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Country Analysis Report: Latvia, PEST Insights

Country Analysis Report: Latvia, PEST Insights

Summary

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

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

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

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

How does Latvia 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 Latvia, 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 Latvia'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
Geographic location
Political Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Structure of legislature
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Economic Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Financial system
Financial authorities/regulators
Performance
GDP and growth rate
Fiscal situation
International investment position
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: Latvia - key facts
Table 2: Mid-year population by age (percentage of population), 2015
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Latvia
Figure 2: Latvia - key political events timeline
Figure 3: Latvia - key political figures
Figure 4: Distribution of seats in the Latvian parliament after September 2014 elections
Figure 5: Evolution of GDP growth in Latvia, 2005-2015
Figure 6: GDP and GDP growth rate of Latvia (constant prices), 2005-15
Figure 7: Sector-specific GDP in Latvia, 2015
Figure 8: Agricultural output in Latvia, 2010-15
Figure 9: Industrial output in Latvia, 2010-15
Figure 10: Services output in Latvia, 2010-15
Figure 11: Latvia's balance of trade position, 2010-15
Figure 12: Consumer price index and CPI-based inflation in Latvia, 2005-15
Figure 13: Unemployment in Latvia, 2009-15
Figure 14: Major religions in Latvia, 2006
Figure 15: Healthcare expenditure in Latvia, 2007-13
Figure 16: Internet users in Latvia, 2010-14

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