The outlook for Slovakia is grim, with GDP forecast to drop by about 9% in 2020 (recovering somewhat in 2021, by 4.6%). Worldwide, the automotive industry is particularly badly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and that goes for Slovakia, too – all four car companies have been closed since mid-March. A new government took over in the midst of the crisis, and is now focusing on fighting it.

map Slovakia
Main Economic Indicators201720182019202020212022
Population, 1000 persons543954475454...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)215002260023400...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average8.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR95410131092...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-1.0-1.1-1.3...
Public debt in % of GDP51.349.548.0...
Current account in % of GDP-1.9-2.6-2.9-3.1-1.8.
FDI inflow, EUR mn374921582067...
Gross external debt in % of GDP108.3113.9112.0...

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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Due to the unusually high level of uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we only present forecasts for 2020-2021.


Monthly Report No. 5/2020

Vasily Astrov, Alexandra Bykova, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter, Bernd Christoph Ströhm and Hermine Vidovic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 5, May 2020
96 pages including 27 Tables and 39 Figures



SLOVAKIA: Low and vulnerable growth

Doris Hanzl-Weiss
in: Uncertainty in Turbulent Times
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2020, March 2020 , pp. 139-142
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