Slovakia PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 25.8% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (23.6%) and other services (14%). In 2020, the sectors are expected to grow by 0.0%, 0.8% and -1.4% respectively.

The regions of Bratislava and western Slovakia contributed 59.0% to the country’s GDP and comprised 45.5% of the Slovakia’s population as of 2018

Net direct investment liabilities of Slovakia decreased marginally in the April-June 2020 quarter


– According to World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Slovakia has deteriorated over the last two years, with a decline in rank from 41st out of 160 countries in 2016 to 53rd in 2018

– The Slovakia SKSM Index has exhibited an increasing trend. As of September 21st, 2020, the SKSM Index stood at 370.5, compared to 337.5 on September 21st, 2019

Reasons to buy

– Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

– PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

– Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

– This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

COVID-19 Impact

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Slovakia’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Eastern Europe and the World

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: Slovakia SAX Index

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 6: Direct Investment and Portfolio Investment (January 2019-June 2020)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2019)

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2015-2019)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2015-2021f)

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2016-2019

Exhibit 14: Vehicles Other Than Railway or Tramway Rolling Stock, % of World Total, 2019

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (September 2019-September 2020)

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2015-2021f)

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2015-2021f)

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2015-2021f)

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2015-2019)

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index (2015-2019)

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (2005, 2015, 2025f)

Exhibit 23: Age-Group Share of Total Population (2005, 2015, 2025f)

Exhibit 24: Gender Split (2005, 2015, 2025f)

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2019

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population, 2019

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2019)

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Slovakia 2020

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2019

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2015-2019)


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