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Belgium: In-depth PESTLE Insights

  • ID: 4667488
  • Country Profile
  • December 2019
  • Region: Belgium
  • 91 pages
  • MarketLine
Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on Belgium provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Synopsis
  • Understand the political system in Belgium through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in Belgium through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in Belgium through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in Belgium through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
  • Understand the legal landscape in Belgium through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators
  • Understand the environmental landscape in Belgium through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicators
Scope
  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in the United Kingdom, 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 Belgium '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."
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
Reasons to buy
  • What is the outlook in Belgium in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
  • How does Belgium perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
  • How does Belgium perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
  • How does Belgium perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?
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1. OVERVIEW

1.1. Catalyst
1.2. Summary
1.2.1. Key findings
1.2.2. PESTLE highlights
1.2.3. Key fundamentals

2. KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
2.1. Key facts
2.2. Geographical location

3. PESTLE ANALYSIS
3.1. Summary
3.2. Political analysis
3.2.1. Overview
3.2.2. Current strengths
3.2.3. Current challenges
3.2.4. Future prospects
3.2.5. Future risks
3.3. Economic analysis
3.3.1. Overview
3.3.2. Current strengths
3.3.3. Current challenges
3.3.4. Future prospects
3.3.5. Future risks
3.4. Social analysis
3.4.1. Overview
3.4.2. Current strengths
3.4.3. Current challenges
3.4.4. Future prospects
3.4.5. Future risks
3.5. Technological analysis
3.5.1. Overview
3.5.2. Current strengths
3.5.3. Current challenges
3.5.4. Future prospects
3.5.5. Future risks
3.6. Legal analysis
3.6.1. Overview
3.6.2. Current strengths
3.6.3. Current challenges
3.6.4. Future prospects
3.6.5. Future risks
3.7. Environmental analysis
3.7.1. Overview
3.7.2. Current strengths
3.7.3. Current challenges
3.7.4. Future prospects
3.7.5. Future risks

4. POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
4.1. Summary
4.2. Evolution
4.2.1. Pre-1945
4.2.2. 1946–1995
4.2.3. 1996–2019
4.3. Structure and policies
4.3.1. Key political figures
4.3.2. Structure of government
4.3.3. Key political parties
4.3.4. Composition of government
4.3.5. Key policies
4.4. Performance
4.4.1. Governance indicators
4.5. Outlook

5. ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
5.1. Summary
5.2. Evolution
5.2.1. Pre-1945
5.2.2. 1946–1990
5.2.3. 1991–2018
5.3. Structure and policies
5.3.1. Financial authorities and regulators
5.3.2. Stock market
5.3.3. Insurance
5.4. Performance
5.4.1. GDP and growth rate
5.4.2. GDP composition by sector
5.4.3. Fiscal situation
5.4.4. International investment position
5.4.5. Key monetary indicators
5.4.6. Unemployment
5.4.7. Outlook

6. SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
6.1. Summary
6.2. Evolution
6.3. Structure and policies
6.3.1. Demographic composition
6.3.2. Education
6.3.3. Healthcare
6.3.4. Social welfare
6.4. Performance
6.4.1. Healthcare
6.4.2. Income distribution
6.4.3. Education
6.5. Outlook

7. TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
7.1. Summary
7.2. Evolution
7.3. Structure and policies
7.3.1. R&D
7.4. Performance
7.4.1. Mobile and internet
7.5. Outlook

8. LEGAL LANDSCAPE
8.1. Summary
8.2. Evolution
8.3. Structure and policies
8.3.1. Judicial system
8.3.2. Tax regulations
8.3.3. Labor laws
8.3.4. Trade regulations
8.4. Performance
8.4.1. Effectiveness of the legal system
8.5. Outlook

9. ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
9.1. Summary
9.2. Evolution
9.3. Structure and policies
9.3.1. Environmental regulations
9.4. Performance
9.4.1. Environmental impact
9.5. Outlook

10. APPENDIX
10.1. ISO codes of selected countries
10.2. Ask the analyst
10.3. Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Belgium - Key Fundamentals, 2016–2023f
Table 2: Belgium - Key Facts, 2019
Table 3: Analysis of Belgium’s Political Landscape
Table 4: Analysis of Belgium’s Economic Landscape
Table 5: Analysis of Belgium’s Social Landscape
Table 6: Analysis of Belgium’s Technology Landscape
Table 7: Patents Granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2015–2018
Table 8: Analysis of Belgium’s Legal Landscape
Table 9: Analysis of Belgium’s Environmental Landscape
Table 10: Population by Age (Percentage of Population, by Gender) in 2018

List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Belgium
Figure 2: General Government Balance (EUR Bn and Percentage), 2009–2018
Figure 3: General Government Gross Debt in Selected European Countries (%), 2009–2018
Figure 4: Nominal Unit Labor Cost Index (2010=100), 2005–2018
Figure 5: Real Effective Exchange Rate (2010 = 100), 2010–2018
Figure 6: Export Market Share (% of World Total), 2000–2018
Figure 7: Tax Wedge (Percentage of Labor Cost), 2018
Figure 8: GDP Per Hours Worked (Constant 2010 Prices, PPP), 2018
Figure 9: Public Investment (Percentage of GDP), 2018
Figure 10: Public Investment (Percentage of GDP), 2007–2018
Figure 11: Better Life Index, 2017
Figure 12: Social Expenditure (Percentage of GDP), 2018
Figure 13: Pension Costs (Percentage of GDP) 2013–2060
Figure 14: Old Age Dependency Ratio in Belgium, 2016–2070
Figure 15: Employment Rates (Percentage of Working Population Aged 15-64), 2014–2018
Figure 16: Employment and Unemployment Rates by Region (%), 2018
Figure 17: Unemployment Rates as Percentage of Active Population, 2018
Figure 18: Foreign-Born Unemployment (%), 2018
Figure 19: Inflow of Foreign-Born Population (Millions) to Belgium, 2009–2018
Figure 20: R&D Expenditure (Percentage of GDP), 2009-2017
Figure 21: Total Tax Wedge (Percentage of Labor Cost), 2013–2018
Figure 22: Belgium - Key Political Events Since Independence
Figure 23: Key Political Figures, 2019
Figure 24: Structure of Government
Figure 25: Belgium Chamber of Representatives after the May 2019 Elections
Figure 26: Belgium’s Historical GDP Growth (%), 2008–2018
Figure 27: Real GDP (US$ Bn) and Real GDP Growth Rate, 2013–2023f
Figure 28: GDP Composition by Sector (%), 2018e
Figure 29: Agricultural Output (EUR Bn), 2013–2018e
Figure 30: Industrial Output (€ Bn), 2013–2018e
Figure 31: Service Output (€ Bn), 2013–2018e
Figure 32: External Trade Goods and Services (US$ Bn), 2014–2018
Figure 33: Consumer Price Index and Index-Based Inflation, 2013–2023f
Figure 34: Unemployment Rate (Thousands), 2013–2023f
Figure 35: Religious Composition (%), 2009
Figure 36: Healthcare Expenditure (US$ bn), 2009–2018
Figure 37: Educational Expenditure (USUS$ Bn), 2007–2016
Figure 38: Internet Users (Millions), 2013–2018
Figure 39: Belgium’s Judicial Structure, 2018
Figure 40: CO2 Emissions (Metric Tons), 2010–2017
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