E-commerce: only one in four products sold from Belgium

A study by the University of Antwerp for Comeos shows the Belgian delay in the field of online sales of products, despite its acceleration during the covid period. The Netherlands dominates the market. And Chinese operators are progressing at high speed. At the expense of our economy and our jobs.

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Julien Bosseler

Journalist at the Society department

By Julien Bosseler

Published on 05/30/2024 at 06:00
Reading time: 3 min

Lhe health crisis will have had this merit: giving a big boost to online commerce in Belgium, which is lagging far behind its direct neighbors in this area. To the point of bridging the gap? Comeos, the federation of organized commerce and services, wanted to know. She asked the University of Antwerp to look into this question of Belgian performance online compared to neighboring countries. Roel Gevaers, professor of economics, specializing in logistics, and his team carried out a comparative study, including The evening was able to learn firsthand. Focused on product orders (food included but therefore excluding all the services) and their shipping points before the last kilometers to end customers, this work is rich in lessons.


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