Pages

56 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

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PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Serbia’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Serbia’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Serbia’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Serbia? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Serbia’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Serbia’s economy rely on external trade?
  • How does economic freedom in Serbia compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Serbia’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Serbia’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Serbia compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Serbia changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Serbia?
  • How are Serbia’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Serbia?
  • How good is Serbia in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Serbia?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Serbia’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Serbia?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Serbia? How does it compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Serbia?
  • How is income distributed in Serbia and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Serbia?
  • How has quality of life in Serbia changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Serbia’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Serbia’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Serbia’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Serbia’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Serbia’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Serbia’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Serbia and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Serbia’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Serbia?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Serbia?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Serbia have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the RSD performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Serbia and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency