Country Profile – Pakistan

  • ID: 3633293
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Pakistan
  • 57 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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A country profile is an instant guide to the political, economic, demographic, industrial, and business environment of a market. The report provides a range of quantitative and qualitative information on a variety of national aspects, including geography, economy, education, demography, labour, political climate, infrastructure, industry, tax, trade, investment, and ease of doing business. Additionally, the report provides a PESTLE analysis of a country's business climate. The country profile can be an effective tool for businesses in their marketing, strategy, and planning exercises when studying the future prospects of an economy.


- Pakistan is the 6 largest populous country in the world, having a young demographic profile, with a median age of years.
- Unemployment in the country has risen sharply in 2014-15 as the pace of economic growth has not been sufficient to provide employment to the young population. Majority of the workers are still in informal sector due to lack of skills and education.
- The re-election of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 2013 has brought in some political stability, however, the situation still remains volatile. Terrorism and domestic violence remain a huge threat to the county’s stability.
- Pakistan is a low middle-income country with a per capita GDP US$ . Economic growth in the country has remained low due to structural issues and no progress on the energy front.
- Pakistan is rich in natural resources including arable land, chromite, coal, copper, fireclay, gypsum, iron, limestone, oil, natural gas, rock salt, and silica sand. Pakistan has world’s 5th largest reserves of coal. Mining contributes % to the GDP of the country.
- Industry contributes around percent to GDP. Major industries textiles and apparels, cement, fertilizers, edible oil, sugar, steel, etc.
- Trade and investment risks are high in Pakistan due to the country’s trade barriers, high corruption, red tape and security risk.

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1. Executive Summary

2. General Overview
  • General Overview – Geography
  • General Overview – Climate
3. Demographic Trends
  • Demographic Trends – Population
  • Demographic Trends – Select Indicators
  • Demographic Trends – Working Population
  • Demographic Trends – Labour Market
  • Demographic Trends – Workforce Regulations
4. Political Overview
  • Political Overview – Domestic Scene
  • Political Overview – International Scene
5. Economic Scenario
  • Economic Scenario – The Constituents of the Economy
  • Economic Scenario – Select Indicators
  • Economic Scenario – Money and Banking
  • Economic Scenario – Financial Support for Industry
6. PESTLE Analysis
  • PESTLE Analysis – An Overview
  • PESTLE Analysis – Key Factors (1/2)
  • PESTLE Analysis – Key Factors (2/2)
7. Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure – Select Indicators
  • Infrastructure – Natural Resources
8. Industry
  • Industry – Select Indicators
  • Industry – Structure
  • Industry – Shareholder Rights
  • Industry – Supportive Actions and Policies
9. Trade and Investment
  • Trade and Investment Environment
  • Trade and Investment Environment – Trade Agreements
10. Ease of Doing Business
  • Ease of Doing Business – A Snapshot
  • Ease of Doing Business – Setting up Business
  • Ease of Doing Business – Starting a Business and Permits
  • Ease of Doing Business – Electricity, Property and Contracts
  • Ease of Doing Business – Investors and Getting Credit
  • Ease of Doing Business – Taxes and Trading Across Border
11. Tax Environment
  • Tax Environment – Income tax
  • Tax Environment – Property tax, Sales tax, VAT
  • Trade Environment – Custom Tariffs
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