Slovenia overview

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In Slovenia we focus on:

Boosting competitiveness and good governance by championing privatisations, while deploying cutting-edge instruments to support private companies. We will support the expansion of competitive and well-governed companies. We aim to deepen capital markets and strengthen financial system.

Supporting Green Economy Transition by promoting new green technologies. Our goal is to Improve energy and resource efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
Slovenia is one of the most advanced countries within the EBRD regions. The country is highly competitive and has many vibrant small businesses, but there remains room for improvement in innovation, governance and energy intensity.

While the economy has registered steady growth in recent years, the medium-term outlook will depend on the continuation of structural reforms. Reviving private sector productivity growth is key to the further convergence of the Slovenian economy.

The EBRD country strategy for Slovenia is also aligned with the government’s Slovenia Development Strategy 2030 especially in the areas of privatisation, corporate governance, capital market development, green economy, innovation and entrepreneurship.

As well as being a country where the EBRD works, Slovenia is also an EBRD donor with a total contribution of 1.5 million.

The EBRD’s latest strategy for Slovenia was adopted on 13 February 2019

Slovenia's policy response to the coronavirus crisis

The EBRD is monitoring Slovenia's policy response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our biweekly publication identifies the major channels of disruption as well as selected impact and response indicators.

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Current EBRD forecast for Slovenia’s real GDP growth in 2022 4.5%

Slovenia’s GDP declined by 4.2 per cent in 2020, driven by a fall in private consumption and investment by 6.6 per cent and 8.2 per cent year-on-year, respectively. In the first half of 2021, the economy strongly rebounded by 8.8 per cent and GDP was only marginally below the pre-pandemic level. Private consumption also inched closer to pre-pandemic volumes in the second quarter of 2021, supported by a recovery in demand for services and rising income. Investment activity has been volatile but it should continue expanding amid higher construction activity and delayed investments from last year. In line with the full recovery of manufacturing, goods exports proved quite resilient and recovered strongly, albeit at a slower pace in the latest months reflecting possible supply chain issues. Import growth accelerated, leading to a slight deterioration in the trade balance. Expansionary fiscal policy will continue supporting the economy, as the fiscal deficit is projected to deepen in 2021 to 7.9 per cent of GDP from 7.7 per cent in 2020.



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