Country Analysis Report: Canada, In-depth PESTLE Insights

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Introduction

Introduction

Canada is a major global economy, with estimated real GDP of .3 trillion in 2014. It shrank by 2.7% in 2009, but grew 3.4% in 2010, buoyed by a stimulus package and central bank monetary policy. Growth continued but more slowly in 2011 and 2012, as factors such as high household debt pulled down consumption, while links with the US economy depressed exports. In 2013, the economy grew by 2.0%.

Features and benefits

* Understand how Canada 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 Canada, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.

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

Highlights

The PESTLE analysis of Canada 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 Canada, 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 Canada'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 Canada perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?

* What is the legal structure in Canada and are the laws conducive to investment?

* How does Canada perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?

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

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

Key findings

PESTLE highlights

Key fundamentals

KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Key facts

Geographic location

PESTLE ANALYSIS

Summary

Political analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Federal-provincial tensions

Future prospects

Future risks

Economic analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Social analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Reform to reduce skill shortages and strengthen the labor market

Future risks

Technological analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Legal analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Environmental analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Summary

Evolution

Pre-1930s

1931-92

1993-2014

Structure and policies

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Structure of government

Structure of the parliament

Key political parties

Composition of the parliament

Key policies

Performance

Governance indicators

Outlook

ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE

Summary

Evolution

Pre-1980

1980-2014

Structure and policies

Overview

Financial authorities and regulators

Stock exchange

Insurance

According to MarketLine, the Canadian insurance market had total gross written premiums (GWPs) of 7.1bn in 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.3% between 2008-12. In comparison, the US and Mexican markets grew with CAGRs of 0.6% and 11.2% respectively, over the same period, to reach respective values of ,270.9 billion and .0 billion in 2012. The non-life insurance segment was the most lucrative for the Canadian insurance market in 2012, with total GWPs of .3 billion, equivalent to 55.8% of the market's overall value. In comparison, sales of life insurance generated GWPs of .8 billion in 2012, equating to 44.2% of the market's aggregate revenues.

The performance of the market is forecast to accelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 2.9% for the five-year period 2012-17, which is expected to drive the market to a value of 5.0bn by the end of 2017. Comparatively, the US and Mexican markets will grow with CAGRs of 4.1% and 8.3% respectively, over the same period, to reach respective values of ,552.1 billion and .7 billion in 2017.

Performance

GDP and growth rate

GDP composition by sector

Fiscal situation

Exports and imports

Current account

International investment position

Key monetary indicators

Unemployment

Outlook

SOCIAL LANDSCAPE

Summary

Evolution

Structure and policies

Demographic composition

Urban/rural composition and migration

Ethnic composition

According to the CIA - The World Factbook, Canadian comprises 32.2%, while English (19.8%), French (15.5%), Scottish (14.4%), Irish (13.8%), German (9.8%), Italian (4.5%), Chinese (4.5%), North American Indian (4.2%), other (50.9%) make up the rest.

Religious composition

Education

Healthcare

Social welfare

Performance

Healthcare

Income distribution

Education

Outlook

TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE

Summary

Evolution

Structure and policies

Intellectual property

R&D

Technology agreements and pacts

Performance

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Outlook

LEGAL LANDSCAPE

Summary

Evolution

Structure and policies

Judicial system

Legislative relations between the union and the states

Taxation

Labor laws

Performance

Effectiveness of the legal system

Outlook

ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE

Summary

Evolution

Structure and policies

Environmental regulations

Kyoto Protocol on climate change

Performance

Environmental impact

Outlook

APPENDIX

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Additional Details

Publisher

Marketline

Publisher Information

Reference

243088 | ML00002-006

Number of Pages

74

Report Format

PDF

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