew by 19.0% to reach €311.6 bn. The EU28 reached €276.5 bn, or 88.7% of total European e-sales, a growth of 18.1% in 2012. The e-commerce figures for Belgium confirm that Belgians are enthusiastic e-shoppers. 57% of Belgians have shopped online in the last year, a 13% rise compared to 2012. The average online e-shopper is a Flemish man aged between 28 and 43. Men shop online more than women and Flemings more than Walloons. An interesting difference to what we see in bricks-and-mortar shops, where women generally shop more than men. It's been clear for some time that e-commerce is on the up and up.

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