International Labor Comparisons

Table 5a. Belgium, Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing, U.S. dollars, 2008-2012

Table 5a. Belgium, Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing, U.S. dollars, 2008-2012
Industry ISIC Rev.4 Code 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)

C
53.88 52.27 50.72 54.76 52.19

Food products, beverages and tobacco

10-12
NA 46.10 44.94 48.53 46.24

          Food and beverages

10-11
NA 46.08 44.93 48.52 46.22

                    Food products

10
NA 44.79 43.59 47.06 44.84

                    Beverages

11
NA 54.88 53.73 58.03 55.14

          Tobacco products

12
NA 45.86 44.86 48.60 46.41

Textiles, wearing apparel and leather

13-15
NA 40.64 39.46 42.86 41.20

          Textiles and wearing apparel

13-14
NA 40.50 39.32 42.69 40.99

                    Textiles

13
NA 41.36 39.92 43.46 41.89

                    Wearing apparel

14
NA 37.47 36.63 39.46 37.51

Leather and related products

15
NA 43.98 42.77 46.12 43.80

Wood and paper products and printing

16-18
NA 46.65 45.33 49.05 46.77

          Wood and wood products, except furniture

16
NA 38.72 37.33 40.37 38.38

          Paper and paper products

17
NA 52.58 50.91 55.46 53.30

          Printing and reproduction of recorded media

18
NA 48.38 47.02 50.65 48.08

Coke and refined petroleum products

19
NA NA NA NA NA

Chemicals and pharmaceutical products

20-21
NA 67.81 65.94 71.83 68.64

          Chemicals and chemical products, except pharmaceuticals

20
NA 66.32 64.55 70.36 67.32

          Pharmaceutical products

21
NA 71.47 69.13 75.26 71.79

Rubber, plastics and other non-metallic mineral products

22-23
NA 48.80 47.34 51.38 49.10

          Rubber and plastics products

22
NA 48.15 46.87 51.17 49.03

          Other non-metallic mineral products

23
NA 49.36 47.74 51.45 49.09

Primary and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

24-25
NA 50.20 48.55 52.14 49.62

          Basic metals

24
NA 58.56 57.11 61.48 58.47

          Fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

25
NA 44.26 42.75 45.97 43.69

Computer, electronic and optical products

26
NA 55.37 54.25 58.32 55.33

Electrical equipment

27
NA 50.05 48.93 52.47 49.87

Machinery and equipment n.e.c.

28
NA 48.60 47.45 50.94 48.45

Motor vehicles and other transport equipment

29-30
NA 58.42 56.52 60.75 57.63

          Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

29
NA 59.44 57.42 61.72 58.52

          Other transport equipment

30
NA 53.39 52.22 56.15 53.42

Furniture

31
NA 38.04 36.84 39.88 37.85

Note:
Compensation costs include direct pay, social insurance expenditures, and labor-related taxes.
Data relate to manufacturing as defined by the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 4.
For complete information on definitions, industrial classifications, and data sources, see the technical notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichcctn.pdf and country notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichccsources.pdf.
'NA' means data not available.
# Break in series. Data are not comparable with data from the previous year.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons, August 2013
 

Table 5b. Belgium, Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing, National currency, 2008-2012
Industry ISIC Rev.4 Code 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)

C
36.59 37.51 38.25 39.31 40.58

Food products, beverages and tobacco

10-12
NA 33.08 33.89 34.84 35.96

          Food and beverages

10-11
NA 33.07 33.88 34.83 35.95

                    Food products

10
NA 32.14 32.87 33.78 34.87

                    Beverages

11
NA 39.38 40.51 41.65 42.88

          Tobacco products

12
NA 32.91 33.83 34.88 36.09

Textiles, wearing apparel and leather

13-15
NA 29.17 29.76 30.76 32.04

          Textiles and wearing apparel

13-14
NA 29.06 29.65 30.64 31.87

                    Textiles

13
NA 29.68 30.10 31.20 32.58

                    Wearing apparel

14
NA 26.89 27.62 28.32 29.17

Leather and related products

15
NA 31.56 32.26 33.11 34.06

Wood and paper products and printing

16-18
NA 33.48 34.19 35.21 36.37

          Wood and wood products, except furniture

16
NA 27.79 28.15 28.98 29.85

          Paper and paper products

17
NA 37.74 38.39 39.81 41.45

          Printing and reproduction of recorded media

18
NA 34.72 35.46 36.36 37.39

Coke and refined petroleum products

19
NA NA NA NA NA

Chemicals and pharmaceutical products

20-21
NA 48.66 49.73 51.56 53.38

          Chemicals and chemical products, except pharmaceuticals

20
NA 47.59 48.68 50.51 52.35

          Pharmaceutical products

21
NA 51.29 52.13 54.02 55.83

Rubber, plastics and other non-metallic mineral products

22-23
NA 35.02 35.70 36.88 38.18

          Rubber and plastics products

22
NA 34.55 35.34 36.73 38.13

          Other non-metallic mineral products

23
NA 35.42 36.00 36.93 38.18

Primary and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

24-25
NA 36.03 36.61 37.43 38.58

          Basic metals

24
NA 42.02 43.07 44.13 45.47

          Fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

25
NA 31.76 32.24 33.00 33.98

Computer, electronic and optical products

26
NA 39.74 40.91 41.86 43.03

Electrical equipment

27
NA 35.92 36.90 37.66 38.79

Machinery and equipment n.e.c.

28
NA 34.87 35.78 36.56 37.68

Motor vehicles and other transport equipment

29-30
NA 41.92 42.62 43.61 44.82

          Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

29
NA 42.65 43.30 44.30 45.51

          Other transport equipment

30
NA 38.31 39.38 40.31 41.54

Furniture

31
NA 27.30 27.78 28.63 29.43

Note:
Compensation costs include direct pay, social insurance expenditures, and labor-related taxes.
Data relate to manufacturing as defined by the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 4.
For complete information on definitions, industrial classifications, and data sources, see the technical notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichcctn.pdf and country notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichccsources.pdf.
'NA' means data not available.
# Break in series. Data are not comparable with data from the previous year.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons, August 2013