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Country Analysis Report: Portugal, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Country Analysis Report: Portugal, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Introduction

In Portugal, economic growth averaged 1.54% during 2004-07. However, the global economic crisis led to a contraction by 0.01% in 2008 and by 2.91% in 2009. The economy grew by 0.93% in 2014, on the back of increased domestic demand. In 2015, the economy is expected to grow by 1.47% backed by private consumption which has rebounded strongly.

Features and benefits

  • Understand how Portugal can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
  • Gain an understanding of the political situation in Portugal, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand customer demographics in Portugal through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
Highlights

The PESTLE analysis of Portugal identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.

The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Portugal, 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 Portugal'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.

Your key questions answered
  • How does Portugal perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
  • What is the legal structure in Portugal and are the laws conducive to investment?
  • How does Portugal perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
  • How does Portugal perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?


OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
Key facts
Geographic location
PESTLE ANALYSIS
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Ease in credit conditions
Future risks
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technological analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Future prospects
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1945
1945-2014
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Key political parties
Composition of government
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1950
1950-90
1991-2014
Structure and policies
Financial authorities and regulators
Performance
GDP and growth rate
GDP composition by sector
Fiscal situation
Exports and imports
International investment position
Key monetary indicators
Employment
Outlook
SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Performance
Healthcare
Education
Outlook
TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
Performance
Mobile and internet
Outlook
LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Tax regulation
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Performance
Environmental impact
CO2 emissions
Outlook
APPENDIX
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