Switzerland: In-depth PESTLE Insights

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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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