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PESTLE Insights: Sweden - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: Sweden - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Stockholm, Norra Sverige and Sydsverige contribute 59% to the country’s GDP and comprise 55% of the Sweden’s population


Services contributed 72.7% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2016, followed by the mining, construction and manufacturing (26.0%) and agriculture sectors (1.3%). These sectors are expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8%, 4.0% and 3.5% from 2017-19.


  • Low risk and favorable business environment drove the inward FDI inflows in 2016
  • As per the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistics infrastructure in Sweden improved its rank from 6th in 2014 to 3rd in 2016 out of 160 countries
  • Until 2030, the country is expected to spend €64 bn ($70.8 bn) on railways, roads and other major projects, as well as build 700,000 new homes and offices that will create opportunities for contractors in Europe and beyond.
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.

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: Sweden’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Developed Europe & Middle East and The World 11
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100) 11
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index 12
Exhibit 4: OMX Stockholm 30 Index (OMX30) 14
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to The Economy 15
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflow (2012-2016), Inward FDI by Country (2016) and FDI by Sector (2016) 16
Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators 19
Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 23
Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2016) 23
Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance 24
Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance 24
Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2016 25
Exhibit 13: Commodity Exports, % of total exports, 2013-2016 25
Exhibit 14: Interest Rates 27
Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate 27
Exhibit 16: Public Finance 28
Exhibit 17: General Government Debt 28
Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment 30
Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages 30
Exhibit 20: Labor Cost Index 30
Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population 30
Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population 31
Exhibit 23: Gender Split 31
Exhibit 24: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016 33
Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015 34
Exhibit 26: High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports) 34
Exhibit 27: Doing Business in Sweden 2018 35
Exhibit 28: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2016 35
Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions

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