Pages

111 pages

Published

January 2018

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

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PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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Comprehensive View On The Economy

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

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

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

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores the US 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 US economy in?
  • How is the average wage in the US compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labour productivity in the US changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is the US?
  • How are the US competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in the US?
  • How good is the US in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in the US?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores the US 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 the US?
  • Is unemployment a problem in the US?
  • How is income distributed in the US and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in the US?
  • How has quality of life in the US changed over the years?

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores the US 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 the US economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the US economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for the US economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for the US economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for the US changed over the past few months?

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores US 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 the US and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the US banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in the US? What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for the US?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the USD performed compared to other currencies?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report October 2017.

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

Detailed rankings and scores for the US 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

Percent Change in Real GDP by State, 2Q17

 

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