Total Flemish exports between 1 January and 31 August amounted to 194.8 billion euro, an increase of 3.34 on the same period last year.
Meanwhile, Flanders imported a total of 192.4 billion euros worth of goods and services during the first eight months of the year, an increase of 0.70% on last year.
As well as the United States, our region also saw a big rise in exports to China (+15%), Russia (+27.35%), Brazil (+ 20%) and South Africa (+14.33%).
However, it’s not all good news as exports to India were down 12.4% on the same period last year. During the first eight months of the year, Flanders was good for 83.25% of Belgium’s exports.