In the course of the current year, domestic demand has been taking over the role of the main engine of growth in Slovakia; it is expected to continue as such over the next two years. Growing household consumption will foster import growth, while global uncertainties will restrain export growth. The contribution of net exports will thus turn negative. For this and the next two years to come, we expect the GDP to grow by about 2.5% annually.

map Slovakia
Main Economic Indicators201220132014201520162017
Population, 1000 persons.540854135420...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)197002000020600...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average14.014.213.413.012.0.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR805824840...
Consumer prices, % p.a.3.71.5-
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-4.2-2.6-3.0...
Public debt in % of GDP52.154.654.1...
Current account in % of GDP2.
FDI inflow, EUR mn2199445....
Gross external debt in % of GDP74.581.188.3...

Basic data are continuously updated.

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Monthly Report No. 12/2014

Vladimir Gligorov, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Yudit Kiss and Leon Podkaminer
wiiw Monthly Report No. 12, December 2014
39 pages including 4 Tables and 25 Figures


SLOVAKIA: Domestic demand taking over export drive

Doris Hanzl-Weiss
in: On Thin Ice: CESEE Core Resilient in the Face of EU Stagnation and the Ukraine Crisis
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2014, November 2014 , pp. 79-80
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