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Country Analysis Report: Spain, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Published: July 2013 · Publisher: MarketLine
After attaining steady growth during 2000–06, the Spanish economy continued to decline in the second half of 2007 and 2008. It attained a growth rate of 1.1% in 2008 compared to 3.7% in 2007.
Report Type Country Profiles
Language English
Format Electronic (PDF)
Pages73
Frequency Updated Annually
Availability Will be emailed within 1 business day
Reference No. 0109-2740
Price € 259,00
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Introduction

In 2008, the global meltdown caused Spanish economic growth to subside to 0.89%. The country was in recession in 2009, and its economy contracted by 3.74%. The recession continued with a contraction of 0.32% in 2010; however, real GDP registered a marginal increase of 0.42% in 2011. The economy slipped into recession again in 2012, and contracted by 1.40%.

Features and benefits

* Understand how Spain can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
* Gain an understanding of the political situation in Spain, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
* Understand customer demographics in Spain through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

Highlights

The PESTLE analysis of Spain identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.
The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Spain, 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 Spain'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.

Your key questions answered

* How does Spain perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
* What is the legal structure in Spain and are the laws conducive to investment?
* How does Spain perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
* How does Spain perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
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OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
Key facts
Geographical location
PESTLE ANALYSIS
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengthsEffective democratic system of governance
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengthsEU membership
Current challenges
Future prospects
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengthsPrudent social welfare measures
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technological analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengthsLegal framework comparable to other EU nations
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths Environmental policy based on EU guidelines
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1940
1976–2000
2001–12
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of governmentSpain is a parliamentary monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament known as the General Courts (Cortes Generales). The executive branch comprises a council of ministers, which is presided over by the president, proposed by the monarch, and elected by parliament following legislative elections.
Structure of legislature
Key political partiesThree main parties dominate Spanish politics: the center-right PP, the center-left PSOE and the much smaller Communist-led coalition, United Left (Izquierda Unida [IU]). Important regional parties include the left-wing Republican Left of Catalonia (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya [ERC]), the center-right Catalan group Convergence and Union (Convergència i Unió [CiU]), and the center-right Basque Nationalist Party.
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
1940–75
1976–2012
Structure and policies
Financial system
Spanish stock market
Insurance
Banking
Performance
GDP and growth rate
GDP composition by sector
Services
Fiscal situation
Current account
Exports and imports
External debt
International investment position
Monetary situation
Inflation
Employment
Outlook
SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Social welfare
Performance
Healthcare
Education
Outlook
TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
Performance
Mobile and internet
Outlook
LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Legislation affecting business
Labor laws
Trade regulations
Corporate governance
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
APPENDIX
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