Country Analysis Report: Netherlands, In-depth PESTLE InsightsIntroduction
The Netherlands’ economy has high trade intensity compared to its OECD counterparts as of 2012. The European debt crisis affected the economy badly and it contracted by 1.24% in 2012. The country’s banking sector is recovering slowly amidst slow global growth. However, rising unemployment and weak economic recovery is a concern.Features and benefits
- Understand how the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
- Understand demographics in the Netherlands through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
The PESTLE analysis of the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands, 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 the Netherlands' 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 the Netherlands perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
- What is the legal structure in the Netherlands and are the laws conducive to investment?
- How does the Netherlands perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
- How does the Netherlands perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?