BELGIUM
Region: WESTERN EUROPE
128
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19
Global Rank: 
19
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12
Region Rank:

Belgium’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 7.5 placing it 12th in Western Europe and 19th globally. Belgium is classified by the IMF as part of the Advanced Economies group and by the World Bank as a high income OECD nation. It is a member of the European Union.
Belgium’s Legal and Political Environment Subindex score decreased by 0.1 to 7.6 with scores of 8.1 in Control of Corruption, 8.0 in Judicial Independence, 8.0 in Rule of Law, and 6.4 in Political Stability. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.1 to 6.5 with scores of 7.4 in Property Rights, 3.9 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 8.1 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.2 to 8.2 with scores of 7.8 in Intellectual Property Protections, 9.3 in Patent Protection, and 7.6 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.5 19 of 128 12 of 19
Legal and Political 7.6 19 of 128 13 of 19
Physical 6.5 40 of 128 15 of 19
Intellectual 8.2 8 of 128 6 of 19


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.6 19 of 128 13 of 19
Judicial Independence 8.0 16 of 128 10 of 19
Rule of Law 8.0 20 of 128 13 of 19
Political Stability 6.4 32 of 128 14 of 19
Control of Corruption 8.1 18 of 128 12 of 19


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 6.5 40 of 128 15 of 19
Protection of Physical Property 7.4 26 of 128 14 of 19
Registering Property 8.1 105 of 127 19 of 19
Access to Loan 3.9 35 of 128 9 of 19


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.2 8 of 128 6 of 19
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 7.8 18 of 128 10 of 19
Patent Protection 9.3 3 of 108 1 of 19
Copyright Protection 7.6 9 of 104 5 of 19
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1 FINLAND 8.4
2 NEW ZEALAND 8.3
3 LUXEMBOURG 8.3
4 NORWAY 8.3
5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
7 SWEDEN 8.1
8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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