Charts of the week from 24 to 29 October 2023: consumer prices, turnover in trade and turnover in market services
As expected, year-on-year growth in consumer prices accelerated in September (from 6.2% to 7.5%). This was mainly due to the lifting of measures to mitigate the impact of high energy prices. In addition, the prices of food, whose growth has slowed and reached the lowest level...
Charts of the week from 18 to 22 September 2023: economic sentiment, value of fiscally verified invoices, Slovenian industrial producer prices and other charts
The economic climate indicator improved slightly in September, although it remains well below its long-term average....
Autumn Forecast of Economic Trends 2023: Continued slowdown this year, especially in the export-oriented part of the economy, slightly higher economic growth in the coming years
Economic growth is slowing this year, especially in the export-oriented part of the economy, growth in private...
Charts of the week from 11 to 15 September 2023: manufacturing activities, activity in construction, current account of the balance of payments and electricity consumption by consumption group
In July, the decline in manufacturing output was most pronounced in recent months. The year-on-year decline in...
Economic growth is slowing this year (1.6%), especially in the export-oriented part of the economy, growth in private consumption is also lower, while construction investment continues to increase. In the coming years, GDP growth is expected to return to slightly higher levels. Inflation will continue to weaken over the rest of the year, although less markedly than in previous months. In the absence of external shocks, the downward trend in inflation supported by monetary policy measures will continue over the next two years.
Continued moderation of growth in employment and decline in unemployment is expected until the end of this year, but the tight situation could be eased slightly by certain measures to facilitate the recruitment of foreign labour.
Given the economic slowdown in the international environment and the deterioration in competitiveness due to cost pressures, exports of goods will decline this year. Overall growth of exports will remain positive due to the increase in services exports. Imports will decline as final consumption growth slows and inventories are significantly reduced. With the gradually higher growth in foreign demand, goods exports are expected to grow again in the next two years.
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