Number of companies in the food manufacturing industry in Belgium 2018, by sector

This statistic displays the number of companies in the food manufacturing industry in Belgium in 2018, by sector. In 2018, there were nearly 8,000 VAT paying companies producing food in Belgium. Of these companies, just under 4,600 produced bakery and dough products, making it the largest subsector in the food manufacturing industry in Belgium. Furthermore, there were almost 1,000 companies producing meat products.

Number of companies in the food manufacturing industry in Belgium in 2018, by sector*

Number of companies
Total7,949
Bakery and dough products manufacturing 4,593
Meat preservation, processing and manufacturing 978
Dairy processing and manufacturing 607
Vegetable and fruit preservation, processing and manufacturing 271
Grain mill products, starches and starch products processing and manufacturing 113
Seafood preservation, processing and manufacturing 55
Fat and oil processing and manufacturing 37
Other food preservation, processing and manufacturing companies1,295
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Companies include only active VAT paying companies. Region indicated here is the corporate headquarters. Figures only include food for human consumption.

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