Slovakia’s growth decelerated sharply in the second quarter of 2019 due to declining exports and investments. Growth in the key automotive industry turned negative in June. Growth will slow down in the coming years, with forecasts for this and next year amounting to 2.3% and 2.2%.

map Slovakia
Main Economic Indicators201720182019202020212022
Population, 1000 persons543954475450...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)215002260023500...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average8.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR95410131090...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-1.0-1.1-1.2...
Public debt in % of GDP51.349.448.2...
Current account in % of GDP-1.9-2.6-3.0-2.8-2.5.
FDI inflow, EUR mn374921581500...
Gross external debt in % of GDP111.4113.6111.2...

Basic data are continuously updated.

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SLOVAKIA: Cooling due to external slowdown

Doris Hanzl-Weiss
in: Braced for Fallout from Global Slowdown
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2019, November 2019 , pp. 114-117
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Monthly Report No. 9/2019

Richard Grieveson, Julia Grübler and Doris Hanzl-Weiss
wiiw Monthly Report No. 9, September 2019
43 pages including 1 Table and 31 Figures