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PESTLE Insights: Italy - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Insights: Italy - Macroeconomic PESTLE Insights: Italy - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Five major regions of Italy generated around 58% of the country’s GDP and comprised of 51.3% of the country’s population in 2016


Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 29.6% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (19.4%), and wholesale, retail and hotels activities (15.2%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 3.1%, 2.4% and 2.2%, respectively, in 2018.


  • As per the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, Italy’s infrastructure ranked 43rd out of 137 nations
  • More than 80% of foreign investments in Italy were from major European nations in 2016
  • The overall FTSE MIB (Milano Indice di Borsa) TR index exhibits a declining trend over the last one year. As of August 7th, 2018 FTSE MIB TR index stood at 2,678.8, compared to 3,133.3 on August 7th, 2017
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

List of Exhibits
Did you Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Italy’s Performance in the Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to West Europe and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: Italy Stock Market Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows, 2014-2017
Exhibit 7: Net FDI Inflows by Sector in US$ Million, 2016
Exhibit 8: FDI Inflows Share by Region
Exhibit 9: Top Five Investing Nations in Italy, 2014-2016
Exhibit 10: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 11: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 12: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 13: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 14: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 15: Top Three Commodity Exports, Percentage of Total Exports, 2013-2017
Exhibit 16: Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery, Percentage Share in World’s Total, 2017
Exhibit 17: Interest Rates
Exhibit 18: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 19: Public Finance
Exhibit 20: General Government Debt
Exhibit 21: Employment / Unemployment
Exhibit 22: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 23: Labor Cost Index
Exhibit 24: Rural / Urban Share of Total Population
Exhibit 25: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 26: Gender Split
Exhibit 27: Internet Users Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017
Exhibit 28: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 29: Business Enterprise R&D Expenditure by Source of Funds, 2012-2016
Exhibit 30: Doing Business in Italy 2018
Exhibit 31: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017
Exhibit 32: CO2 Emissions

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