Property Rights Index



Region:  Western Europe

Global Rank: 18 of 125

Regional Rank: 11 of 19


Belgium’s IPRI score decreased by -0.16 to 7.678 placing it 11th in the Western Europe region and 18th in the world. Belgium is classified by the IMF as part of the Advanced economies group and by the World Bank as High income country.


Belgium’s Legal and Political Subindex decreased by -0.07 to 7.471 with scores of 7.683 in Judicial Independence, 7.804 in Rule of Law, 6.189 in Political Stability, and 8.206 in Control of Corruption.


Belgium’s Physical Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.12 to 7.387 with scores of 7.907 in perception of Property Rights Protection, 8.145 in Registering Property, and 6.110 in Ease of Access to Loans.


Belgium’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.27 to 8.177 with scores of 8.398 in perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 8.433 in Patent Protection, and 7.7 in Copyright Protection.


Belgium is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • OECD
  • EU

Belgium - IPRI Overall Score

Belgium - IPRI Overall Score

Belgium - Legal and Political Environmental

Belgium - Physical Property Rights

Belgium -Intellectual Property Rights