PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Venezuela

PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Venezuela


Zulia and the Capital region contribute 20.7% to the nation’s total population and is home to major economic activities of the country.

Mining, manufacturing and utilities activities contributed 30.7% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2016, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (22.1%), and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (11.5%).


  • The IBVC index of the Caracas Stock Exchange recorded a significant growth in the past one year due to currency devaluation and very high level of inflation. The index rose from 60.5 on May 11, 2017 to 19,927 on May 11, 2018.
  • As per World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Venezuela deteriorated over the last two years with a decrease in rank from 76th in 2014 to 122nd out of 160 countries in 2016
  • In February 2018, Venezuela and China signed 22 new agreements worth US$2.7 bn to strengthen bilateral ties.
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.

List of Exhibits
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: Venezuela’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Latin America and the World Average
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: Venezuela Stock Market (IBVC) index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: Net FDI inflows and outflows (2013-2016), FDI by type of earnings (2015) and Greenfield investments (2014-2016)
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, 2010-2013
Exhibit 13: Mineral fuel, oils and product of their distillation 2013
Exhibit 14: Exchange Rate and Inflation Rate
Exhibit 15: Public Finance
Exhibit 16: General Government Debt
Exhibit 17: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 18: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 19: Labour Cost Index
Exhibit 20: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population
Exhibit 21: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 22: Gender Split
Exhibit 23: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016
Exhibit 24: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 25: High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports)
Exhibit 26: Doing Business in Venezuela 2018
Exhibit 27: Corruption Perception Index (rankings) 2017
Exhibit 28: CO2 Emissions

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