Belgium: Property rights

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 Belgium

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 92
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 85
 Min - Max 80 - 93
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1996 to 2023. The average value for Belgium during that period was 85 points with a minimum of 80 points in 2007 and a maximum of 93 points in 2022. The latest value from 2023 is 92 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 180 countries is 54 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belgium - Property rights - historical chart - 1996-2023




The property rights index for Belgium from The Heritage Foundation reflects the ability of individuals to accumulate private property, secured by clear laws that are fully enforced by the state. It also measures the likelihood of expropriation in Belgium as well as the extent of corruption in the judiciary and the enforcement of contracts.
Definition: The property rights index measures the degree to which a country’s laws protect private property rights and the degree to which its government enforces those laws. It also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts. Higher index values denote more certain legal protection of property.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 92 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 81 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 32 2023 points
 Business freedom 79 2023 points
 Labor freedom 58 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 80.30 2023 points
 Trade freedom 79 2023 points
 Investment freedom 85 2023 points
 Financial freedom 70 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 67 2023 index points
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