PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report – Switzerland

Five cantons driving the Swiss economy, with their capital cities contributing 87% to the country’s GDP and 53% to total population

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 27.2% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (20.3%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (16%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 1.5%, 2.6% and 1.9% respectively in 2018.

Scope

– As per World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Switzerland improved over the last two years with an increase in rank from 14th in 2014 to 11th out of 160 countries in 2016.

– The Swiss Federal Council approved US$2.07 bn in 2018 for road construction during 2019-2020.

– Technology-focused startups in bio-tech and communication sectors have been preferred choice for investors in 2017

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape

Outlook

List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Switzerland’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average 11

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100) 11

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index 12

Exhibit 4: Switzerland Stock Market (SMI) 14

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15

Exhibit 6: Invested Capital and Financing Rounds by Sector (2017) 16

Exhibit 7: Invested Capital by Canton (2017) and Financing Round by Canton (2017) 18

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators 20

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 24

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017) 24

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance 25

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance 25

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2017 26

Exhibit 14: Pearls, Precious Gems and Metals, % of World Total, 2017 26

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates 28

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate 28

Exhibit 17: Public Finance 29

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt 29

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment 31

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages 31

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index 31

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population 32

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population 32

Exhibit 24: Gender Split 32

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016 34

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015 35

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports) 35

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Switzerland 2018 36

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017 36

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions 37

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