Slovenia Economic Outlook
October 27, 2020The economy likely contracted at a slower pace in annual terms in Q3, as the impact of the pandemic lessened. Data for July–August shows that conditions were less downbeat: Both industrial production and retail sales decreased at a milder pace compared to Q2’s average. Turning to Q4, a surge in Covid-19 cases led to new restrictions in October, which are likely to hamper the recovery. In other news, in early October Moody’s upgraded Slovenia’s sovereign rating to A3, citing fiscal prudence in the past four years and a healthier banking sector. The move bodes well for credit conditions and could aid the government in financing next year’s budget deficit. Meanwhile, the draft 2021 budget submitted to the European Commission in October sees higher expenditure on public investment and the wage bill, and cuts to most other spending areas. The fiscal shortfall is predicted to remain sizable.
Slovenia Economic GrowthGDP is seen recovering from the pandemic’s fallout in 2021 on the back of rebounding private spending amid an improving labor market, and recovering exports. However, the recent flare-up in Covid-19 cases throughout Europe raises uncertainty, posing a downside risk to the outlook. FocusEconomics analysts project the economy to expand 5.0% in 2021, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s projection. In 2022, the economy is seen growing 3.3%.
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Slovenia Economic News
April 9, 2021
Industrial output decreased 1.5% in year-on-year terms in February, which was a deterioration from January's 1.2% increase, and the worst result since September.
April 7, 2021
Consumer prices increased 0.34% in March over the previous month, picking up from the 0.29% rise recorded in February.
March 10, 2021
Industrial output increased 1.3% in year-on-year terms in January, which contrasted December's -0.8% decrease.
February 26, 2021
GDP declined at a sharper pace of 4.5% year-on-year in the fourth quarter, below the 2.4% contraction seen in the third quarter.
February 26, 2021
Consumer prices increased a seasonally-adjusted 0.29% in February over the previous month, rebounding from a 0.43% drop logged in January.