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Country Analysis Report: Panama, PEST Insights

Country Analysis Report: Panama, PEST Insights

Summary

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

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

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

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

How does Panama 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 Panama, 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 Panama'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
Composition of government
Key economic policies
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
Monetary situation
Key monetary indicators
Employment
Social Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Performance
Healthcare
Education
Technological Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
Research and development
Performance
Research and development
Appendix
Ask the analyst
Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Panama - key facts
Table 2: Mid-year population by age (as a percentage of total population), 2014
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Panama
Figure 2: Panama - key political events timeline
Figure 3: Panama - head of the state and government
Figure 4: Distribution of seats by political parties as of May 2014
Figure 5: Evolution of GDP growth in Panama, 2005-2015
Figure 6: GDP and GDP growth rate of Panama (constant prices), 2005-15
Figure 7: Sector specific GDP in Panama, 2014
Figure 8: Agricultural output in Panama, 2009-14
Figure 9: Industrial output in Panama, 2009-14
Figure 10: Services output in Panama, 2009-14
Figure 11: Panama's trade position, 2009-14
Figure 12: Consumer price index and consumer price index-based inflation in Panama, 2005-15
Figure 13: Unemployment in Panama, 2004-14
Figure 14: Major religions in Panama
Figure 15: Health expenditure, 2006-12
Figure 16: Internet user and penetration, 2004-14

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