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Country Analysis Report: Sweden, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Country Analysis Report: Sweden, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Introduction

The Swedish government’s prudent management of public finances resulted in a deficit of 1.7% of GDP in 2014, compared to the EU-28 average of 3.0%. Moreover, government debt was 44.9% of GDP in 2014, compared to the EU-28 average of 86.8% of GDP. The current account balance stood at a surplus of 6.2% of GDP in 2014. The IMF forecasts the surplus to increase slightly to 6.7% of GDP in 2015.

Features and benefits

  • Understand how Sweden 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 Sweden, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand customer demographics in Sweden through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
Highlights
  • The PESTLE analysis of Sweden 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 Sweden, 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 Sweden'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 Sweden perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
  • What is the legal structure in Sweden and are the laws conducive to investment?
  • How does Sweden perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
  • How does Sweden perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?


OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
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
Future risks
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technology analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Key political parties
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Financial authorities and regulators
Stock market
Insurance
Performance
GDP and growth rate
GDP composition by sector
Services
Fiscal situation
Current account
International investment position
Monetary situation
Employment
Outlook
SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Performance
Healthcare
Education
Outlook
TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
R&D
Performance
Mobile and Internet
Outlook
LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Taxation
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
APPENDIX
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