PESTLE Insights: Italy - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Five major regions of Italy generated around 58% of the country’s GDP and comprised of 51.3% of the country’s population in 2016

Synopsis

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 29.6% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (19.4%), and wholesale, retail and hotels activities (15.2%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 3.1%, 2.4% and 2.2%, respectively, in 2018.

Scope

- As per the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, Italy’s infrastructure ranked 43rd out of 137 nations

- More than 80% of foreign investments in Italy were from major European nations in 2016

- The overall FTSE MIB (Milano Indice di Borsa) TR index exhibits a declining trend over the last one year. As of August 7th, 2018 FTSE MIB TR index stood at 2,678.8, compared to 3,133.3 on August 7th, 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 2

List of Exhibits 3

Did you Know? 4

Country Highlights 5

Country Snapshot 7

PESTLE Insights 21

Political Landscape 22

Economic ...

Table of Contents 2

List of Exhibits 3

Did you Know? 4

Country Highlights 5

Country Snapshot 7

PESTLE Insights 21

Political Landscape 22

Economic Landscape 23

Social Landscape 30

Technological Landscape 33

Legal Landscape 36

Environmental Landscape 37

Outlook 38

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Italy’s Performance in the Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to West Europe and the World 11

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview ...

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Italy’s Performance in the Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to West Europe and the World 11

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

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index 12

Exhibit 4: Italy Stock Market Index 14

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15

Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows, 2014-2017 16

Exhibit 7: Net FDI Inflows by Sector in US$ Million, 2016 16

Exhibit 8: FDI Inflows Share by Region 18

Exhibit 9: Top Five Investing Nations in Italy, 2014-2016 18

Exhibit 10: Key Infrastructure Indicators 20

Exhibit 11: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 24

Exhibit 12: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017) 24

Exhibit 13: Export, Import and Trade Balance 25

Exhibit 14: Current Account Balance 25

Exhibit 15: Top Three Commodity Exports, Percentage of Total Exports, 2013-2017 26

Exhibit 16: Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery, Percentage Share in World’s Total, 2017 26

Exhibit 17: Interest Rates 28

Exhibit 18: Exchange Rate 28

Exhibit 19: Public Finance 29

Exhibit 20: General Government Debt 29

Exhibit 21: Employment / Unemployment 31

Exhibit 22: Average Annual Wages 31

Exhibit 23: Labor Cost Index 31

Exhibit 24: Rural / Urban Share of Total Population 32

Exhibit 25: Age-group Share of Total Population 32

Exhibit 26: Gender Split 32

Exhibit 27: Internet Users Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017 34

Exhibit 28: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Inhabitants, 2015 35

Exhibit 29: Business Enterprise R&D Expenditure by Source of Funds, 2012-2016 35

Exhibit 30: Doing Business in Italy 2018 36

Exhibit 31: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017 36

Exhibit 32: CO2 Emissions 37

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