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Slovakia - GDP

Economic growth tumbles to over five-year low in Q2, under siege from external headwinds

The economy grew 1.9% year-on-year in the second quarter, marking a notable slowdown from the 3.7% expansion in Q1 and the lowest reading since September 2013. On a seasonally-adjusted quarter-on-quarter basis, GDP growth slid to 0.4% in Q2 from Q1’s 0.7% upturn—the worst result in over six years.

While a breakdown by components is not yet available, industrial output growth weakened notably throughout the second quarter, and contracted in June for the first time since March 2008. This was mainly reflective of weakness in the automotive sector, upon which the economy is heavily reliant on. Moreover, exports fell for the first time in four-and-a-half years in the quarter, as the German economy—Slovakia’s biggest export market—contracted in the period. Meanwhile, shrinking retail sales in Q2 suggests private consumption faltered again in the quarter amid downbeat confidence among households.

More detailed data will be released on 6 September.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect growth of 3.5% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel projects economic growth will moderate to 3.2%.

Slovakia - GDP Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Economic Growth (GDP, annual variation in %)1.5  2.8  4.2  3.1  3.2  

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Slovakia GDP
Note: Annual variation of gross domestic product (GDP) in %.
Source: Slovakia Statistical Office (SOSR) and FocusEconomics calculations.

Slovakia Facts

Bond Yield-0.12-4.12 %Jul 31
Exchange Rate1.110.65 %Jul 31
Stock Market3440.0 %Jul 31

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