Economy of Slovenia
As neighboring countries, Italy and Slovenia share important bilateral relations: from trade and investment to tourist flows. In fact, Italy is Slovenia's second commercial partner with a 13.5% market share, whereas Slovenia is the main Italian partner from the former Yugoslavia plus Albania area, absorbing over a third of its total trade.
Despite its many problems and weaknesses, the European Union remains a success story particularly in terms of trade. It is the largest economy in the world. Although its projected growth is slow, it remains the largest trading zone with an average GDP per capita that is well above 23,000 euros. The value of exports between EU member states stood at 2,978 billion euros as of 2016.
The trade balance deficit went up 12.3 percent in the first five months of 2018 as against the similar period of 2017, to over 5 billion euro, a release of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) sent to AGERPRES on Tuesday informs.
Turkey's foreign trade deficit declined to $5.5 billion in June with a nearly 8.9 percent year-on-year decrease, preliminary data from the Customs and Trade Ministry has shown.
In May 2017 the harmonized index of consumer process increased by 1.4% compared to May 2016. The highest decrease was registered in 'Recreation and culture' - by 2.5%, according to data of the National Statistical Institute -NSI.
In first quarter of 2017 the house price index increase by 8.8% compared to same quarter of 2016.
Holding their first summit at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) on Wednesday, companies in foreign ownership said that Slovenia was attractive to foreign investors, but could be even more.
The goal of increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) from EUR 10.5bn now to EUR 15bn in five years is also contained in a document called FDI Declaration.