Netherlands PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 29.5%, followed by other services (23.3%) and wholesale, retail and hotels (15.9%) and mining, manufacturing and utilities (14.6%) to the gross value added (GVA) in 2020, as per GlobalData estimates.

The provinces of North Holland, South Holland and Nordbrabant contributed 57.9% of the country’s GDP and comprised 52.7% of the country’s population in 2019


– The Netherlands’ FDI assets position witnessed a slight decline in 2020. According to Statistics Netherlands, the Netherland’s FDI assets position stood at EUR5.6tn (US$6.9tn) at the end of 2020, compared to EUR5.8tn (US$7.1tn) at the end of 2019.

– The overall Netherlands stock index exhibited a rising trend during the last year. As of April 14, 2021, the AEX index stood at 708.6, compared to 507.7 on April 14, 2020.

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

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did You Know?

Country Highlights

Recovery of Economy from COVID-19 Crisis

Country snapshot

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: The Netherlands’ Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Latin America and the World

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

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index

Exhibit 4: The Netherlands Stock Index

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 6: FDI Position (2015-2020) and FDI Position by Country (2020)

Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2020e)

Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports (2016-2019)

Exhibit 13: Electrical Machinery and Equipment, % Share of World’s Total (2019)

Exhibit 14: Interest Rates (January 2020 – March 2021)

Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 16: Public Finance (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 17: General Government Debt (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages (2016-2019)

Exhibit 20: Labor Cost Index (2016-2019)

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

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

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

Exhibit 24: Internet Users as a Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate (2020e)

Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population (2020)

Exhibit 26: High-technology Exports, % of Manufactured Exports (2019)

Exhibit 27: Doing Business in the Netherlands 2020

Exhibit 28: Corruption Perceptions Index (Rankings) (2020)

Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions (2016-2019)


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