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Country Analysis Report: Bulgaria, PEST Insights

Country Analysis Report: Bulgaria, PEST Insights

Summary

This PEST country analysis report on Bulgaria provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Synopsis

  • Understand the political system in Bulgaria through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in Bulgaria through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in Bulgaria through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in Bulgaria through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
Reasons To Buy

What is the outlook in Bulgaria in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government

How does Bulgaria perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment

How does Bulgaria perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education

How does Bulgaria perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends

Key Highlights
  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Bulgaria, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Bulgaria's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.


Overview
Catalyst
Summary
Key highlights
Key developments in
Key Facts and Geographic Location
Key facts
Geographical location
Political Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Structure of legislature
Key policies
Economic
Social
Foreign and defense policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Economic Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Financial system
Performance
GDP and growth rate
Fiscal situation
International investment position
Credit rating
Monetary situation
Employment
Social Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Performance
Healthcare
Income distribution
Education
Technological Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
Research and development
Performance
Opportunity sectors
Research and development
Appendix
Ask the analyst
Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Bulgaria - key facts
Table 2: Mid-year population by gender (% of total population), 2015
Table 3: Patents received by Bulgaria from the USPTO, 2005-14
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Bulgaria
Figure 2: Bulgaria - key political events timeline
Figure 3: Bulgaria - key political figures
Figure 4: Distribution of seats in the National Assembly after the October 2014 elections
Figure 5: Evolution of GDP growth in Bulgaria, 1991-2014
Figure 6: GDP and GDP growth rate of Bulgaria (constant prices), 2004-2014
Figure 7: Sector specific GDP in Bulgaria, 2014
Figure 8: Agricultural output in Bulgaria, 2009-14
Figure 9: Industrial output in Bulgaria, 2009-14
Figure 10: Services output in Bulgaria, 2009-14
Figure 11: Bulgaria's balance of trade position, 2010-14
Figure 12: Consumer price index and consumer price index-based inflation in Bulgaria, 2004-2014
Figure 13: Unemployment in Bulgaria, 2004-2014
Figure 14: Major religions in Bulgaria
Figure 15: Government healthcare expenditure in Bulgaria, 2004-14
Figure 16: Government education expenditure in Bulgaria, 2004-14
Figure 17: Internet usage and growth, 2004-14

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