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.
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 RandD expenditure trends
Key Highlights - The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Belgium, 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.
Table Of Contents
Country Analysis Report: Belgium, In-depth PESTLE Insights Table of Contents Overview Catalyst Summary Key findings PESTLE highlights Key fundamentals Key Facts and Geographic Location Key facts Geographical 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 Overheated property markets 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 Pre-1945 1946-95 1996-2015 Structure and policies Key political figures Structure of government Key political parties Composition of government Key policies Performance Governance indicators Outlook Economic Landscape Summary Evolution Pre-1945 1946-90 1991-2015 Structure and policies Financial authorities and regulators Stock market Insurance Performance GDP and growth rate GDP composition by sector Fiscal situation International investment position Key monetary indicators Unemployment Outlook Social Landscape Summary Evolution Structure and policies Demographic composition Education Healthcare Social welfare Performance Healthcare Income distribution Education Outlook Technological Landscape Summary Evolution Structure and policies RandD Performance Mobile and Internet Outlook Legal Landscape Summary Evolution Structure and policies Judicial system Tax regulations Labor laws Trade regulations Performance Effectiveness of the legal system Outlook Environmental Landscape Summary Evolution Structure and policies Environmental regulations Performance Environmental impact Outlook Appendix Ask the analyst Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Belgium - key fundamentals Table 2: Belgium - key facts 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, 2010-15 Table 8: Analysis of Belgium's legal landscape Table 9: Analysis of Belgium's environmental landscape Table 10: Mid-year population by age (percentage of population, by gender) in 2015
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Belgium Figure 2: GDP per hour worked (2014) Figure 3: General government balance, 2010-15 Figure 4: General government gross debt in selected European countries, 2004-15 Figure 5: Nominal unit labor cost - % changes and index (2010 = 100) Figure 6: Real effective exchange rate (2005-15) Figure 7 : Tax wedge (% of labor cost) - 2015 Figure 8: House price index, 2005Q1-2015Q3 Figure 9: Better life index - 2014 Figure 10: Social Expenditure (% of GDP) Figure 11: Expected increases in pension costs (2010-60) Figure 12: Old age dependency ratio (% of working-age population) Figure 13: Employment rates - 2015 Figure 14: Employment and unemployment rates of different regions, 2014 Figure 15: Dispersion of regional unemployment rate, 2014 33 Figure 16: Foreign-born unemployment - 2014 Figure 17 : Inflows of foreign population (Thousands) from 2000 - 2013 Figure 18: RandD expenditure as a percentage of GDP Figure 19: Congestion in cities Figure 20: CO2 prices implicit in diesel excise taxes after adjusting for externalities, 2013Q1 Figure 21: Belgium - key political events since independence Figure 22: Key political figures in Belgium Figure 23: Structure of government Figure 24: Belgium Chamber of Representatives composition after May 2014 elections Figure 25: Belgium's historical GDP growth, 2005-15 Figure 26: GDP and GDP growth rate in Belgium, 2010-20f Figure 27: GDP composition by sector, 2015 Figure 28: Agricultural output of Belgium, 2010-15 Figure 29: Industrial output of Belgium, 2010-15 Figure 30: Service output of Belgium, 2010-15 Figure 31: External trade of Belgium, 2011-15 Figure 32: Consumer price index and index-based inflation in Belgium, 2010-20f Figure 33: Unemployment rate in Belgium, 2010-20f Figure 34: Religious composition in Belgium Figure 35: Expenditure on healthcare in Belgium, 2007-13 Figure 36: Expenditure on education in Belgium, 2010-14 Figure 37: Internet users in Belgium, 2010-14 Figure 38: Belgium's judicial structure Figure 39: Carbon dioxide emissions in Belgium, 2006-13