Sobering up from post-pandemic excesses

AA1

LOW RISK for enterprise

  • Economic risk

  • Business environment risk

  • Political risk

  • Commercial risk

  • Financing risk

  • Economic risk

  • Business environment risk

  • Political risk

  • Commercial risk

  • Financing risk

Updated in March 2021.

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GDP USD 22996.1bn (World ranking 1, World Bank 2021)
Population 331.89mn (World ranking 3, World Bank 2021)
Form of state Federal Republic
Head of government Joe BIDEN (President)
Next elections 2022, legislative
  • World’s largest economy
  • Effective governmental checks and balances
  • High per capita GDP
  • High data transparency
  • Reserve currency
  • Large oil and gas reserves
  • Diverse GDP
  • Low interest rates and inflation
  • Political polarization
  • High corporate debt
  • High public debt that will rise in the foreseeable future, persistent budget deficits
  • Rising amount of and defaults on consumer debt
  • Social disruption
  • Insolvencies to rise

Trade structure by destination/origin

(% of total, 2021)

Exports Rank Imports
Canada 17.5%
1
18.5% China
Mexico 15.8%
2
13.2% Mexico
China 8.6%
3
12.4% Canada
Japan 4.3%
4
4.8% Japan
South Korea 3.8%
5
4.7% Germany

Trade structure by product

(% of total, 2021)

Exports Rank Imports
Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials 9.2%
1
9.5% Road vehicles
Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, n.e.s. 7.9%
2
8.4% Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, n.e.s.
Road vehicles 6.7%
3
7.0% Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 4.6%
4
5.9% Office machines and automatic data processing machines
Other industrial machinery and parts 4.0%
5
5.8% Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s.
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