Belgium: In-depth PESTLE Insights

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?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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. ...

Table of Contents

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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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