PESTLE Insights: Germany - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Nordrhein-Westfalen Region, Bayern Region and Baden-Württemberg Region are among the best performing regions in Germany. They contributed 54.7% to the GDP and comprised 50.6% of the German population, as in 2016

Germany retained its top spot out of 160 nations in the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI) in 2018

Europe continues to be the leading investor in Germany with FDI share of 86.8% in 2016, followed by America and Asia with FDI share of 9.7% and 2.1%, respectively

The Budget of 2018 aims to invest EUR14.1 bn (US$16.4 bn) in transport infrastructure

Scope

- Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 26.1% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (25.3%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (11.6%).

- In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 3.4%, 2.4% and 4.8%, respectively, in 2018.

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.

Companies mentioned

Volkswagen

Munich Re

Seimens

BMW Group

Puma

Duetsche Bank

Volkswagen

Munich Re

Seimens

BMW Group

Puma

Duetsche Bank

Table of Contents

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 ...

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 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: Germany’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average 11

Exhibit 2: Performance ...

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Germany’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average 11

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

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index 12

Exhibit 4: Germany DAX 30 Stock Market Index 14

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15

Exhibit 6: FDI inflow and outflow (2014-2017), and share of FDI inflow by sectors (2017) 16

Exhibit 7: Investment by Region and Country (2017) 18

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators 20

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 24

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017) 24

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance 25

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance 25

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2017 26

Exhibit 14: Vehicles, % of World Total, 2017 26

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates 28

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate 28

Exhibit 17: Public Finance 29

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt 29

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment 31

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages 31

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index 31

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population 32

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population 32

Exhibit 24: Gender Split 32

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017 34

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Mn Population, 2018 35

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports) 35

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Germany 2019 36

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017 36

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions 37

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