Industry Breakdown of Companies in Belgium

This statistic shows TOP industries, TOP companies by sales and number of employees and the most common SIC codes in Belgium

The number of companies in Belgium is 1,052,690, which represents 2.31% of all 45,660,640 companies in the HitHorizons database. The country with the highest number of registered companies is United Kingdom with 6,590,813 companies.

Current Country:
Belgium 1,052,690 (2.3%)
Largest Country:
United Kingdom 6,590,813 (14.4%)
Total Number of Companies 45,660,640

TOP Industries in Belgium

The industry with the highest number of companies registered in Belgium is Services with 422,225 companies followed by Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate and Unknown industry with 167,683 and 115,842 companies respectively.

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TOP Industries in Belgium 1,052,690 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Services 422,225 40.1% 422,225
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 167,683 15.9% 167,683
Unknown industry 115,842 11.0% 115,842
Retail Trade 111,322 10.6% 111,322
Construction 93,743 8.9% 93,743
Wholesale Trade 53,055 5.0% 53,055
Manufacturing 33,915 3.2% 33,915
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 26,387 2.5% 26,387
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 22,825 2.2% 22,825
Public Sector 4,985 0.5% 4,985
Mining 708 0.1% 708

Breakdown of Companies in Belgium by SIC Code

The Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC code) allows to classify individual industries. The top three SIC codes for Belgium are Non classified establishment (11%), Real estate agent/manager (8.47%) and Membership organization (7.36%) .

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Breakdown of Companies in Belgium by SIC Code 1,052,690 registered companies

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Registered in Belgium

Companies registered in Belgium generate € 1,175,865,860,851 in sales per annum, which represents 1.57% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is Toyota Motor Europe with € 28.30B followed by Pfizer Service Company and ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical with € 23.98B and € 19.90B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales in Belgium 1,052,690 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. Toyota Motor Europe € 28.30B 2.41% € 28.30B
2. Pfizer Service Company € 23.98B 2.04% € 23.98B
3. ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical € 19.90B 1.69% € 19.90B
4. Janssen Pharmaceutica € 17.19B 1.46% € 17.19B
5. Totalenergies Petrochemicals & Refining € 16.78B 1.43% € 16.78B
6. Electrabel € 12.54B 1.07% € 12.54B
7. Ageas € 10.58B 0.9% € 10.58B
8. BASF Antwerpen € 7.337B 0.62% € 7.337B
9. Etablissementen Franz Colruyt € 7.315B 0.62% € 7.315B
10. Umicore € 6.006B 0.51% € 6.006B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Registered in Belgium

Companies registered in Belgium have 4,820,014 employees, which represents 1.25% of all employees of companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is Ageas with 59,284 people followed by Bpost and Proximus with 25,501 and 17,833 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees in Belgium 1,052,690 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. Ageas 59,284 1.23% 59,284
2. Bpost 25,501 0.53% 25,501
3. Proximus 17,833 0.37% 17,833
4. BESIX Group 17,690 0.37% 17,690
5. Randstad Belgium 15,747 0.33% 15,747
6. Delhaize Le Lion/De Leeuw 12,853 0.27% 12,853
7. U C B 12,102 0.25% 12,102
8. Etablissementen Franz Colruyt 11,960 0.25% 11,960
9. Start People 10,556 0.22% 10,556
10. Societe des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles 10,013 0.21% 10,013

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