Country Analysis Report - Netherlands - In-depth PESTLE Insights

MarketLine
July 8, 2011
83 Pages - SKU: MTLN6651741
Countries covered: Netherlands

Introduction

The country analysis report on Netherlands provides a wide array of analytical inputs to analyze the country’s performance, and the objective is to help the reader to make business decisions and prepare for the future. The report on Netherlands analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure of Netherlands. The report provides a holistic view of Netherlands from historical, current and future perspective. Insightful analysis on critical current and future issues is presented through detailed SCPT (strengths, challenges, prospects and threats /risks) analysis for each of the PESTLE segments. In addition, the PESTLE segments are supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis. The PESTLE country analysis report series provides an in-depth analysis of 50 major countries.

Features and Benefits
  • Understanding gained from the country analysis report on Netherlands can be used to plan business investments or market entry apart from a holistic view of the country.
  • Political section on Netherlands provides inputs about the political system, key figures in the country, and governance indicators.
  • Economic section on Netherlands outlines the economic story of the country to provide a balanced assessment on core macro-economic issues.
  • Social section on Netherlands enables understanding of customer demographics through the income distribution, rural-urban segmentation and centres of affluence, healthcare and educational scenario in the country.
  • Technological section on Netherlands provides strategic inputs on information communications and technology, technological laws and policies, technological gaps, patents data and relevant laws.
  • Legal section on Netherlands provides information about the legal structure, corporate laws, business set-up procedures and the tax regime.
  • Environmental section provides information on environmental policies in Netherlands and the performance in terms of important environmental indicators.
Highlights

PESTLE analysis of Netherlands identifies issues that affect the country’s performance through the prism of current strengths (strengths), current challenges (weaknesses), future prospects (opportunities) and future risks (threats).

The political landscape discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Netherlands in different periods. The economic, social, foreign and defence policies are considered in the political landscape section. It also discusses the performance of the country as per World Bank Governance Indicators.

The economic landscape describes the evolution of the economy of Netherlands in different periods. It also examines 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. The economic landscape also explains the financial system in the country, especially with regard to financial authorities/regulators.

The social landscape covers the demographics, education and healthcare scenario in Netherlands. The social welfare policies of the government along with the country’s performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution and education are also provided.

The technological landscape discusses the structure and policies in terms of Intellectual property, research & development, technology agreements/pacts; and policies related to the promotion of technology in Netherlands.

The legal landscape examines the structure of the judicial system, legislation affecting businesses, tax regulations, labor laws, trade regulations and corporate governance in Netherlands.

The environmental landscape in Netherlands discusses the environmental regulations and policies of the country. The performance of the country in terms of in terms of environmental indicators and impact of environmental policies is also examined.

The Dutch economy performed extremely well during the late 1990s, buoyed by the robust performance of global trade. However, the rapid upturn led to a buildup of inflationary pressures, which undermined the country’s impressive level of international competitiveness. As a highly trade-dependant economy, the Netherlands was also hit badly by the global downturn in 2001. Economic growth fell to 1.4% in 2001, dropping further in 2002 to only 0.08% as the country experienced its first recession in two decades. The economy then recovered, posting growth rates in 2005, 2006, and 2007 of 1.8%, 3.2%, and 3.6%, respectively. Due to falling economic activity and financial volatility in world markets, the Dutch economy contracted by 3.9% in 2009, after posting a growth rate of 1.9% in 2008. However, it subsequently recovered again in 2010 to post a growth rate of 1.7%.

Your key questions answered
  • What is the outlook in terms of political stability, policies towards businesses, external front and popularity of government in Netherlands?
  • What is the economic performance of Netherlands in terms of GDP growth, fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, and employment among other economic indicators?
  • What is the performance of Netherlands in terms of healthcare, income distribution and education?
  • What is the performance of Netherlands in technology intensive sectors like telecommunications and information technology, patents and R&D expenditure trends?
  • What is the legal structure in Netherlands and are the laws conducive for investment?
  • What is the performance of Netherlands in terms of environmental indicators and impact of environmental policies?



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