Slovakia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Slovakia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Slovakia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Slovakia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Slovakia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Slovakia before your competitors.

Slovakia Country Risk

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Core Views Prime Minister Robert Fico will continue to benefit from his party's outright majority in parliament, which has eased the policy formation and implementation process. While this is...

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Slovakia Industry Coverage (16)

Autos

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Vehicle sales in Slovakia decreased 3.8% in 2013, on the back of weakness in the passenger car and commercial vehicle (CV) segments. In 2014, we forecast an upswing in total sales of 9.4% as the...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Defence & Security

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BMI expects to see defence spending in Slovakia in 2013 to increase 7.5% over 2012 levels, to some US$1,089mn. This constitutes 1.1% of GDP.NATO members are theoretically required to allocate at...

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Food & Drink

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Though household consumption has recovered slightly over recent quarters, we remain fairly cautious in relation to Slovakia's near-term discretionary spending in the food and drink sector. We...

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Freight Transport

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The 2013 growth forecast for Slovakia was raised to 0.8% from the 0.5% estimated in June by the Finance Ministry. The move is attributed to an improvement in the euro region after six quarters of...

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Infrastructure

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BMI Industry View BMI View: Slovakia appears to be stabilising its economy and as such we have upwardly revised our forecasts for 2014. We forecast the construction growth in 2013 will return...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As of mid-2014, the latest newsflow indicates that premiums are rising slowly in both of the main segments. Given the slippage in both life premiums and motor vehicle related premiums...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Slovaki an medical device market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 3.9 % over the 2013-2018 period, as the economy grows and health spending remains at a high level...

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Mining

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BMI View: We forecast limited growth opportunities in Slovakia's mining sector as weakness in gold prices prevents the take-off of the gold sector. Coal will remain the mainstay of the country's...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:   Slovakia has above-average energy import dependency with high overall energy intensity compared with the regional average. The country remains dependent on Russia , but a...

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Petrochemicals

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The Slovakian petrochemicals industry experienced strong growth as a result of export-led growth and improved operating margins, despite the country's lacklustre overall economic performance,...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The Slovakian government is planning to allocate EUR278mn (USD386.7mn) in EU funding to develop healthcare and medical infrastructure in Slovakia over the 2014-2020 period, reports news...

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Power

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BMI View: The energy sector will expand steadily in the short and longer term. An expansion of Slovakia ' s nuclear capacity will drive generation, while a steady expansion of its manufacturing...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Although the commercial real estate market in Slovakia is sluggish at present, we believe that the market's fundamentals are sound, and that once economic activity picks up in the...

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Telecommunications

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Executive Summary BMI View: The Slovak telecoms regulator TU SR concluded its auction of 4G spectrum in December 2013, with all three major operators acquiring frequencies, as well as one new...

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Water

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BMI View: There have been limited developments in the Slovakian water sector over the past quarter. With sizeable flooding damage repairs still ongoing, in conjunction with a slow economic...

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