United States: In-depth PESTLE Insights

This PESTLE country analysis report on United States provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Key Highlights

- The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in United States, 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 United States'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.

Scope

- Understand the political system in United States through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

- Understand the economic situation in United States through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.

- Understand customer demographics in United States through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

- Understand the technological landscape in United States through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.

Reasons to buy

- What is the outlook in United States in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?

- How does United States perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?

- How does United States perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

- How does United States perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Overview 2

Catalyst 2

Summary 2

Key Findings 2

PESTLE Highlights 4

Key fundamentals 6

Key Facts and Geographic Location 14

Key ...

Table of Contents

Overview 2

Catalyst 2

Summary 2

Key Findings 2

PESTLE Highlights 4

Key fundamentals 6

Key Facts and Geographic Location 14

Key Facts 14

Geographical Location 15

PESTLE Analysis 16

Summary 16

Political Analysis 18

Overview 18

Current Strengths 18

Current Challenges 19

Future Prospects 19

Future Risks 20

Economic analysis 20

Overview 20

Current Strengths 21

Future Prospects 28

Future Risks 28

Social Analysis 31

Overview 31

Current Strengths 31

Current Challenges 32

Future Prospects 35

Technological Analysis 38

Overview 38

Current strengths 38

Future Prospects 40

Future Risks 40

Legal Analysis 42

Overview 42

Current strengths 42

Current Challenges 42

Future Prospects 44

Future Risks 44

Environmental Analysis 45

Overview 45

Current Strengths 45

Current Challenges 45

Future Prospects 46

Political Landscape 48

Summary 48

Evolution 48

Pre-1950s 48

1950-90 49

1991-2017 49

Structure and Policies 50

Key Political Figures 50

Structure of Government 50

Structure of Legislature 51

Key Policies 52

Performance 53

Governance indicators 53

Outlook 54

Economic Landscape 56

Summary 56

Evolution 56

Structure and Policies 57

Financial System 57

Banking 58

Dodd-Frank Act 59

Performance 59

GDP and growth rate 59

GDP composition by sector 61

Fiscal situation 64

International investment position 65

Key monetary indicators 66

Employment 67

Outlook 68

Social Landscape 69

Summary 69

Evolution 69

Structure and Policies 69

Demographic Composition 69

Healthcare 72

Education 73

Performance 73

Healthcare 73

Education 74

Income distribution 75

Outlook 75

Technological Landscape 76

Summary 76

Evolution 76

Structure and Policies 76

Intellectual property 76

Research and development 77

Performance 78

Research and development 78

Research and development expenditure 78

Information and communication technology 79

Outlook 80

Legal Landscape 81

Summary 81

Evolution 81

Structure and Policies 81

Judicial System 81

Tax regulations 82

Investment regulations 82

Trade regulations 83

Performance 83

Effectiveness of the legal system 83

Outlook 83

Environmental Landscape 84

Summary 84

Evolution 84

Structure and Policies 84

Environmental regulations 84

Performance 85

Environmental impact 85

Outlook 86

Appendix 87

Ask the analyst 87

Disclaimer 87

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: The US - key fundamentals 6

Table 2: The US - Key Facts, 2018 14

Table 3: Analysis of the US Political ...

List of Tables

Table 1: The US - key fundamentals 6

Table 2: The US - Key Facts, 2018 14

Table 3: Analysis of the US Political Landscape 18

Table 4: Analysis of the US economic landscape 21

Table 5: Analysis of the US Social Landscape 31

Table 6: Analysis of the US Technology Landscape 38

Table 7: Analysis of the US Legal Landscape 42

Table 8: Analysis of the US Environmental Landscape 45

Table 9: Mid-year Population by Age (as % of Total Population, by Gender), 2017 70

Table 10: Patents Granted , 2010-15 77

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of the US 15

Figure 2: Regulatory Capital to Risk Weighted Assets, 2015 22

Figure 3: Profitability of Major ...

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of the US 15

Figure 2: Regulatory Capital to Risk Weighted Assets, 2015 22

Figure 3: Profitability of Major Banks as Percentage of Total Assets, 2012-2016 23

Figure 4: Oil and Gas Reserves Share in the World, 2016 24

Figure 4: Oil and Gas Reserves - The US, 1990-2016 25

Figure 5: Deteriorating Infrastructure, 2006-07 and 2017-18 26

Figure 6: Deteriorating Government Capital Stock, 1986-2014 27

Figure 7: Labor Productivity, 1988-2016 28

Figure 8: Total General Government Debt in the US, 2000-2016 29

Figure 9: Exchange Rate and Export Volume Growth, 1996-2016 30

Figure 10: Inequality in the US, 2015 33

Figure 11: Gender Wage Gap, 2016 33

Figure 12: Healthcare expenditure (as % of GDP), 2016 34

Figure 13: Healthcare efficiency indicators, 2014 35

Figure 14: Unemployment Rate, Q3 2007 to Q3 2017 36

Figure 15: Total Employment, Q3 2007 to Q3 2017 36

Figure 16: Trend in Scientific Publication Related to Machine Learning, 2003-2016 39

Figure 17: New Doctorates in Natural Sciences and Engineering, 2008-12 41

Figure 18: Corporate Tax Revenue, 2016 43

Figure 19: Combined Corporate Tax Rate, 2017 43

Figure 20: The US - Key Political Events since 1940 49

Figure 21: The US - Key Political Figures 50

Figure 22: GDP and GDP Growth Rate in the US, 2012-22f 60

Figure 23: GDP Composition by Sector in the US, 2017 61

Figure 24: Agricultural output of the US, 2012-17 62

Figure 25: Industrial Output of the US, 2012-17 63

Figure 26: Service Output of the US, 2012-17 64

Figure 27: External Trade of the US, 2012-16 65

Figure 28: Consumer Price Index and Consumer Price Index-Based Inflation in the US, 2012-22f 67

Figure 29: Unemployment rate in the US, 2012-22f 68

Figure 30: Religious Composition in the US, 2011 71

Figure 31: Ethnic groups in the US, 2010 72

Figure 32: Total healthcare expenditure in the US, 2011-17 74

Figure 33: Public Expenditure on Education in the US, 2011-16 75

Figure 34: Expenditure on R&D in the US, 2000-16 78

Figure 35: Internet Users in the US, 2013-17 79

Figure 36: The US Court System 82

Figure 37: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the US, 2008-15 86

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