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The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

 
 
Source
Central bank

Bank of Slovenia
Slovenia is part of the Eurosystem and the European Central Bank

International Reserves

US$ 986.895 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 46.883 billion (2011 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

58.048 billion of International dollars (2011 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.8% 4% 2.8% 4.3% 4.5% 5.8% 6.8% 3.6%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
-8% 1.4% -0.2% -1%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 23,184 (2011 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$28,705 International Dollars (2011 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A N/A 0.08% 0.08% 0.07%

**Forecast

 
 
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GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 2.4% 
  • industry: 31.4% 
  • services: 66.2% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

2.11% (2010)

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
0.9%(2008) 1.8% 1.8% 2.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
5.9% 7.3% 8.1%(2009) 8.7%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

10.1% (Net saving; 2012 forecast)

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
21.9% 35.3% 38.8% 47.3% 52.5%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-0.3% -5.6% -5.4% -5.7% -4.7%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: A

Moody's rating: Baa2

Moody's outlook: NEG

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$11.77 billion US$9.428 billion US$6.326 billion
Largest companies in Slovenia

N/A

 
 
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Current account balance

US$ 9 million (2011 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

0% of GDP (2011 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

65.4% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.19%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.16% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$28.42 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food

Total imports

US$29.83 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, chemicals, fuels and lubricants, food

Exports - major partners

Germany 19.9%, Italy 11.9%, Austria 7.7%, Croatia 6.4%, France 5.7%, Hungary 4% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Germany 16.4%, Italy 15.9%, Austria 10.2%, Croatia 4.5%, France 4.1%, China 4.1% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$-653 million US$359 million(2009) US$999 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$260 million US$-212 million US$112 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$320 million US$251 million(2009) US$-50 million(2009) US$-10 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 35 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 30 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 56 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 83 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 104 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 17 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 57 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 63 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 61 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 31 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 42 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

56

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 69 Score: 62.9 (Moderately Free) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

20,273 km2 (2006)

Capital

Ljubljana (2009)

Currency

euros (EUR) (2009)

Government type

parliamentary republic (2009)

Languages

Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002 census)

Religions

Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1% (2002 census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A 1.99 million 2.02 million 2.03 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
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Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
28.2% 48% 50.8% 49.9%
Population median age

42 years (2010)

Population growth rate

0.2% (2011)

Life expectancy

79 years (2010)

Adult literacy

100% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

<2% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

31.15 (2004)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:1
Civil Liberties:1 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

149.45% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

72% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Ljubljana: 140th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

7.5547 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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