The Belgian economy grew by 0.2% in 2013 with growth of greater than 1.5% not expected until 2017. Key industries in Belgium are steel, textiles, refining, chemicals, food processing, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, electronics, and machinery fabrication.
Belgiums main export partners are Germany 18%, France 16.1%, Netherlands 13%, UK 7.3%, US 5.3%, Italy 4.4% (2012).
The Belgian economy is expected to grow by 1% in 2014 due to increased confidence in the economy, increased industrial output, consumer confidence is improving and exports are up. The Belgian government is working hard to bring the debt to GDP to a sustainable level and further austerity will be required to achieve the desired outcome.
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Doing Business in Belgium, World Bank
OECD overview of Belgium