Gross fixed capital formation and current expenditure for environmental protection, 2020

Environmental protection investment much higher than in 2019

Environmental protection investment in 2020 was 69.4% higher and current expenditure 1.2% higher than in 2019. 

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Most investment for environmental protection intended for the protection of ambient air and climate

Gross investment for environmental protection in 2020 amounted to EUR 412 million, which is 69.4% more than in 2019. The highest share was intended for the protection of ambient air and climate: 48.5% or EUR 200 million.

Current expenditure for environmental protection in 2020 amounted to EUR 698 million, which is 1.6% more than in 2019. The highest share was intended for waste management: almost 56.3% or EUR 393 million.

Industry invested much more in end-of-pipe technologies than in integrated technologies


In the structure of gross investment for environmental protection in industry (sections of activity B, C, D), the share of end-of-pipe investment for environmental protection was 66.1% and that of investment in integrated technologies 33.9%. 

The highest gross investment in Savinjska, the highest current expenditure in Osrednjeslovenska 

The regional structure of gross investment for environmental protection shows that the highest share of gross investment was contributed by the Savinjska statistical region (33.3%), followed by Osrednjeslovenska (21.7%) and Posavska (13.7%). 

The highest share of current expenditure for environmental protection was contributed by the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region (29.8%), followed by Savinjska (22.7%) and Podravska (17.8%). 

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.
Gross investment and current expenditure for environmental protection, Slovenia
Gross investment and current expenditure for environmental protection, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Gross investment and current expenditure for environmental protection by purpose, Slovenia
Gross investment for
environmental protection
Current expenditure for
environmental protection
2019202020192020
EUR (mio.)
Total1)243412686698
  protection of ambient air and climate5220095134
  wastewater management6889153151
  waste management8387420393
  other purposes2)40361820
1) Some totals do not add up due to rounding.
2) Protection and remediation of soil, groundwater and surface water, noise and vibration abatement, protection of biodiversity and landscape, research and development and other included.
Source: SURS
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