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France: In-depth PESTLE Insights

France: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on France 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 France through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in France through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in France through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in France through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
Scope
  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in France, 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 France'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.
Reasons to buy
  • What is the outlook in France in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
  • How does France perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
  • How does France perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
  • How does France perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?


Overview
Overview
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
Key Facts and Geographic Location
Key facts
Geographical 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 risk
Technology analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenge
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
Pre-1945
1946-60
1961-2017
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure and policies
Structure of government
Key political parties
Composition of national assembly (percentage of seats)
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
Economic Landscape
Summary
Evolution
1945-80
1981-2016
Structure and policies
Financial authorities/regulators
Performance
GDP and growth rate
GDP composition by sector
GDP composition by sector
Fiscal situation
External position
International investment position
Monetary situation
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
Telecommunications and internet
Outlook
Legal Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Financial jurisdiction
Tax regulations
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
Environmental Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental policies
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
Appendix
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Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: France - key fundamentals
Table 2: France - key facts
Table 3: Analysis of France’s political landscape
Table 4: Analysis of France’s economy
Table 5: Analysis of France’s social system
Table 6: Analysis of France’s technology landscape
Table 7: Analysis of France’s legal landscape
Table 8: Analysis of France’s environmental landscape
Table 9: Mid-year population by age (percentage), 2017
Table 10: Comparative performance - patents granted from USPTO
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of France
Figure 2: General government deficit, 2016
Figure 3: General government gross debt, 2016
Figure 4: General government expenditure, 2007-2016
Figure 5: Unit Labor Cost, 2014-2016
Figure 6: Real effective exchange rate (2008-17)
Figure 7: Long term interest rates forecast, 2019
Figure 8: Short term interest rates forecast, 2019
Figure 9: Improving banking sector, Q2 2014 to Q3 2017
Figure 10: Household debt , 2016
Figure 11: House prices, Q2 2015 to Q3 2017
Figure 12: Total fertility rate of select European countries
Figure 13: Social Expenditure, 2016
Figure 14: Gini coefficient, 2016
Figure 15: S80/S20 income decile share/ gap ratio, 2015
Figure 16: Percentage points change in Gini coefficient of household disposable income (2012-15)
Figure 17: Elderly dependency ratio, 2015 and 2050
Figure 18: R&D expenditure (Euro per inhabitant), 2016 or latest available year
Figure 19: Tax subsidy rates on R&D expenditures, 2017
Figure 20: FDI restrictiveness, 2016
Figure 21: Product market regulation, 2008 and 2013
Figure 22: Product market regulation, retail, 2008 and 2013
Figure 23: Corporate tax revenues , 2016
Figure 24: France - key political events since 1930
Figure 25: Key political figures- France
Figure 26: Structure of government
Figure 27: French national assembly composition, 2017
Figure 28: France's historical GDP growth, 2006-2016
Figure 29: GDP and GDP growth rate in France, 2012-22f
Figure 30: GDP composition by sector, 2016
Figure 31: Agriculture output of France, 2012-17f
Figure 32: Industrial output of France, 2012-17f
Figure 33: Service output of France, 2012-17f
Figure 34: External trade of France, 2012-16
Figure 35: Consumer Price Index and index-based inflation in France, 2012-22f
Figure 36: Unemployment in France, 2012-22f
Figure 37: Healthcare expenditure, 2010-16
Figure 38: Expenditure on education in France, 2010-16
Figure 39: Internet users and penetration, 2012-16
Figure 40: France's judicial structure
Figure 41: Carbon dioxide emissions, 2008-15

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