(Flag of Belgium) Population 11,311,117
GDP EUR 423,048 mil.
GDP per capita EUR 37,401
Share in imports of goods to the EU 7.20 %
Net contribution to the EU EUR 3,039.32 mil.
Net contribution to the EU in % of GDP 0.72 %
Net contribution to the EU per capita 268.70
In 2016 the taxpayers of Belgium contributed to the European Union 269 euros per head over what they received. Since its accession to the EU the country has paid to the European Union EUR 46932 million over what it has received. Select a year in the upper right-hand corner to see details for other years.

Note that this breakdown compares fiscal transfers only and does not include other costs and benefits connected with membership in the EU (administrative costs, co-funding of EU projects, effects of EU legislation on domestic prices etc.).

Kingdom of Belgium was a founding member of the European Community in 1967. The European Community then transformed itself into the European Union in November 1993.

Payment in mil EUR in % of GDP in EUR per capita
GNI-based own resource -2,737.10 -0.65 -241.98
Customs and Agriculture duties paid by taxpayers -1,796.52 -0.42 -158.83
VAT-based own resource -516.60 -0.12 -45.67
UK correction (= the “rebate”) -325.80 -0.08 -28.80
Reduction in GNI-own resource granted to NL and SE -31.40 -0.01 -2.78
Sugar levies -8.80 0.00 -0.78
Cohesion 206.40 0.05 18.25
Citizenship 238.60 0.06 21.09
Natural resources (=farm subsidies) 595.80 0.14 52.67
Competitiveness 1,336.10 0.32 118.12