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Positive trends

14.10.2016

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Recently, Slovenia has been recording increasingly favourable economic results. In the first half of the year, positive trends were experienced in all sectors. In the second quarter of the year, the Slovenian economy generated the first surplus in the public finance after 2008. Both the import and export have increased, and the value of industrial production has also been growing.

The economic recovery has become more extensive. As a result, the data shows that, after almost eight years, the industrial processing activities have exceeded the pre-crisis production levels and the results have been improving in other industries as well. The improvement in economic situation is reflected in a greater number of employed persons, with the employment rate now having achieved levels similar to those from the period of the stable economic growth. Furthermore, the atmosphere in economy and among consumers remains positive, indicating continuously favourable trends also for the next few months.

Tourism is also one of the industries where the state has recorded excellent results this year. As many as 3.9 million tourists visited Slovenia last year, exceeding the record of 10 million overnight stays. According to Prime Minister Cerar, the Government sees tourism as one of state's most important strategic sectors and will adopt measures to improve its competitiveness and establish a friendlier business environment and more efficient promotion.


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