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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

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