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Slovakia: GDP growth accelerates in Q2 at fastest pace in nine quarters

August 15, 2014

In the second quarter, GDP grew 2.5% over the same period of the previous year, according to the preliminary estimate released by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic (SOSR) on 14 August. The print, which came in slightly above the 2.4% expansion registered in Q1, marked the largest expansion since Q1 2012. More detailed data will be released on 3 September.

A quarter-on-quarter comparison does not confirm the improvement suggested by the annual figures; GDP rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.6% over the previous quarter, which marked a minor deceleration over the 0.7% expansion tallied in Q1.

The National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) projects that GDP will grow 2.4% in 2014 and 3.3% in 2015. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect GDP growth to reach 2.5% this year, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2015, the panel projects that economic growth will accelerate to 3.0%.


Author: Teresa Kersting, Economist

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Slovakia GDP Q2 2014

Note: Year-on-year changes of GDP in %.
Source: Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic (SOSR) and FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast.


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