General Information

Country: Belgium

Official language: Dutch, French, German

National Association (NA): BeCommerce

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Overview of Belgian e-commerce statistics

Online shoppers: 6.9 mn

Average spending per online shopper: €1.234

E-commerce turnover  in 2015:  €8.2bn

Standard VAT-rate: 21%

Belgian online population

Belgium’s population exists of  11.2 million people, of which 86% uses the internet (15 year and older). 6.9 million of these internet users shop online.

Belgian e-commerce

The Belgian E-commerce sales reached €8.2bn in 2015  and the total share of e-commerce in retail is 4.5%. The VAT-rate in Belgium is 21%.

National Association


BeCommerce is the Belgian association for companies active in distance selling, both online (via all forms of e-commerce) and offline (via catalog, direct mail, phone, SMS, TV, etc.). Through awareness raising, information, promotion, certification of e-commerce sites through a quality label and its own code of conduct, BeCommerce encourages the further growth of the eCommerce sector and the strengthening of consumer confidence in distance selling.

Become a member!

Becoming a member of BeCommerce has several advantages:

  1. Free access to the European and Global B2C Ecommerce Light reports
  2. Participation in all activities, events and conferences
  3. Lobbying
  4. Research and knowlegde exchange
  5. Work groups and committees