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WWW.INVESTINWALLONIA.BE IN WALLONIA-BELGIUMBELGIUM &WALLOON REGIONGOVERNMENTHead of State H M King Albert IIGovernment Federal State3 regions and 3 communitiesCapital city BrusselsGEOGRAPHYArea 30,528 sq. kmOFFICE FOR FOREIGN Wallonia : 16,844 sq. kmINVESTORS IN WALLONIAavenue Materne 115 Largest cities Brussels, Antwerp,B-5100 NAMUR Liège, Charleroi, NamurBelgiumClimate temperatePhone: +32 81 332 850Fax: +32 81 332 869 Average day temperatureinvestinwallonia@investinwallonia.be > summer 14.3 C (58 F)www.investinwallonia.be> winter 7.1 C (45 F)OFI - North America Rainfall 914 mm Jean-Pierre VASAUNE (36 inches per year)333, N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 905Chicago, Illinois 60601 4186USAPhone: +1 (312) 357 6349 DEMOGRAPHICSFax: +1 (312) 357 6407Mobile: +1 (312) 961 7738Population 10,396,421jpvasaune@investinwallonia.comWallonia : 3,380,498OFI - Western USADensity 340 persons per sq. kmPierre LECLERCQWallonia : 201 persons per sq. km155 Montgomery Street, Suite 207San Francisco, CA 94104 Average life expectancy USA> Men : 76 years (74 years in Wallonia)Phone: +1 (415) 391 3111> Women: 82 years (81 years in WFax: +1 (415) 391 3116Mobile: +1 (415) 518 0456pleclercq@investinwallonia.comSOCIAL STATISTICSOFI CHINAJacqueline ZOUc/o Consulate General National languages French, Dutchfor Belgiumand GermanWu Yi Lush, 127Shanghai 200050 English spoken by 75 %P.R. China Educational attainment labor force:Phone: +86 21 6437 9234> ...

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OFFICE FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS IN WALLONIA avenue Materne 115 B5100 NAMUR Belgium Phone:+32 81 332 850 Fax:+32 81 332 869 investinwallonia@investinwallonia.be www.investinwallonia.be
OFI  North America JeanPierre VASAUNE 333, N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 905 Chicago, Illinois 60601 4186 USA Phone:+1 (312) 357 6349 Fax:+1 (312) 357 6407 Mobile:+1 (312) 961 7738 jpvasaune@investinwallonia.com
OFI  Western USA Pierre LECLERCQ 155 Montgomery Street, Suite 207 San Francisco, CA 94104 USA Phone:+1 (415) 391 3111 Fax:+1 (415) 391 3116 Mobile:+1 (415) 518 0456 pleclercq@investinwallonia.com
OFI CHINA Jacqueline ZOU c/o Consulate General for Belgium Wu Yi Lush, 127 Shanghai 200050 P.R. China Phone:+86 21 6437 9234 Fax:+86 21 6437 7083 Mobile:+86 1381 7859 20 jzou@investinwallonia.be
OFI JAPAN Claire Ghyselen Embassy of Belgium Nibancho, 5 Chiyodaku, Tokyo 1020084 Japan Phone:+81 (0)3 3556 1061 Fax:+81 (0)3 3556 1063 cghyselen@investinwallonia.jp www.investinwallonia.jp
Ref. : vers. 01/05-2005/Figures/GB
IN WALLONIABELGIUM
BELGIUM & WALLOON REGION
GOVERNMENT Head of StateH M King Albert II GovernSmtaetnet Federal 3 regions and 3 communities Capital cityBrussels
GEOGRAPHY Area 30,528sq. km Wallonia : 16,844 sq. km Largest citiesBrussels, Antwerp, Liège, Charleroi, Namur Climate temperate Average day temperature > summer14.3 C (58 F) > winter7.1 C (45 F) Rainfall 914mm (36 inches per year)
DEMOGRAPHICS
Population 10,396,421 Wallonia : 3,380,498 Density 340persons per sq. km Wallonia : 201 persons per sq. km Average life expectancy > Men :76 years (74 years in Wallonia) > Women: 82 years (81 years in Wallonia)
SOCIAL STATISTICS
National languages
French, Dutch
and German English spoken by75 % Educational attainment labor force: > Primary education24.5 % > Lower Secondary School22.5 % > Upper Secondary School30.8 % > Short-type Higher Education12.3 % > Long-type Higher Education2.7 % > University7.2 %
AIN
ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE GDP (2003)269,634 millionWallonia : 63,125 millionGDP per capita (2003)26,037Wallonia :18,741Economic growth+ 2.7 % Wallonia = +2.5 % Government budget deficit95.9 % of GDP (-4.1 % compared with 2003) Criteria to qualify for Economic & Monetary Union budget deficit below 3 % of GDP and public borrowing limited to a maximum of 60 % of GDP
Consumer Price Inflation Long-term interest rate Unemployment rate (2003)
WORKING POPULATION
Services Industry & Construction Agriculture 2.3
FOREIGN TRADE
Export of goods & services (2003) Export as % of G Import of goods & services (2003) Import as % of G Most important export destinatio
Shetland Islands
UNITED KINGDOM
English Chanel
North Sea
FRANCE
NORWAY
DENMARK
SWEDEN
2.1 % 4.73 % 8.2 %
77.3 % 20.4 %
Baltic LI Sea
NETHERLAND POLAND GERMANY BELGIUM 200km 400km 600km800km 1000km Luxembourg CZECH REPUBLIC SLOVAK REPUBLIC
AUSTRIA LIECHTENTEIN HUNGARY SWITZERLAND SLOVENIA CROATIA BOSNIA Adriatic HERZEGOVINA YUGO Sea MONTENEGRO ITALY Corsica
Sardinia
Tyrrhenian Sea
FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN WALLONIA BETWEEN 2000 & 2004
Successfully accomplished files366 Amounts invested3 thousand millionCreated jobs8,000
Created jobs by country of origin: United States France United Kingdom Germany Netherlands Japan Other Belgian Regions Others
Created jobs by sector of activities : Logistics Automotive subcontracting Biotechnology & Pharmaceutic Chemical Agro-food Construction
BANKING & FINANCE
23 % 14 % 12 % 12 % 9 % 4 % 14 % 12 %
36 % 13 % 11 % 9 % 8 % 4 % 3 %
s with approx. 80 countries income tax rate33.99 % uro
ASTRUCTURE IN WALLONIA portPort Autonome de Liège nd 2 Europeanriver port
dled15,190,067 tons a capacity below 1,350 tons and 5,664 ships above 1,350 tons) s Charleroiand Namur waterways 460km twork 1,605km ork 869km
rts s BrusselsSouth Charleroi Airport ber of passengers2,034,797 persons t Liege 383,837 tons
res relate to 2004 unless otherwise stated