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Country Analysis Report - Belgium - In-depth PESTLE Insights

  • Published: July 2011
  • Region: Belgium
  • 82 pages
  • MarketLine

Introduction

The country analysis report on Belgium provides a wide array of analytical inputs to analyze the country’s performance, and the objective is to help the reader to make business decisions and prepare for the future. The report on Belgium analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure of Belgium. The report provides a holistic view of Belgium from historical, current and future perspective. Insightful analysis on critical current and future issues is presented through detailed SCPT (strengths, challenges, prospects and threats /risks) analysis for each of the PESTLE segments. In addition, the PESTLE segments are supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis. The PESTLE country analysis report series provides an in-depth analysis of 50 major countries.

Features and Benefits

- Understanding gained from the country analysis report on Belgium can be used to plan business investments or market entry apart from a holistic view of the country.
- Political section on Belgium provides inputs about the political system, key figures in the country, and governance indicators.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Overview 1
Catalyst 1
Summary 1
Key Facts and Geographical Location 10
Key facts 10
Geographical location 11
PESTLE Analysis 12
Summary 12
Political analysis 13
Economic analysis 17
Social analysis 20
Social analysis 20
Technological analysis 23
Legal analysis 27
Environmental analysis 30
Political Landscape 33
Summary 33
Evolution 33
Structure and policies 36
Structure and policies 36
Performance 41
Outlook 42
Economic Landscape 44
Summary 44
Evolution 44
Structure and policies 46
Performance 48
Outlook 59
Social Landscape 60
Summary 60
Evolution 60
Structure and policies 60
Performance 63
Outlook 65
Technological Landscape 66
Summary 66
Evolution 66
Structure and policies 66
Performance 67
Outlook 72
Legal Landscape 73
Summary 73
Evolution 73
Structure and policies 73
Performance 76
Outlook 77
Environmental Landscape 78
Summary 78
Evolution 78
Structure and policies 78
Performance 79
Environmental impact 80
Outlook 80
Appendix 82
Ask the analyst 82
Datamonitor consulting 82
Disclaimer 82

TABLE OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Map of Belgium 11
Figure 2: Belgium – key political events since independence 34
Figure 3: Key political figures in Belgium 36
Figure 4: Structure of government 37
Figure 5: Belgium Chamber of Representatives composition, 2010 39
Figure 6: Belgium’s historical GDP growth, 1991–2010 46
Figure 7: GDP and GDP growth rate in Belgium, 2004–14 49
Figure 8: GDP composition by sector, 2010 50
Figure 9: Agricultural output of Belgium, 2005–10 51
Figure 10: Industrial output of Belgium, 2005–10 52
Figure 11: Service output of Belgium, 2005–10 53
Figure 12: External trade of Belgium, 2006–10 55
Figure 13: Consumer price index and index-based inflation in Belgium, 2004–14 57
Figure 14: Employment and growth rate in Belgium, 2004–14 59
Figure 15: Expenditure on healthcare in Belgium, 2002–13 64
Figure 16: Government’s expenditure on education in Belgium, 2002–13 65
Figure 17: Growth rate of mobile and fixed-line subscribers in Belgium, 2002–13 68
Figure 18: Internet users and growth rate in Belgium, 2002–13 69
Figure 19: Expenditure on R&D in Belgium, 2000–10 72
Figure 20: Belgium’s judicial structure 74
Figure 21: Carbon dioxide emissions in Belgium, 2002–10 80

TABLE OF TABLES
Table 1: Belgium – key fundamentals 5
Table 2: Belgium – key facts 10
Table 3: Analysis of Belgium’s political landscape 13
Table 4: Analysis of Belgium’s economy 17
Table 5: Analysis of Belgium’s social system 20
Table 6: Analysis of Belgium’s technology landscape 23
Table 7: Patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2000–10 25
Table 8: Analysis of Belgium’s legal landscape 27
Table 9: Analysis of Belgium’s environmental landscape 30
Table 10: Mid-year population by age (million), 2010 61
Table 11: Individual income tax rates in Belgium, 2011 75

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