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About the Benelux

The Benelux is a union between Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg: it was established in 1944 (predating the EU) and still exists today.

Although it only covers 1.7% of the whole surface of the EU, it has 5.6% of the European population (29.55 million residents) and 7.9% of the joint EU GDP (€36,000/resident).

The power of the rainbow community

The purchasing power of the LGBTIQ+ community in the Benelux is estimated at €110 bln. The number of LGBTIQ+ entrepreneurs is around 76,000, contributing €16 bln to the Benelux economy and employing 500,000 people.*

* These figures are a projection, based on accumulated statistics from Germany, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA.