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What percentage of Brussels companies is active in the services sector in 2016?

Brussels Institute for Statistics and Analysis (BISA) - Did you know? - 02/10/2018

Answer: 83%

In 2016, 83% of companies in Brussels were active in the services sector.

This represents a higher percentage than at the national level, where 76% of businesses were active in that sector the same year.

This difference between the Brussels region and Belgium is especially striking in the IT and communication sector (respectively 7% vs. 5%) and in the economic sector “Professional, scientific and technical services, administrative and support services” (32% vs. 25%).

Relatively speaking, the latter sector, together with commerce, forms the most important group of services in the Brussels-Capital Region (that is 50% of companies). 

 

Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium), calculations by BISA