After peaking at 5.3% in 2007 and dropping to 0.3% in 2008, the Finnish economy entered into a recession, which resulted in a contraction of 8.5% in 2009. The economy recovered with growth of 3.36% in 2010 decreasing to 2.8% in 2011, and contracting by 1.0% in 2012. In 2013, the economy remained in recession. The economy is expected to grow by 0.4% in 2014, but the outlook remains weak.Features and benefits
- Understand how Finland can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
- Gain an understanding of the political situation in Finland, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
- Understand customer demographics in Finland through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
The PESTLE analysis of Finland identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.
The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Finland, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Finland's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.Your key questions answered
- How does Finland perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
- What is the legal structure in Finland and are the laws conducive to investment?
- How does Finland perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
- How does Finland perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?