In 2015, surging investments will boost Slovak GDP growth, which is expected to reach 3.2%. Better conditions on the labour market will encourage household consumption and imports. At the same time, global uncertainties will restrain export growth, resulting in net exports contributing negatively to economic growth. Over the next two years we expect annual real GDP growth in the order of 3%.

map Slovakia
Main Economic Indicators201320142015201620172018
Population, 1000 persons.541354195424...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)2020021100....
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average14.213.211.610.610.0.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR824858880...
Consumer prices, % p.a.1.5-0.1-
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-2.7-2.8-2.7...
Public debt in % of GDP54.653.552.7...
Current account in % of GDP2.00.1-1.3-1.2-1.7.
FDI inflow, EUR mn757271700...
Gross external debt in % of GDP81.989.788.4...

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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SLOVAKIA: Investments spurring growth

Doris Hanzl-Weiss
in: Mixed Prospects: Consumption Leads Fragile Recovery in the CESEE Core – CIS Stumbles
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2015, , pp. 121-124
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Monthly Report No. 7-8/2015

Vasily Astrov, Serkan Çiçek, Rumen Dobrinsky, Vladimir Gligorov, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Peter Havlik, Mario Holzner, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 7-8,
25 pages including 1 Table and 2 Figures