Number of retail chains in Belgium 2018, by sector

This statistic presents the number of retail chains by sector in Belgium in the year 2018. Fashion and clothing was the leading sector, with 116 chains out of the total of 314, followed by home ware with 27 retail chains. Consumer electronics was ranked third, standing at 26 chains, while the car parts and accessories sector showed the smallest amount, with four retail chains.

Number of retail chains* in Belgium in 2018, by sector

Number of retail chains
Fashion & Clothing 116
Home Ware 27
Consumer Electronics 26
Furniture & Decoration 25
Personal Care 24
DIY & Gardening 18
Footwear & Leather 18
Toys & Games 16
Food 16
Sport & Leisure 12
Baby Ware 12
Telecom 11
Jewelry & Watches 11
Books & Magazines 10
Optical 8
Petrol 8
Pet Care 6
Car Parts & Accessories 4
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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* The source includes retailers (chains) when they have a minimum of five stores or a minimum turnover of 3 million euros.
The source also adds the following information:
'Please note that some retailers are active in several sectors in which case there is some duplication in the numbers. The same goes for retailers active in several countries.'

** Figures as of September 24th 2018.

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