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Country Analysis Report: Germany, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Description:
Introduction

Although Germany's economy shrank in real terms by 5.1% in 2009, it bounced back to register growth of 4.0% in 2010, mainly due to increasing exports and domestic demand. As a result, at the end of the year the country was Europe's largest economy in terms of GDP. In 2012, its economy grew by only 0.7%, to reach $3,076 bn at 2005 prices.

Features and benefits

- Understand how Germany can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
- Gain an understanding of the political situation in Germany, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
- Understand customer demographics in Germany through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

Highlights

The PESTLE analysis of Germany identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.
The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Germany, 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 Germany'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.

Your key questions answered

- How does Germany perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
- What is the legal structure in Germany and are the laws conducive to investment?
- How does Germany perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
- How does Germany perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
 
Contents:
OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary

Key findings

PESTLE highlights

Key fundamentals
KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
Key facts
Geographic 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 risks
Technological analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

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

1871–1918

1918–45

1945–89

1989–2013
Structure and policies

Key political figures

Structure of government

Legislative branch of government

Executive branch of government

State/provincial

Key political parties

Composition of parliament

Key policies
Performance

Governance indicators
Outlook
ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution

Pre-1990

1990-2013
Structure and policies

Financial authorities and regulators

German stock markets
Performance

GDP and growth rate

Fiscal situation

Exports and imports

Germany’s exports reached $1,892.1 billion and imports reached $1,796 billion in 2012. In 2012, Germany was the world’s second largest exporter behind China and third largest importer behind the US and China. According to data from the Federal Statistical Office, about 69% of exports went to European countries in 2012, while 16% went to Asia and 12% to the US. Africa and Australia/Oceania accounted for around 3% of the exports. The majority of German imports came from Europe (69%), followed by Asia (18%) and the US (9%). Goods from Africa and Australia/Oceania accounted for around 3%.

Current account

External and public debt

International investment position

Monetary situation

Key monetary indicators

Banking sector

Employment
Outlook
SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Demographic composition

Education

System of education

Healthcare

Social welfare policies
Performance

Healthcare

Income distribution

Education
Outlook
TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Technology agreements and pacts
Performance

R&D

ICT

Telecom
Outlook
LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Judicial system

The Federal Constitutional Court

Taxation

Labor laws

Trade regulations
Performance

Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Environmental regulations

Participation in global efforts, agreements, and pacts
Performance

Environmental impact
Outlook
APPENDIX
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