Italy-In-depth PESTLE insights

Italy-In-depth PESTLE insights

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Italy-In-depth PESTLE insights


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

Understand the political system in Italy through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

Understand the economic situation in Italy through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.

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

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


The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Italy, 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 Italy'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.

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

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

How does Italy perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

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

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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 17

Overview 17

Current strengths 17

Current challenges 18

Future prospects 18

Future risks 18

Economic analysis 20

Overview 20

Current strengths 20

Current challenges 20

Future prospects 24

Future risks 25

Social analysis 27

Overview 27

Current strengths 27

Current challenges 28

Future prospects 31

Future risks 33

Technological analysis 35

Overview 35

Current strengths 35

Current challenges 36

Future prospects 37

Future risks 38

Legal analysis 39

Overview 39

Current strengths 39

Current challenges 39

Future prospects 40

Future risks 42

Environmental analysis 43

Overview 43

Current strengths 43

Current challenges 43

Future prospects 44

Future risks 45

Political Landscape 46

Summary 46

Evolution 46

Pre-1950 46

1950-90 47

1991-2016 48

Structure and policies 50

Key political figures 50

Structure of government 50

Key political parties/figures 50

Composition of government 51

Key policies 51

Performance 52

Governance indicators 52

Outlook 53

Economic Landscape 54

Summary 54

Evolution 54

1950-90 54

1991 onwards 54

Structure and policies 55

Financial system 55

Financial authorities/regulators 56

Performance 57

GDP and growth rate 57

GDP composition by sector 58

Fiscal situation 61

International investment position 62

Monetary situation 62

Unemployment 63

Outlook 64

Social Landscape 65

Summary 65

Evolution 65

Structure and policies 65

Demographic composition 65

Education 66

Healthcare 67

Social welfare 67

Performance 67

Healthcare 67

Education 69

Outlook 69

Technological Landscape 70

Summary 70

Evolution 70

Structure and policies 70

Performance 71

Mobile and internet 71

Outlook 72

Legal Landscape 73

Summary 73

Evolution 73

Structure and policies 73

Structure of the judicial system 73

Tax regulations 73

Value added tax 73

Performance 74

Effectiveness of the legal system 74

Outlook 74

Environmental Landscape 75

Summary 75

Evolution 75

Structure and policies 75

Environmental regulations 75

Performance 76

Environmental impact 76

Outlook 76

Appendix 77

Ask the analyst 78

About MarketLine 78

Disclaimer 78

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Italy 15

Figure 2: Budget deficit-2015 21

Figure 3: Government gross debt, 2015 22

Figure 4: Increasing labor cost-in selected countries 23

Figure 5: Low Productivity-2015 24

Figure 6: Growing GDP per capita 25

Figure 7: Non-performing loan in European countries-2016 26

Figure 8: Regional divide 28

Figure 9: Income inequality-2013 29

Figure 10: Income share of top 10% and lowest 10% 30

Figure 11: Female labor force participation rate, 2015 30

Figure 12: Female employment in agriculture, industry and services-2014 31

Figure 13: Projected increase in the average effective retirement age, 2010-20 32

Figure 14: Projected increase in the participation rates of 55-64 year old, 2010-20 32

Figure 15: Social expenditures as percentage of GDP-2016 33

Figure 16: Old age support ratio-2015 34

Figure 17: Expenditure on R&D (2015) 36

Figure 18: Business enterprise expenditure on R&D (2015) 36

Figure 19: Tax wedge-2015 40

Figure 20: Product Market Regulations, Communication 41

Figure 21: Product Market Regulations, retail 41

Figure 22: Product Market Regulations, transport 42

Figure 23: Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption, 2014 44

Figure 24: Tax component of oil prices for industry and households, 2014 or latest available year 45

Figure 25: Italy-key political events since 1920 48

Figure 26: Italy-key political figures 50

Figure 27: Composition of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, 2013 51

Figure 28: Italy-historical GDP growth, 2005-15 55

Figure 29: GDP and GDP growth rate in Italy (real GDP at constant 2005 prices), 2010-20f 57

Figure 30: GDP composition by sector, 2015 58

Figure 31: Agricultural output of Italy, 2010-15 59

Figure 32: Industrial output of Italy, 2010-15 60

Figure 33: Services output of Italy, 2010-15 61

Figure 34: External trade of Italy, 2011-15 62

Figure 35: Consumer Price Index and Consumer Price Index-based inflation in Italy, 2010-20f 63

Figure 36: Unemployment rate in Italy, 2010-20f 64

Figure 37: Healthcare expenditure in Italy, 2008-14 68

Figure 38: Public education expenditure in Italy, 2010-14 69

Figure 39: Internet users and penetration, 2010-14 71

Figure 40: Carbon dioxide emissions in Italy, 2006-13 76

List of Tables

Table 1: Italy-key fundamentals 6

Table 2: Italy-key facts 14

Table 3: Analysis of Italy's political landscape 17

Table 4: Analysis of Italy's economy 20

Table 5: Analysis of Italy's social system 27

Table 6: Analysis of Italy's technology landscape 35

Table 7: Key figures of Italian biotech sector 37

Table 8: Analysis of Italy's legal landscape 39

Table 9: Analysis of Italy's environmental landscape 43

Table 10: Mid-year population by age (as % of total population, by gender), 2015 66

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