Belgium, Germany biggest EU vaccine exporters in billion dollar business

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Belgium and Germany along with Spain have been revealed as the three largest exporters (combined intra and extra-EU) of Covid-19 vaccines among EU Member States at 61%, 21% and 11% respectively according to recently published data from Eurostat.

Germany (30% of the EU total), Spain (21%) and Belgium (14%) were also the largest importers (combined intra and extra-EU) of Covid-19 vaccines among EU Member States in 2021.

COVID vaccine trade

In 2021,extra-EUimportsof COVID-19 vaccines amounted to €7.8 billion, while extra-EU exports amounted to €20.1 billion. Extra-EU imports of Covid-19 vaccines came predominantly from Switzerland (65%) and the United States (29%). On the other hand, extra-EU exportswent predominantly to Japan (21%), the United Kingdom (14%) and South Korea (6%).

[Eurostat]