Current Economic Trends from 9 to 13 September 2019
Manufacturing production remains close to the levels achieved after the surge at the beginning of the year, which is mainly due to the strengthening of production in high-technology industries. Activity also remains high in construction, which is related to increased investment...
Autumn forecast 2019: Economic growth will ease off this year and remain at a similar level in 2020
Economic growth will slow to 2.8% this year and remain at a similar level in the next two. This year’s moderation will...
Economic growth in 2019 and in 2020 will be lower than in the previous three years. Growth in domestic consumption will remain relatively strong, but the contribution of exports will be lower. Inflation will rise moderately.
Employment will continue to rise, albeit more and more slowly due to the contraction in the number of working-age people, lower and lower unemployment and more moderate growth in economic activity. Wage growth will strengthen.
Economic growth in Slovenia’s trading partners will be lower than in previous years. Export growth will therefore be slowing, except this year when it is being strongly driven by increased re-exports of pharmaceutical products and oil. The current account surplus will decline somewhat relative to GDP.
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