Five major regions in Ireland generate around 85% to the country’s GDP and comprise 74.7% of the country’s population in 2016. Low tax rates make the country a highly sought after location for foreign investors. The US, Netherlands and the UK were the top three investing nations in Ireland in 2015
Macroeconomic Outlook Report of Ireland identifies the potentials of Ireland as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure
- Ireland’s risk score is lower in terms of political environment, legal environment, and demographic and social structure effectiveness factor as compared to the developed European average in MarketLine Country Risk Index (MLCRI) 2017
- The Irish economy continued growing at a robust pace of 5.2% in 2016 following a 26.3% growth in 2015. The extraordinary jump in the real GDP growth rate of the Irish economy in 2015 was primarily attributed to the number of multinational companies who have relocated their base to Ireland, helped pushing up the value of the corporate sector to the overall output of the nation.
- 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’s Position in MLCRI (MarketLine Country Risk Index)
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: ISEQ Stock Index
Exhibit 2: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 3: Investments by Sector, 2012-2015
Exhibit 4: Investment by Country, 2012-2015
Exhibit 5: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 6: Ireland’s Performance in Global Risk Analysis in Comparison to Developed Europe, and the World
Exhibit 7: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Comparison
Exhibit 10: Exports, Imports and Trade Balance
Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2012-2016
Exhibit 13: Total Pharmaceuticals Exports, % of World Total, 2016
Exhibit 14: Interest Rates
Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 16: Public Finance
Exhibit 17: General Government Debt
Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment, 2012-19f
Exhibit 19: Labor Cost Index
Exhibit 20: Minimum Monthly Wages (EUR)
Exhibit 21: Age-Group Wise Share in Total Population
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population
Exhibit 23: Gender-Wise Share in Total Population
Exhibit 24: Number of Patents Granted per m Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 25: Business R&D Expenditure (% of Total R&D Expenditure)
Exhibit 26: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and 4G Mobile Broadband Coverage, 2016
Exhibit 27: Doing Business in Ireland
Exhibit 28: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2016
Exhibit 29: Greenhouse Gas Emissions