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PESTLE Insights: Switzerland - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

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  • Country Profile
  • August 2019
  • Region: Switzerland
  • 41 pages
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PESTLE Insights: Switzerland - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Five cantons driving the Swiss economy by contributing 53.6% to the country’s GDP and 47.3% to total population as of 2016
Cantons such as Zurich and Vaud emerged as preferred investment hubs for startups in 2018

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 27.0% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (20.5%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (16.4%). The financial center of Switzerland is one of the largest in the world and added a value of CHF63 bn (US$64.2 bn), equivalent to 9.1% of GDP in 2018, according to Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland.

  • As per World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Switzerland deteriorated over the last two years with a decrease in rank from 11th in 2016 to 13th out of 160 countries in 2018
  • The overall SMI index exhibited an upward trend. As of July 22, 2019, the SMI index stood at 9,922.4, compared to 8,991.3 on July 20, 2018
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.
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  • Country Highlights
  • Country Snapshot
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  • Political Landscape
  • Economic Landscape
  • Social Landscape
  • Technological Landscape
  • Legal Landscape
  • Environmental Landscape
  • Outlook
List of Figures
  • Exhibit 1: Switzerland’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average
  • Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
  • Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
  • Exhibit 4: Switzerland Stock Market (SMI)
  • Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 6: Invested Capital and Financing Rounds by Sector (2018)
  • Exhibit 7: Invested Capital by Canton and Invested Capital by Sector in Zurich (2018)
  • Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
  • Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2018)
  • Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2015-2018
  • Exhibit 14: Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semi-precious Stones, % of World Total, 2018
  • Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (July 2018-July 2019)
  • Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation Rate (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index (2014-2021f)
  • Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1990,2000,2010,2020)
  • Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1990,2000,2010,2020)
  • Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1990,2000,2010,2020)
  • Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2018e
  • Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million population, 2018
  • Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2018)
  • Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Switzerland 2019
  • Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2018
  • Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)
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