Switzerland: In-depth PESTLE Insights

MarketLine
80 Pages - MLINE12863
$350.00

Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on Switzerland 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 Switzerland through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
- Understand the economic situation in Switzerland through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
- Understand customer demographics in Switzerland through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
- Understand the technological landscape in Switzerland through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
- Understand the legal landscape in Switzerland through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators
- Understand the environmental landscape in Switzerland 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 Switzerland, 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 Switzerland '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 Switzerland in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
- How does Switzerland perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
- How does Switzerland perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
- How does Switzerland perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

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Table of Contents
Overview 2
Catalyst 2
Summary 2
Key findings 2
PESTLE highlights 4
Political landscape 4
Economic landscape 4
Social landscape 4
Technological landscape 4
Legal landscape 4
Environment landscape 5
Key fundamentals 5
Key Facts and Geographic Location 13
Key facts 13
Geographic location 14
PESTLE Analysis 15
Summary 15
Political analysis 16
Overview 16
Current strengths 16
Current challenges 17
Future prospects 17
Future risks 17
Economic analysis 19
Overview 19
Current strengths 19
Current challenges 20
Future prospects 22
Future risks 23
Social analysis 25
Overview 25
Current strengths 25
Current challenges 26
Future prospects 27
Future risks 29
Technological analysis 31
Overview 31
Current strengths 31
Current challenges 32
Future prospects 32
Future risks 33
Legal analysis 36
Overview 36
Current strengths 36
Current challenges 36
Future prospects 38
Future risks 39
Environmental analysis 40
Overview 40
Current strengths 40
Current challenges 41
Future prospects 42
Future risks 42
Political Landscape 43
Summary 43
Evolution 43
Pre-1945 43
1945-2018 44
Structure and policies 45
Key political figure 45
Structure of government 45
Federal government 46
Key political parties 46
Swiss People's Party (Schweizerische Volkspartei [SVP]) 46
Social Democratic Party (Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz [SPS]) 47
FDP - The Liberals (FDP.Die Liberalen) 47
Composition of government: 47
Key policies 47
Economic policies 47
Social policies 48
Performance 48
Governance indicators 49
Outlook 49
Economic Landscape 50
Summary 50
Evolution 50
Pre-1945 50
1945-1990 50
1991-2018 51
Structure and policies 52
Financial authorities and regulators 52
SIX Swiss Exchange 53
Performance 53
GDP and growth rate 53
GDP composition by sector 55
Fiscal situation 58
International investment position 60
Monetary situation: key monetary indicators 60
Outlook 62
Social Landscape 63
Summary 63
Evolution 63
Structure and policies 63
Demographic composition 63
Education 65
Healthcare 65
Social welfare 66
Performance 66
Healthcare 66
Income distribution 67
Education 67
Outlook 68
Technological Landscape 69
Summary 69
Evolution 69
Structure and policies 69
Intellectual property 69
Research and development 69
Performance 70
Telecommunications and internet 70
Outlook 71
Legal Landscape 72
Summary 72
Evolution 72
Structure and policies 72
Judicial system 72
Taxation 72
Labor laws 73
Performance 73
Effectiveness of the legal system 73
Outlook 73
Environmental Landscape 75
Summary 75
Evolution 75
Structure and policies 75
Environmental regulations 75
Participation in global efforts, agreements and pacts 76
Performance 76
Environmental impact 76
Outlook 77
Appendix 78
ISO codes of selected countries 78
Ask the analyst 79
About MarketLine 79
Disclaimer 79

List of Tables
Table 1: Switzerland - Key Fundamentals, 2016-2022f 5
Table 2: Switzerland - Key Facts, 2018 13
Table 3: Analysis of Switzerland’s Political Landscape 16
Table 4: Analysis of the Swiss Economic Landscape 19
Table 5: Analysis of the Swiss Social Landscape 25
Table 6: Analysis of Switzerland’s Technological Landscape 31
Table 7: Analysis of Switzerland’s Legal Landscape 36
Table 8: Analysis of Switzerland’s Environmental Landscape 40
Table 9: Mid-year Population by Age (as a % of the Total Population, by Gender), 2017 64
Table 10: Patents Granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2010-2015 71

List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Switzerland 14
Figure 3: Switzerland Productivity Comparison, GDP Per Hour Worked, Total, 2010=100, 2017 21
Figure 4: Trade Openness, 2017 22
Figure 5: The Banks’ Assets in Relation to GDP, December 2015 23
Figure 6: Performance of the UBS Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index 24
Figure 7: Labor Force Participation Rates by Gender (%), 1995-2016 26
Figure 8: Part-time Employment Rate (%), 2016 27
Figure 9: Public Expenditure on Healthcare ($ Billion/%), 2017 28
Figure 10: Old-age Dependency Ratio (% of Working-age Population) 29
Figure 11: Income Inequality, 2016 30
Figure 12: Percentage of Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D (GERD) Performed by the Business Enterprise Sector, 2015-2016 32
Figure 13: Nanotech R&D in the Business Enterprise Sector as a Percentage of Total Business Enterprise R&D, 2016 or Latest Available Year 33
Figure 14: Direct Government Funding and Tax Support for BERD (% of GDP), 2015 34
Figure 15: Tax Subsidy Rates on R&D Expenditure, 2017 (1-B Index, by Firm Size and Profit Scenario) 35
Figure 16: Product Market Regulation, Professional Services, 2013 37
Figure 17: Product Market Regulation, Transport, 2013 38
Figure 18: Mammal Species, Threatened, 2017 41
Figure 19: Switzerland - Key Political Events Timeline 45
Figure 20: Switzerland - Key Political Figure 45
Figure 21: Swiss National Council Composition by Number of Seats, 2015 47
Figure 22: Switzerland's Historical GDP Growth (%), 2007-2017 52
Figure 23: GDP and Growth Rate in Switzerland ($ Billion/%), 2012-2022f 54
Figure 24: GDP Composition by Sector, 2017 55
Figure 25: Agricultural Output of Switzerland (CHF Billion/%), 2012-2017 56
Figure 26: Industrial Output of Switzerland (CHF Billion/%), 2012-2017 57
Figure 27: Services Output of Switzerland (CHF Billion/%), 2012-2017 58
Figure 28: External Trade of Switzerland ($ Billion), 2013-2017 60
Figure 29: Consumer Price Index (CPI) and CPI-based Inflation in Switzerland, 2012-2022f 61
Figure 30: Unemployment Rate in Switzerland (Thousands/%), 2012-2022f 62
Figure 31: Major Religions of Switzerland, 2015 65
Figure 32: Expenditure on Healthcare in Switzerland ($ Billion/% of GDP), 2011-2017 67
Figure 33: Expenditure on Education in Switzerland ($ Billion/% of GDP), 2011-2016 68
Figure 34: Internet Users in Switzerland (Millions/%), 2013-2017 70
Figure 35: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Switzerland (Million Metric Tons/%), 2008-2015 77

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