Sweden PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Sweden PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 22.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2020, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (18.8%) and wholesale, retail and hotels (12.9%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are forecast to grow by 6.0%, 4.0% and 5.6%, respectively in 2021.

Östra Sverige and Södra Sverige contributed 85.4% to the country’s GDP in 2019 and comprised 83.0% of Sweden’s population in 2020


  • As per the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistics infrastructure in Sweden improved its rank to second in 2018 from third in 2016 (out of 160 countries)
  • The overall OMX30 index exhibited an upward trend over the last year. As of April 14, 2021, the OMX Stockholm 30 index stood at 2,247.2, compared to 1,535.8 on April 14, 2020.
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
Recovery of Economy from COVID-19 crisis
Country snapshot
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 (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 6: FDI Flows in The Sweden And FDI by Sector’s Share (2019)
Exhibit 7: Investment Inflows by Region and International Investment Position (2019)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2020)
Exhibit 11: Exports and Imports Volume Growth (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports (2016-2019)
Exhibit 14: Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, % Share in World’s Total Exports, 2019
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (March 2016- March 2021)
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 19: Unemployment (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 21: Labor Cost Index (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 25: Internet Users as a Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate (2020)
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population (2020)
Exhibit 27: High-Technology Exports (% Of Manufactured Exports) (2019)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Norway 2020
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) (2020)
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2016-2019)

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