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  • Economic risk

  • Business environment risk

  • Political risk

  • Commercial risk

  • Financing risk

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GDP
USD52,8bn (World ranking 86, World Bank 2020)
Population
2,1mn (World ranking 146, World Bank 2020)
Form of state Parliamentory Democracy
Head of government
Robert GOLOB (PM)
Next elections 2026 (legislative) and autumn 2022 (presidential)
  • Stable democracy and fairly good regional and international relations; EU membership
  • Eurozone membership provides for low transfer and convertibility risk
  • Low inflation
  • Large annual current account surpluses since 2012, forecast to continue
  • Favorable business environment
  • Elevated public debt
  • High gross external debt
  • High export dependence on EU business cycle

Trade structure by destination/origin

(% of total, 2020)

Exports Rank Imports
Germany 15.1%
1
12.2% Germany
Switzerland 10.2%
2
11.0% Switzerland
Italy 7.8%
3
9.4% Italy
Croatia 6.7%
4
6.5% Austria
Austria 5.3%
5
6.4% China

Trade structure by product

(% of total)

Exports Rank Imports
Road vehicles 17%
1
16% Road vehicles
Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, n.e.s. 9%
2
6% Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, n.e.s.
Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 8%
3
5% Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
Other industrial machinery and parts 5%
4
5% Other industrial machinery and parts
Manufactures of metal, n.e.s. 4%
5
4% Iron and steel
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