Slovenia Economic Outlook
January 29, 2019After a vigorous quarter-on-quarter growth in Q3, the economy seems to have closed the year on a strong footing, fueled by buoyant domestic activity. Retail sales soared in the October-November period, on the back of subdued inflationary pressures and a tighter labor market. Meanwhile, capacity utilization in the manufacturing sector recorded a notable high in the same period, despite somewhat weaker industrial production. Against this backdrop, fixed investment is likely to have remained robust in the fourth quarter, as optimistic businesses benefited from favorable financing conditions. Moreover, sustained expenditure from EU structural funds are also seen supporting near-term investment. On the downside, the external sector appears to have shifted into a lower gear in Q4, after more than a year of double-digit growth.
Slovenia Economic GrowthLooking ahead, growth is set to moderate slightly this year, with a broad-base deceleration across the Eurozone expected to weigh further on exports. In a similar vein, fixed investment is also seen moderating. On a brighter note, private consumption is set to gain traction this year underpinned by recent wage and pension hikes, lower unemployment and steady inflation. Met the why particular panelists project GDP will expand 3.5% in 2019, unchanged from last month’s forecast, before slowing to 2.9% in 2020.
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|Bond Yield||1.11||-0.79 %||Jan 30|
|Exchange Rate||1.14||0.65 %||Jan 30|
|Stock Market||811||-0.30 %||Jan 30|
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Slovenia Economic News
March 29, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.7% from the previous month in March, after increasing 0.8% month-on-month in February.
March 11, 2019
Industrial production increased 5.7% on an annual basis in January, strongly rebounding from December’s revised 4.3% slump (previously reported: -3.1% year-on-year).
February 28, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.8% from the previous month in February, after a 1.1% month-on-month fall in January.
February 28, 2019
Detailed national accounts data released by the country’s Statistical Office on 28 February revealed that growth moderated in the fourth quarter of last year, coming in at 4.1% year-on-year, after logging a revised 5.0% expansion in the third quarter (previously reported: +4.8% yoy).
February 11, 2019
After losing stride a month earlier (November: +1.8% year-on-year), annual industrial production plummeted 3.1% in December.