INVESTMENTS IN SLOVENIA

Slovenia, which is the only country of the former Yugoslavian republics member of the EU is an important partner of Greece in the EU and N.A.T.O., as well as in the area of regional cooperation.
Slovenia is the first of the new EU member states which uses the euro as their currency from 01/01/2007 and is considered as a model of economic success and stability for the region.
The country has excellent infrastructures, a well-educated workforce and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe.
The economy presents one of the highest levels of state control in the European Union.
The structural reforms for improving the business environment, have allowed the foreign participation in the Slovenian economy, and have helped to reduce the unemployment.
Despite its economic success, foreign direct investments in Slovenia are below the average for the region, as the taxes remain relatively higher. Moreover, the labor market is often considered inelastic.
In 2009, the global recession caused the decline in exports and industrial output by more than 7% and the increase in unemployment above 9%.
The external debt amounts to $ 14,73 billion, while being only 23,9% of GDP, is one of the lowest in the Balkans and the EU.

SLOVENIA

2014

G.D.P. in purchasing power terms (billion $)

$61,56

G.D.P. in nominal values (billion $)

$49,57

G.D.P. growth in 2014

3%

Per capita G.D.P. in purchasing power terms

$29.900

Investments in fixed assets as % of the G.D.P.

19,70%

Inflation rate

0,20%

Total borrowing of the economic units (bil. $)

$31,08

Exports (bil. $)

$30,55

Imports (bil. $)

$28,94

Total Foreign Direct Investments (bil. $)

$14,73

Work Force

917.900

Unemployment rate

13,10%

% of people under the poverty threshold

13,50%

Energy production (bil.)

14,81 kWh

Energy consumption (bil.)

13,02 kWh

State budget incomes (bil. $)

$20,59

State budget expenditures (bil. $)

$22,26

State budget deficit as a % of the G.D.P.

-3,40%

Tax incomes as a % of the GDP

41,50%

Public Debt as a % of the GDP

60,90%

Foreign Dept (bil $)

$14,73

Lending interest rate of commercial banks

5,02%

Corporate tax rate

17%

Highest income tax rate

50%

Highest VAT rate

22%

Market value of publicly traded shares (bil.$)

$6,87

Insurance Contributions for employee

22,10%

Insurance Contributions for employer

16,10%


The most attractive sectors for foreign direct investment are the food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, plastic products, metal products, machinery and vehicles.
This country also does not have active Greek-owned banks.

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