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 1,041,915, which represents 2.31% of all 45,110,074 companies in the HitHorizons database. The country with the highest number of registered companies is United Kingdom with 6,517,611 companies.

Current Country:
Belgium 1,041,915 (2.3%)
Largest Country:
United Kingdom 6,517,611 (14.4%)
Total Number of Companies 45,110,074

TOP Industries in Belgium

The industry with the highest number of companies registered in Belgium is Services with 416,856 companies followed by Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate and Unknown industry with 166,567 and 113,793 companies respectively.

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TOP Industries in Belgium 1,041,915 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Services 416,856 40.0% 416,856
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 166,567 16.0% 166,567
Unknown industry 113,793 10.9% 113,793
Retail Trade 110,795 10.6% 110,795
Construction 92,369 8.9% 92,369
Wholesale Trade 53,195 5.1% 53,195
Manufacturing 33,902 3.3% 33,902
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 26,109 2.5% 26,109
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 22,624 2.2% 22,624
Public Sector 4,997 0.5% 4,997
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 (10.92%), Real estate agent/manager (8.52%) and Membership organization (7.54%) .

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Breakdown of Companies in Belgium by SIC Code 1,041,915 registered companies

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Registered in Belgium

Companies registered in Belgium generate € 1,173,693,133,565 in sales per annum, which represents 1.49% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is Toyota Motor Europe with € 24.99B followed by Pfizer Service Company and Janssen Pharmaceutica with € 23.98B and € 17.19B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales in Belgium 1,041,915 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. Toyota Motor Europe € 24.99B 2.13% € 24.99B
2. Pfizer Service Company € 23.98B 2.04% € 23.98B
3. Janssen Pharmaceutica € 17.19B 1.46% € 17.19B
4. ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical € 12.57B 1.07% € 12.57B
5. Electrabel € 10.92B 0.93% € 10.92B
6. Totalenergies Petrochemicals & Refining € 9.908B 0.84% € 9.908B
7. Ageas € 9.843B 0.84% € 9.843B
8. Eurelec Trading € 8.597B 0.73% € 8.597B
9. Etablissementen Franz Colruyt € 7.315B 0.62% € 7.315B
10. Glaxosmithkline Biologicals € 6.475B 0.55% € 6.475B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Registered in Belgium

Companies registered in Belgium have 5,615,426 employees, which represents 1.22% 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 HR Rail and Bpost with 28,588 and 25,534 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees in Belgium 1,041,915 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. Ageas 59,284 1.06% 59,284
2. HR Rail 28,588 0.51% 28,588
3. Bpost 25,534 0.45% 25,534
4. Randstad Belgium 20,450 0.36% 20,450
5. Proximus 17,833 0.32% 17,833
6. BESIX Group 17,690 0.32% 17,690
7. Koramic Holding 14,785 0.26% 14,785
8. Delhaize Le Lion/De Leeuw 12,644 0.23% 12,644
9. U C B 12,102 0.22% 12,102
10. Etablissementen Franz Colruyt 11,960 0.21% 11,960

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