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Slovakia is a modern, private sector oriented economy that has enjoyed increased economic growth encouraged by international demand. Slovakia is expected to witness modest growth over 2013-2018 and reach $112.1 billion at current price. Slovakia is heavily dependent upon the external sectors for its economic growth. To strengthen its growth potential and improve productivity, the Slovak government has plans to implement reform processes by 2020. The economy is among the moderate performers in comparison to other European countries, even in midst of the Euro economic crisis.
Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has conducted a competitive analysis on Slovakia and offers its findings in its research report, “Slovakia Country Analysis 2013-2018: An Evaluation of Political, Social, Economic, and Business Risk.”
Lucintel identifies a weak labor market, precarious financial situations among some Slovak households, and the need for fiscal consolidation measures by the government as major obstacles to achieve stronger economic growth in Slovakia. Drivers that are expected to give the Slovak economy competitive advantage are strong domestic demand and the presence of a lower cost, skilled labor force. Slovakia has a positive credit rating and is rated as an attractive business destination for investment. International demand is anticipated to increase, providing a boost to the Slovak economy. 
Slovakia country analysis report will benefit managers of companies, fund managers, and PE firms that want to invest in Slovakia, as well as investors that seek a complete risk analysis of Slovakia’s economy from all perspectives: political, economic, social, and business. This report analyzes the impact of economic factors such as sovereign debt, fiscal deficit, and current account deficit on Slovakia’s economy and industrial outlook.
Lucintel’s analysis reports on Slovakia’s capability of dealing with internal and external forces. It evaluates the Slovak government’s measures to stabilize the economy in light of the current European debt crises. Slovakia country analysis report also analyses recent changes in monetary, fiscal, and trade policies and their impact on business in Slovakia in the coming years.
This unique report from Lucintel will provide you with valuable information, insights, and tools needed to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in this market. Slovakia country analysis report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and will significantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today’s stringent economy, you need every advantage that you can find.
Features of This Report:
To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. Slovakia country analysis market report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinational materials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many more that operate in this market. 
Some of the features of this report:

  • Trend and forecast for key macroeconomic variables that are useful to make major investment decision. 
  • Analysis on economic activity, Government debt, investment environment, and trade structure of the country
  • In depth political, social, economic and business risk analysis of the country that may have impact on different industries. 
  • Risk analysis associated with availability of labor, aging population, wage rates, industry policy, business environment, etc.
  • More than 30 figures/charts and 9 tables are provided in this roughly 65-page report.

Benefits of a Lucintel Report:
  • Lucintel’s core competency is in market research and management consulting. In the last 14 years, Lucintel has worked on hundreds of market research studies. Lucintel’s risk reports offer the following benefits:
  • Enhance your global growth strategy with key economic and potential industry analysis 
  • Enhance your risk management using the report's economic, social and business risk analysis.
  • Fine tune your business expansion planning with understanding of domestic demand analysis and demographics structure analysis.
  • Reduce the investment risk by knowing the analysis of sovereign debt risk, exchange risk, availability of labor and risk associated with country’s policies. 

 1. Executive Summary  
2. Country Overview  
3. Slovakia's Economic Performance  
 3.1. Sectoral Contribution to GDP and GDP Growth Rate  
 3.2. Consumption, Saving, and Investment Trends  
 3.3. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by Industry  
4. Political and Social Risk Analysis of Slovakia  
 4.1. Structure and Stability of Government  
 4.2. Government Policy Agenda  
 4.2.1. Policy Agenda  
 4.3. Risk in International Relations  
 4.4. Social Risk Analysis  
 4.4.1. Social Development Index: Risk Analysis  
 4.4.2. Labor Market  
5. Economic Risk of Slovakia  
 5.1. Risk in Financial Sector  
 5.1.1. Risk in Fiscal Balance  
 5.1.2. Risk in Current Account Balance (CAB)  
 5.1.3. Risk in Balance of Payment (BOP)  
 5.2. Risk in External Sector  
 5.2.1. External Debt and Default Risk  
 5.2.2. International Trade and its Contribution to GDP  
 5.2.3. Risk in Foreign Exchange Reserves and Exchange Rate  
 5.3. Risk in Real Sector  
 5.4. Economic Factors' Impact on Business  
6. Business Risk of Slovakia  
 6.1. Business Risk  
 6.2. Doing Business in Slovakia in 2013  
 6.3. Credit Rating of Countries  
 6.4. R&D Expenditure and Technological Risk  
 6.5. Business Risk Factors and their Impact  
7. Emerging Risk in Slovakia  

List of Figures  
List of Tables  
Abbreviation and Technical Units  
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List of Figures

Chapter 2. Country Snapshot / Overview
Figure 2.1: Geographical location of Slovakia

Chapter 3. Slovakia’s Economic Performance
Figure 3.1: Trend of real GDP growth rate
Figure 3.2: Forecast of real GDP growth rate
Figure 3.3: GDP sectoral contribution
Figure 3.4: Share of different sectors to GDP
Figure 3.5: Quarterly trend of index of industrial production and GDP growth rate
Figure 3.6: Trend of consumption expenditure as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.7: Trend of savings and investments as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.8: Foreign direct investment by industry

Chapter 4. Political and Social Risk Analysis of Slovakia
Figure 4.1: Trend of population and population growth rate
Figure 4.2: Population age structure
Figure 4.3: Trend of per capita income
Figure 4.4: Trend of corruption perception index of Slovakia
Figure 4.5: Trend of unemployment rate in Slovakia

Chapter 5. Economic Risk of Slovakia
Figure 5.1: Global financial stability scenario
Figure 5.2: Trend of government revenue and expenditure as percent of GDP
Figure 5.3: Trend of fiscal balance as percentage of GDP
Figure 5.4: Trend of current account balance and share in GDP
Figure 5.5: Terms of trade for Slovakia
Figure 5.6: Trend of balance of payment
Figure 5.7: Trend of debt as percentage of GDP
Figure 5.8: Trend of gross government debt position of Slovakia
Figure 5.9: Mixed prospects of debts in Slovakia
Figure 5.10: Slovakia’s international trade structure
Figure 5.11: Exports and imports as percentage of GDP
Figure 5.12: Trend of foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate
Figure 5.13: Annual trend of inflation and interest rate

Chapter 6. Business Risk of Slovakia
Figure 6.1: Trend of R&D expenditure in Slovakia

Chapter 7. Emerging Risk in Slovakia
Figure 7.1: Trend of increasing dependency ratio
Figure 7.2: Gross government debt as % of GDP

List of Tables

Chapter 2. Country Snapshot / Overview
Table 2.1: Demographic and political overview

Chapter 4. Political and Social Risk Analysis of Slovakia
Table 4.1: Homicide rate of Slovakia
Table 4.2: GINI index
Table 4.3: Corruption perception index

Chapter 5. Economic Risk of Slovakia
Table 5.1 Economic factors and its impact on business

Chapter 6. Business Risk of Slovakia  
Table 6.1: Indicators for starting business
Table 6.2: Ranking in 2013 for procedures of starting a business
Table 6.3: Credit rating of countries by Moody, Fitch, and S&P
Table 6.4: Business risk factors and its impact on business

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