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PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Ireland

PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Ireland

PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Ireland


Five major regions in Ireland generate around 67.6% to the country’s GDP and comprise 74.5% of the country’s population in 2015.

Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 36.1% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (25.1%) and transport, storage and communication activities (13.0%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 5.2%, 5.1% and 5.3%, respectively, in 2018.


  • Project Ireland 2040: The country’s infrastructure plan includes the National Planning Framework (NPF) and National Development Plan (NDP)
  • As per the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, Ireland’s infrastructure ranked 24th out of the total 137 nations
  • The overall ISEQ (Irish Stock Exchange) index exhibits an increasing trend over the last one year. As of September 20th, 2018 ISEQ index stood at 6,709.3, compared to 6,665.5 on September 20th, 2017.
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Did you Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Ireland’s Performance in the Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to West Europe and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: Ireland Stock Market Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: Total FDI, FDI by Sector, and Leading FDI by Industry, 2015-2016
Exhibit 7: FDI by Region and Leading FDI by Geography, 2015-2016
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2017
Exhibit 14: Pharmaceutical Products, % Share in World’s Total, 2017
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 17: Public Finance
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 24: Gender Split
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports), 2016
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Ireland 2018
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions

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