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Business Barometer

Business Confidence Survey

Business Confidence Survey

How confident is the international business community in Belgium as a business and investment destination? The second edition of AmCham Belgium’s Business Barometer, produced in collaboration with A.T. Kearney, presents the results of a survey of international companies in Belgium conducted in Spring 2016 as we approach the mid-term of the government mandate.

The Business Barometer focuses on key questions that matter most to business:

  • Investments
  • Jobs
  • Sales

Our research shows that international businesses continue to say #Yes2Belgium and are more confident in the country’s investment climate than in the past. Nevertheless, the country’s attractiveness compared to neighboring economies is under pressure.

Key Findings

  • 51% of respondents plan to expand their Belgian-based operations within the next three years, more than double the figure from 2014;
  • 60% of those companies planning to invest expect to create jobs; and
  • 71% of respondents anticipate their sales in Belgium will increase over the next three years


Download 2016 Business Barometer