About Slovenia

Key facts:

Location Central Europe; between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia
Area 20,273 sq. km
Population 2,07 million and growing
Language Official: Slovenian
Italian and Hungarian (minorities)
English widely spoken
91% of Slovenians can communicate in at least one world language
Currency Euro (since 2007)
Political system Parliamentary democracy since 1991
Member of EU (2004), NATO (2004), OECD (2010)
GDP 43 bn EUR (2017), 5% growth in 2017 (3rd highest in EU-28: avg. 2,2%)
Social and national cohesion Low Gini coefficient, comparable to Scandinavian countries
Economy Import/Export oriented (export presents 8-9% annual growth in real terms).

Top 10 export products: cars, packed medicaments, refined petroleum, vehicle parts, electrical lighting and signaling equipment

Opportunity for imports in the following sectors:

  • food & drink
  • DIY
  • fashion
  • baby
  • giftware and home decor
Infrastructure Good road and rail infrastructure for inland transport
Modern port infrastructure
2 international airports
Port of Koper
Reliable electricity and gas supply
Dependable internet connection

 

(photo: Fototeka STO)

 

Quality of life facts:

  • 20th best country in the world for business (according to Forbes’ Best Countries for Business 2016),
  • Ranks 21st for prosperity according to Legatum Prosperity Index,
  • Very low crime rate & relaxed atmosphere,
  • 4th best country for quality of life for women in the world,
  • Ranks second in natural environment preservation sub-index on Legatum prosperity Index,
  • Most sustainable country 2018 in the world according to National Geographic Traveler magazine,
  • 15th on the list of countries which foreigners chose to make it their second if not first home,
  • Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe (After Finland and Sweden) with over 60% of its territory under forests,
  • Ski slopes in winter and seaside beaches in summer, golf courses and hiking trails are easily reached.

 

(photo: Fototeka STO)

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