Country & Ttrade Statisitcs

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PBBFTrade Details Pakistan -Belgium


Country Details - Pakistan

OFFICIAL NAME: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
CAPITAL: Islamabad
SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT: Federal Multiparty Islamic Republic
AREA: 803,943 Sq Km (310,404 Sq Mi)
ESTIMATED 2000 POPULATION: 153,594,000

LOCATION & GEOGRAPHY: Pakistan displays some of Asia’s most magnificent landscapes as it stretches from the Arabian Sea on its southern border, to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the north. Pakistan is also home to sites that date back to the world’s earliest settlements rivaling those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Located in South Asia, Pakistan shares an eastern border with India and a north-eastern border with China. Iran lies on the country’s south-west border, and Afghanistan runs along its western and northern edge. The Arabian Sea is Pakistan’s southern boundary comprising 1,064 km of coastline. The country has a total area of 796,095 sq km and is nearly four times the size of the United Kingdom. From Gwadar Bay in its south-eastern corner, the country extends more than 1,800 km to the Khunjerab Pass on China’s border.

Land Use; forested 4%, pastures 7%, agricultural-cultivated 28%, other 61% (1993).

CURRENCY: The official currency is the Rupee (PKRs).

Please see World Bank basic report on Pakistan (Adobe Acrobat Format)
Please See State Bank of Pakistan - An Overview, Prospects and Executive Summary (Adobe Acrobat Format)
Please See Pakistan Real Gross Domestic Product (Adobe Acrobat Format)

MAIN TRADING PARTNERS: Japan, Saudi Arabia, the USA and Western Europe.

MAIN PRIMARY PRODUCTS: Antimony, Bauxite, Copper, Cotton, Fruit, Gypsum, Iron Ore, Maize, Natural Gas, Oil, Rice, Sugar Cane, Tobacco, Wheat.

MAJOR INDUSTRIES: Agriculture, Cement, Cotton, Fertilizers, Food Processing, Petroleum Refining, Sports Goods, Sugar Refining, Yarn and Fabric.

MAIN EXPORTS: Cotton and Cotton Textiles, Hand Crafted Carpets, Leather Goods, Petroleum Products, Rice, Sports Goods.

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Country Details - Belgium

OFFICIAL NAME: Kingdom of Belgium
CAPITAL: Brussels
SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT: Constitutional Monarchy
AREA: 30,540 Sq Km (11,792 Sq Mi)

LOCATION & GEOGRAPHY: Belgium is located in North West Europe. It is bound by the Netherlands to the north, France to the south, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast and the North Sea to the northwest. The country's topography is that of a great fertile low lying plain which constitutes the north and west. South of central Belgium the terrain consists of rolling undulating hills and valleys which rise gradually to the east. Further south and to the east the hills give way to the mountainous Ardennes forests. The principal river in the southern Wallonia region is the Meuse with its tributaries the Semois, Sambre and Ourthe while the Scheldt with its tributaries is the principal river for the northern Flanders region.

Land Use: forested 21%, pastures 21%, agricultural-cultivated 24%, other 34% (1992).

CURRENCY: The official currency is the Euro.

Please see World Bank basic report on Belgium (Adobe Acrobat Format)

MAIN TRADING PARTNERS: Luxembourg, Germany, France, the Netherlands, UK, Italy and USA.

MAIN PRIMARY PRODUCTS: Barley, Coal, Flax, Hay, Livestock, Oats, Potatoes, Sugar Beets, Timber, Vegetables, Wheat.

MAJOR INDUSTRIES: Cement, Chemicals, Coal Mining, Diamond Cutting, Food Processing, Glass, Iron and Steel, Light and Heavy Engineering, Paper Goods, Petroleum Refining, Textiles.

EXPORTS: Chemicals, Cut Diamonds, Foodstuffs, Iron and Steel, Machinery, Motor Vehicles, Petroleum Products, Textile Products.

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Trade Details Pakistan - Belgium

Belgium, a member of European Union, is classified among high-income economies.

Belgium is a transit center for goods from the entire world. Its economy is almost completely oriented to exports.

Pakistan's, major exports to Belgium are cotton fabrics, synthetic textiles, readymade garments, hosiery, bedware, fish & fish preparations, sports goods and leather clothing.

Belgium's major exports to Pakistan include chemical industry products, metals, plant & machinery, plastic and rubber products.

In the fiscal year 2000-2001 Belgium was the thirteenth major buyer from Pakistan.

Please see Trade Statistics on Belgium – Pakistan Trade (following are the details)



Source: BNB (Institute of National Accounts) / Economic and Commercial Representation in Islamabad

[Courtesy of Mr. Abid Husain, Belgium Trade Commissioner in Islamabad]

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