Record-breaking Flemish exports in 2015Monday, 25 April 2016 13:12
Imports remained stable at 288.8 billion euros.
By region, Flemish exports intended for European Union member states increased by an average of 3.2%, with striking export increases to Italy and Sweden of 19.2% and 13.2% respectively.
Exports headed for the United States and Central America also increased in the period by 7.5% and 15,8% respectively.
On the other hand imports to the so-called BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) markedly decreased, with a stark decline of 9.5% for India, 9.2% for China, 20.5% for Brazil and an even greater 25.2% for Russia.
The chemical and pharmaceutical industry remain the two main Flemish export sectors, whereas the region's diamond industry exports actually declined by 8.4% during the year.
Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)
On average, 7% of workers are absent for an average of one working day through personal illness or accident.
“Cum ex”, the international tax fraud that surfaced years ago in Germany, has had greater consequences than initially thought, a…
Mediation often proves very effective in resolving cases of cross-border parental abductions, which account for more than one-fifth of cases…
Associations that distribute food packages say they still lack basic commodities they should already have had since Belgium has received…