Guatemala: In-depth PEST insights

 Published On: May, 2017 |    No of Pages: 31 |  Published By: MarketLine | Format: PDF
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This PEST country analysis report on Guatemala 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 Guatemala through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
- Understand the economic situation in Guatemala through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
- Understand customer demographics in Guatemala through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
- Understand the technological landscape in Guatemala through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.


- The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Guatemala, 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 Guatemala'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 Guatemala in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
- How does Guatemala perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
- How does Guatemala perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
- How does Guatemala perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?
Table of Contents
Overview 2
Catalyst 2
Summary 2
Key highlights 2
Key developments (January 2016-April 2017) 3
Key Facts and Geographic Location 8
Key facts 8
Geographical location 9
Political Landscape 10
Summary 10
Evolution 10
Structure and policies 11
Key political figure 11
Structure of government 11
Key policies 12
Economic 12
Social 12
Foreign and defense policies 13
Performance 13
Governance indicators 13
Economic Landscape 15
Summary 15
Evolution 15
Structure and policies 16
Financial system 16
Performance 16
GDP composition by sector 18
Fiscal situation 21
International investment position 22
Monetary situation 22
Unemployment 23
Social Landscape 25
Summary 25
Evolution 25
Structure and policies 25
Demographic composition 25
Education 26
Healthcare 26
Performance 27
Healthcare 27
Standard of living 27
Education 27
Technological Landscape 28
Summary 28
Evolution 28
Structure and policies 28
Performance 28
ICT 28
Appendix 30
Ask the analyst 30
About MarketLine 30
Disclaimer 30

List of Tables
Table 1: Guatemala – key facts 8
Table 2: Mid-year population by age (Percentage of Population) in 2016 26

List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Guatemala 9
Figure 2: Guatemala– key political events timeline 10
Figure 3: Guatemala – Key political figure 11
Figure 4: Distribution of seats in the Congress of the Republic as of April 2015 12
Figure 5: Evolution of GDP growth in Guatemala, 2005–16 16
Figure 6: GDP and GDP growth rate of Guatemala (constant prices), 2010–20 17
Figure 7: Sector specific GDP in Guatemala, 2016 18
Figure 8: Agricultural output in Guatemala, 2010–16 19
Figure 9: Industrial output in Guatemala, 2010–16 20
Figure 10: Services output in Guatemala, 2010–16 21
Figure 11: Guatemala’s external trade, 2011–15 22
Figure 12: Consumer price index (CPI) and CPI-based inflation in Guatemala, 2010–20 23
Figure 13: Unemployment in Guatemala, 2010–20 24
Figure 14: Healthcare expenditure, 2008–15 27
Figure 15: Internet subscribers and growth in Guatemala, 2010–15 29

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