PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - The United States

PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - The United States


Services is expected to have contributed (81.4%) to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by manufacturing, mining and construction (13.6%). In nominal terms, the overall GVA is expected to grow at a robust pace of 3.7% and 3.5% in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

The US stock market performed poorly during January 18, 2018 to January 17, 2019. The S&P 500 lost 6.5% of its valuation during the period. New York, Texas, California and Illinois accounted for 35.3% of GDP and 30.8% of the total US population in 2017. The United States ranked 14th as per World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI) in 2018, compared to tenth ranking in 2016.


  • Trump’s new US$1.5 tn investment plan announced in February 2018, is spread across various infrastructure projects ranging from ports, rails, air connectivity and roads. The fund is expected to boost government spending and help ailing infrastructure of the country.
  • Manufacturing, followed by finance attracted the most FDI in 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: The US’ Performance In Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to North America and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: S&P 500 index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: FDI Stock in the US, FDI Share by country (2017), and FDI Share by Sector (2017)
Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2017
Exhibit 13: Machinery, Mechanical Appliances, Nuclear Reactors, Boilers as % of World Export, 2017
Exhibit 14: Interest Rates
Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 16: Public Finance
Exhibit 17: General Government Debt
Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 20: Labor Cost Index
Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population
Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 23: Gender Split
Exhibit 24: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017
Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per M Population, 2018
Exhibit 26: High-tech Exports (% of total manufactured exports), 2017
Exhibit 27: Doing Business in the US 2019
Exhibit 28: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017
Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions

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