In 2015, among all of 7,213 foreign affiliates in Slovenia, 85.5% were micro enterprises and 1.2% large enterprises. The first, micro enterprises generated less than tenth of value added, the second, large enterprises generated more than half of the value added of all foreign affiliates.
In 2015, 7,213 or 5.4% of enterprises operating in Slovenia in non-financial activities (NACE sections B to J, L to N and S95) were foreign affiliates (in 2014: 5.1%). Active foreign affiliates employed in 2015 around 121,000 persons or 20.5% (in 2014: 111.000 or 19.2%) of persons employed and generated 26.3% (in 2014: 24.1%) of valued added in all enterprises in the covered activities in Slovenia.
In 2015, active foreign affiliates operating in Slovenia, thus further gained importance in view of all the observed enterprises in Slovenia. These structural changes in employment and business performance in national and foreign affiliates were the significant impact of sales of the companies of some larger Slovene enterprise groups, such as Pivovarna Laško, Žito, Elan, Alpetour, Avtotehna, and some other enterprises.
The share and economic importance of foreign affiliates in all observed residential enterprises in Slovenia increases by the size of the enterprises. Observing the enterprises by size classes, measured by the number of persons employed, reveals that in 2015 the share of micro foreign affiliates in all micro enterprises amounted to 4.8% while the share of large foreign affiliates amounted to 40.1%. Similar relationships can be observed also mainly in employment and also in some business performance results.In the total number of foreign affiliates, sorted by their numbers, mostly micro foreign affiliates dominate. Numerousness notwithstanding, they do not contribute significantly to employment, turnover, valued added and investments. In 2015 among all foreign affiliates 6,170 or 85.5% of them were micro enterprises, which generated 8.2% of value added of all foreign affiliates. On the contrary, among all foreign affiliates only 85 or 1.2% were large enterprises, which generated 54.7% of value added of all foreign affiliates.
Table 1: Structural busines indicators of foreign affiliates by size class (number of persons employed), Slovenia, 2015
Table 2: Structural busines indicators of foreign affiliates by size class (number of persons employed) in all enterprises, Slovenia, 2015