Statistical overview of 2016

2016 - Year of the improved economic situation in Slovenia?

At the end of 2016 we are publishing the latest statistical data on the situation in the country. 

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The following bullets point out only some of the selected statistical data. The entire overview of 2016 is available on this link.

  • In the first nine months of 2016 gross domestic product was 2.6% higher than in the comparable period of the previous year. Assuming that the same growth rates continued, next year we would exceed the pre-crisis GDP level.
  • For the first time after 2008 in the 2nd quarter of 2016 Slovenia recorded a general government surplus in the amount of EUR 55 million.
  • At the end of September 2016 Slovenia’s gross external debt stood at EUR 43.5 billion and was thus EUR 2.1 billion lower than a year before.
  • Investment activity of enterprises is gradually increasing, but it is still well below the level from before the crisis. Compared to the first half of 2015, in the first half of 2016 it increased by 6.0%.
  • Growth of disposable income in 2014 and 2015 continued for the third consecutive year, actually at a higher rate. High growth was mostly the result of the increase in compensation of employees both in the public (release of promotion restrictions) and private (increase in employment and growth of gross earnings) sectors.
  • Since May 2014 the sentiment indicator has been above the long-term average; in November 2016 it was the highest since May 2008.



  • The LFS unemployment rate in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was 7.3%, almost at the level six years ago when the unemployment rate in the 3rd quarter of 2007 stood at 7.0%.
  • Average monthly gross earnings grew in 2016; in the first nine months by almost 2%.
  • In June 2016 Slovenia ended a period of almost two years of deflation at the annual level, which has been recorded since August 2014 (except in December 2014 when the inflation rate was 0.2%).
  • According to the first estimate, the value of the agricultural output in 2016 is expected to amount to EUR 1,195 million, which is a decrease by 7% over the previous year.
  • In the first nine months of 2016, the number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in Slovenia increased by 9% over the same period of 2015.

Detailed data and time series are available on the SI-STAT data portal.
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