TRADE IN SLOVENIA
Slovenia is a small country with an export oriented economy. In 2014, Slovenia's export competitiveness resulted in record levels of exports and imports. Results prove that Slovenian companies are highly reliable and efficient suppliers and sub-contractors. Exports and private consumption will be the key drivers of economic recovery also in 2015 in 2016.
In 2014 Slovenian economy exported for 28,544 mio EUR and imported for 25,599 mio EUR of goods and services. Exports accounted for 76.5% of the country’s GDP. More than three-quarters of trade was with EU member states: 77% of all exports and 78.3% of all imports.
Market share increased for the third year in succession for the majority of Slovenia's main markets, especially in the EU. Slovenia’s main exporting partners in 2014 were Germany, Italy, Austria, Croatia and France while the main exported product groups were road vehicles, medical and pharmaceutical products, electrical machinery and appliances, industrial machinery, metals, and iron and steel. In the same year Slovenia’s largest exporters were Krka (pharmaceuticals), Gorenje (home appliances), Lek (pharmaceuticls), Revoz (automotive) and SIJ Group (raw steel and steel products).
The biggest share of imports in 2014 represented goods from the group of road vehicles, followed by petroleum and petroleum products and electrical machinery, while the majority of products were imported from Germany, Italy and Austria.
Sources: Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Bank of Slovenia, 2015
Top 20 Slovenian exporters in 2015
Top 20 Slovenian exporters in 2015 (in EUR 000)
Share of exports (%)
|Total exports||Exports to EU|
Exports to other countries in Europe
Exports to third markets
Source: Newspaper Delo, 2016