Belgium

population

11,195,138

WB, 2012

Population density

369.7p/KM2

WB, 2012

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

508,115.693

WB, 2012

Capital stock - M. USD

1,980,551

WB, 2012

Social expenditure - M. USD

184,191

WB, 2012

Total Reserves - M. USD

18,138.876

WB, 2012

Basic Country Statistics and Indicators (2014)

What's this?
- Population, GDP, GFCF, Gross savings, Total reserves (World Bank Development indicators. http://data.worldbank.org/ More information can be found in "Indicators definitions and sources".)
- Capital stock (Global Exposure Database 2014. Di Bono, 2014)
- Social expenditure (International Labour Organisation, ILO: Total Social Protection expenditure, 2012; Public Health Care expenditure, 2012; World Bank Development indicators, Public Education expenditure, 2011)
- Rule of law, Government effectiveness, Voice and accountability, Control of corruption (World Bank Governance indicators. http://data.worldbank.org/)
- Pop living in slums (Indicadores de los Objetivos del Desarrollo del Milenio http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/SeriesDetail.aspx?srid=710)
- Ecological footprint (Global Footprint Network www.footprintnetwork.org)
- Environmental performance index, Forest change (Environmental Performance Index, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN); Columbia University http://epi.yale.edu)
Population people 11,195,138
Urban % Total population 97.776
Rural % Total population 2.224
Urban population growth % Annual 0.644
Population density People / km2 369.7
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) US$ 508,115.693
GDP per capita US$ 46,877.986
Capital stock Million US$ 1,980,551
GFCF (Gross Fixed Capital Formation) Million US$ 100,997.242
Social Expenditure Million US$ 184,191
Gross Savings Million US$ 118,297.244
Total reserves Million US$ 18,138.876

Internationally Reported Losses 1990 - 2014 EMDAT

What's this?
For a disaster to be entered into the database at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- Ten (10) or more people reported killed.
- Hundred (100) or more people reported affected.
- Declaration of a state of emergency.
- Call for international assistance.

CRED EM-DAT (Feb. 2015) : The OFDA/CRED - International Disaster Database www.emdat.be Université catholique de Louvain Brussels - Belgium.

Frequency

Mortality

Economic issues

10-year moving average 2005-2014
Events 2
Deaths 96
Economic loss (,000 US$) 94,715

Probabilistic risk results

Average Annual Loss (AAL) by hazard

What's this?
The Average Annual Loss (AAL) is the expected loss per annum associated to the occurrence of future perils assuming a very long observation timeframe. It considers the damage caused on the exposed elements by small, moderate and extreme events and results a useful and robust metric for risk ranking and comparisons.
Hazard
 
Absolute
[Million US$]
Capital
stock [%]
GFCF
[%]
Social
exp [%]
Total
Reserves [%]
Gross
Savings [%]
Earthquake 190.39 0.010 0.189 0.103 1.050 0.161
Flood 167.25 0.008 0.166 0.091 0.922 0.141
Multi-Hazard 357.64 0.018 0.354 0.194 1.972 0.302

Hazard contribution to AAL

Probable Maximum Loss (PML)

What's this?
The Probable Maximum Loss (PML) is a risk metric that represents the maximum loss that could be expected, on average, within a given number of years. PML is widely used to establish limits related to the size of reserves that, for example, insurance companies or a government should have available to buffer losses: the higher the return period, the higher the expected loss. PML always have associated a mean return period.

Mean return period in years - Values for hazard are in million US$

Hazard
 
20 50 100 250 500 1000 1500
Earthquake 328 1,098 2,863 8,265 16,122 28,768 38,767
Wind 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Storm Surge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsunami 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

INFORM 2015 Risk Index

What's this?
The INFORM model adopts the three aspects of vulnerability reflected in the UNISDR definition. The aspects of physical exposure and physical vulnerability are integrated in the hazard & exposure dimension, the aspect of fragility of the socio-economic system becomes INFORM's vulnerability dimension while lack of resilience to cope and recover is treated under the lack of coping capacity dimension.
INFORM 2015 risk index map

  Value Rank Trend
INFORM 1.37 171 EQUAL
Hazard 0.88 168 EQUAL
Vulnerability 1.76 147 EQUAL
Coping Capacity 1.66 185 EQUAL