Contact at Economic Department:
Darja Slokar, Economic Affairs
T: + 44 (0)20 7222 5700
Slovenian economy has performed strongly since joining the EU in 2004 at an average growth rate of 5%. Exceeding the EU average, this allowed Slovenia to catch up fast; measured by the GDP per capita, Slovenia now stands very close to the EU average. After the peak in 2007, when the economic growth reached 6.8%, the effects of the global crisis slowed down the growth in Slovenia.
In the beginning of 2007 Slovenia introduced euro, and in July 2010 joined OECD. Slovenia remains export-oriented economy with more than two thirds of its foreign trade destined to the EU market. Slovenia is in a unique position with traditionally strong links to the markets of the Western Balkans.
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