PESTLE Insights: The United States – Macroeconomic Outlook Report

According to MarketLine, the services sector contributed (80.1%) to GVA in 2019, followed by industry (19.0%). In nominal terms, the overall GVA is expected to grow at a robust pace of 4.1% and 3.9% in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

New York, Texas, California and Illinois accounted for 35.6% of GDP and 30.7% of the total US population in 2018

Manufacturing, followed by finance, attracted the most FDI in 2018


– The US ranked 14th in World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI) in 2018, compared to 10th in 2016

– The US stock market performed strongly during January 16, 2019 to January 16, 2020. The S&P 500 gained 26.8% of its valuation during that period.

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.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did You Know?

Country Highlights

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: The US’s Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to North America and the World

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

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index

Exhibit 4: S&P 500 index (January 16, 2019 – January 16, 2020)

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 6: FDI Position in the US (2015-2018), FDI Share by Country (2018), and FDI Share by Sector (2018)

Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2019e)

Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports (2015-2018)

Exhibit 13: Machinery, Mechanical Appliances, Nuclear Reactors, Boilers as a Percentage of World Exports (2018)

Exhibit 14: Interest Rates (January 2016 – December 2019)

Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate and Inflation (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 16: Public Finance (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 17: General Government Debt (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 20: Labor Cost Index (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 23: Gender Split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 24: Internet Users as a Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate (2019e)

Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per Million People (2019)

Exhibit 26: High-tech Exports (% of Total Manufactured Exports) (2018)

Exhibit 27: Doing Business in the US 2020

Exhibit 28: Corruption Perceptions Index (Rankings) (2019)

Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)


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