Belgium remains in the top 5 European countries that attract the most foreign investment. According to Belgian Attractiveness Barometer of Ernst&Young, after a record year in 2018, Belgium maintained almost same level of foreign investment in 2019: Belgium hosted 267 investment projects (-%4 compared to 2018) including 197 entirely new projects which created 5.401 jobs.
Belgium retained its 5th ranking in Top 5 European countries behind France, United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. United States, France and United Kindgom ranked as the biggest investors. The main activities which attracted a large number of investments are sales&marketing, manufacturing industry and logistics. With regard to figures by region, Wallonia recorded an increase of 33% with 64 projects. In terms of job creation per project, Wallonia continued to maintain the strong trend of +27 jobs/project.
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