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Netherlands: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Netherlands: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on Netherlands provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.Key Highlights

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


    Overview 2
    Catalyst 2
    Summary 2
    Key findings 2
    PESTLE highlights 4
    Key fundamentals 6
    Key Facts and Geographic Location 15
    Key facts 15
    Geographical location 16
    PESTLE Analysis 17
    Summary 17
    Political analysis 18
    Overview 18
    Current strengths 18
    Current challenges 19
    Future prospects 20
    Future risks 20
    Economic analysis 21
    Overview 21
    Current strengths 21
    Current challenges 22
    Future risks 25
    Social analysis 26
    Overview 26
    Current strengths 26
    Current challenges 27
    Future prospects 30
    Future risks 32
    Technological analysis 34
    Overview 34
    Current strengths 34
    Current challenges 36
    Future prospects 40
    Future risks 41
    Legal analysis 44
    Overview 44
    Current strengths 44
    Current challenges 46
    Future prospects 46
    Future risks 47
    Environmental analysis 50
    Overview 50
    Current strengths 50
    Current challenges 52
    Future prospects 55
    Future risks 56
    Political Landscape 58
    Summary 58
    Evolution 58
    Pre-1950s 58
    1950–80 59
    1980–2000 59
    2000–04 59
    2005–17 60
    Structure and policies 61
    Key political figures 61
    Structure of the government 61
    Structure of legislature 62
    Key policies 63
    Performance 64
    Governance indicators 64
    Outlook 65
    Economic Landscape 66
    Summary 66
    Evolution 66
    2002–16 66
    Structure and policies 67
    Financial system 67
    Performance 68
    GDP and growth rate 68
    GDP composition by sector 69
    Fiscal situation 73
    Current account 73
    Foreign trade 73
    International investment position 74
    Monetary situation 74
    Key monetary indicators 75
    Unemployment 76
    Outlook 76
    Social Landscape 77
    Summary 77
    Evolution 77
    Structure and policies 77
    Demographic composition 77
    Education 79
    Healthcare 79
    Social welfare 80
    Performance 80
    Healthcare 80
    Income distribution 81
    Education 81
    Outlook 82
    Technological Landscape 83
    Summary 83
    Evolution 83
    Structure and policies 83
    Intellectual property 83
    R&D 84
    Performance 84
    Opportunity sectors 84
    R&D expenditure 85
    Outlook 85
    Legal Landscape 86
    Summary 86
    Evolution 86
    Structure and policies 86
    Structure of the judicial system 86
    Legislation affecting business 86
    Tax regulations 87
    Performance 87
    Effectiveness of the legal system 87
    Outlook 87
    Environmental Landscape 88
    Summary 88
    Evolution 88
    Structure and policies 88
    Environmental regulations 88
    Environmental actions 88
    Performance 89
    Environmental impact 89
    Outlook 90
    Appendix 91
    Ask the analyst 92
    Disclaimer 92
    List of Tables
    Table 1: The Netherlands – key fundamentals 6
    Table 2: The Netherlands – key facts 15
    Table 3: Analysis of the Netherlands’ political landscape 18
    Table 4: Analysis of the Netherlands’ economic landscape 21
    Table 5: Analysis of the Netherlands’ social landscape 26
    Table 6: Analysis of the Netherlands’ technological landscape 34
    Table 7: Analysis of the Netherlands’ legal landscape 44
    Table 8: Analysis of the Netherlands’ environmental landscape 50
    Table 9: Mid-year population by age (percentage) as of gender, 2016 78
    Table 10: Patents received by the Netherlands from the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2006–15 84
    Table 11: International environmental treaties signed and ratified by the Netherlands 89
    List of Figures
    Figure 1: Map of the Netherlands 16
    Figure 2: Motorway network density, 2014 or latest available 22
    Figure 3:Average labor productivity growth in selected countries, 2016 23
    Figure 4: Capital ratio, 2011Q1-2017Q2 24
    Figure 5: Non-performing loans, 2014-16 25
    Figure 6: Labor market participation rates by gender (15 to 64 years), 2000-16 27
    Figure 7: Incidence of part-time work, 2016 28
    Figure 8: Gross gender gap in median earnings of full-time equivalent employees, 2014 29
    Figure 9: Public spending on childcare and pre-primary education, 2013 30
    Figure 10: Population that has attained upper secondary education (25-34 year olds), 2016 31
    Figure 11: Population that has attained tertiary education (25-34 year olds), 2016 32
    Figure 12: Ageing population (65+) 33
    Figure 13: Graduation rate at doctoral level, 2014 35
    Figure 14: Persons employed by enterprise Size, 2014 or latest available year 36
    Figure 15: Fixed Broadband basket, High user, including 200 GB / month, 25 Mbps and above, June 2017 37
    Figure 16: Mobile Broadband Basket, low user, including 100 calls + 500 MB, May - 2017 38
    Figure 17: Fixed broadband subscriptions, December 2016 39
    Figure 18: Business Collaboration on innovation with higher education institute as percentage of product / process innovating businesses in each size category, 2012-2014 40
    Figure 20: Business enterprise expenditure on R&D, 2005 and 2015 42
    Figure 20: R&D expenditure by ICT equipment and information services industries, 2015 43
    Figure 21: FDI restrictiveness in select countries, 2016 45
    Figure 22: Product market regulations, 2008 and 2013 46
    Figure 23: Tax wedge in the OECD countries, 2016 48
    Figure 24: Tax wedge by family type, 2016 49
    Figure 25: GHG emission per capita in the OECD countries, 2015 51
    Figure 26: Road fuel taxes-diesel and unleaded premium, 2011 52
    Figure 27: PM2.5 air pollution, mean annual exposure, 2015 53
    Figure 28: Municipal waste generation intensities per capita among the OECD countries, 2015 54
    Figure 29: Energy generated from renewable sources, 2016 55
    Figure 30: Population exposed today (2012) and in the 2070s 56
    Figure 31: Assets exposed today (2012) and in the 2070s 57
    Figure 32: The Netherlands – political events timeline 59
    Figure 33: The Netherlands – key political figures 61
    Figure 34: Distribution of seats in the House of Representatives Netherlands, 2017 63
    Figure 35: Evolution of GDP growth in the Netherlands,2006–2016 67
    Figure 36: GDP growth rate of the Netherlands, 2011-21f 69
    Figure 37: Sector-specific GDP in the Netherlands, 2016 70
    Figure 38: Agricultural output in the Netherlands, 2011-16 71
    Figure 39: Industrial output in the Netherlands, 2011-16 72
    Figure 40: Services output in the Netherlands, 2011-16 73
    Figure 41: The Netherlands’ external trade position, 2012-16 74
    Figure 42: Consumer price index and consumer price index-based inflation in the Netherlands, 2011-21f 75
    Figure 43: Unemployment in the Netherlands, 2011-21f 76
    Figure 44: Major religions in the Netherlands 79
    Figure 45: Healthcare expenditure in the Netherlands, 2009-15 81
    Figure 46: Public education expenditure in the Netherlands, 2001-16 82
    Figure 47: Internet users in the Netherlands, 2012-16 85
    Figure 48: Carbon dioxide emissions in the Netherlands, 2008-15 90

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