PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Sweden

PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Sweden


Stockholm, Northern Sweden and Southern Sweden contributed 58.9% to the country’s GDP and comprised of 55% of the Sweden’s population as of 2016. Until 2030, the country is expected to spend €64 bn ($70.8 bn) on railways, roads and other major projects, as well as build 700,000 new homes and offices that will create opportunities for contractors in Europe and beyond.

Services sector contributed 73.7% to gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by secondary (25.1%) and agriculture (1.2%) sectors. These sectors are forecasted to grow by 4.1%, 3.8% and 2.1%, respectively in 2019.

The overall OMX30 index exhibits a downward trend over the last one year. As of January 23, 2019, OMX Stockholm 30 index stood at 1,478.7, compared to 1,643.7 on January 23, 2018.


  • As per the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistics infrastructure in Sweden improved its rank to 2nd in 2018 from 3rd in 2016 out of 160 countries.
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.

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Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Sweden’s Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index
Exhibit 4: OMX Stockholm 30 Index (OMX30)
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflow (2012-2017, Q1-Q3, 2018), Inward FDI by Sector (2016-2017) and FDI by Country (2016-2017)
Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports (2014-2017)
Exhibit 13: Paper and Paperboard, Articles of Paper Pulp, Exports as a % of World Total (2017)
Exhibit 14: Interest Rates (January 2014 - January 2019)
Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 16: Public Finance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 17: General Government Debt (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 20: Labor Cost Index (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1990, 2000, 2010, 2020)
Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population (2000, 2010, 2020)
Exhibit 23: Gender Split (1990, 2000, 2010, 2020)
Exhibit 24: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate (2017)
Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population (2018)
Exhibit 26: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) 2018
Exhibit 27: Doing Business in Sweden (2019)
Exhibit 28: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) (2018)
Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)

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