Total Health Expenditure (As % of GDP) fell 0.179% to 10.0% in Belgium in 2017

Total Health Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2017
Health Care | Belgium | January 2, 2019
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Total health expenditure as a percentage of GDP fell 0.179% to 10.0% in Belgium in 2017, according to World Bank / WHO.

Historically, total health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in Belgium reached an all time high of 10.3% in 2014 and an all time low of 3.84% in 1970. When compared to Belgium's main peers, total health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in France amounted to 11.5%, 11.3% in Germany, 6.08% in Luxembourg and 10.1% in Netherlands in 2017.

Belgium has been ranked 12th within the group of 36 countries we follow in terms of total health expenditure as a percentage of GDP, 9 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Total Health Expenditure (As % of GDP) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 10.0% 10.2% 10.3% 10.4% 10.3%
Belgium % 10.0% 10.1% 10.3% 10.3% 10.1%
Denmark % 10.2% 10.2% 10.2% 10.2% 10.3%
France % 11.2% 11.3% 11.4% 11.6% 11.5%
Germany % 10.7% 10.8% 10.9% 11.0% 11.1%
Italy % 8.84% 8.96% 8.95% 9.01% 8.99%
Luxembourg % 6.11% 6.57% 6.56% 6.43% 6.19%
Netherlands % 10.5% 10.9% 10.9% 10.9% 10.4%
Poland % 6.23% 6.20% 6.38% 6.25% 6.34%
Spain % 9.09% 9.08% 9.03% 9.02% 9.12%
United Kingdom % 8.42% 8.34% 9.77% 9.72% 9.79%