Slovakia: In-depth PEST insights

This PEST country analysis report on Slovakia provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.


– Understand the political system in Slovakia through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

– Understand the economic situation in Slovakia through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.

– Understand customer demographics in Slovakia through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

– Understand the technological landscape in Slovakia through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.


– The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Slovakia, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.

– The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Slovakia's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment."

– The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.

Reasons to buy

- What is the outlook in Slovakia in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?

- How does Slovakia perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?

- How does Slovakia perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

- How does Slovakia perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Overview 2

Catalyst 2

Summary 2

Key highlights 2

Key developments (January 2016-May 2017) 3

Key Facts and Geographic Location 8

Key facts 8

Geographical location 9

Political Landscape 10

Summary 10

Evolution 11

Structure and policies 12

Key political figures 12

Structure of government 12

Structure of legislature 13

Key policies 14

Economic 14

Social 14

Foreign and defense 15

Performance 15

Governance indicators 15

Economic Landscape 17

Summary 17

Evolution 17

Structure and policies 19

Financial system 19

Performance 20

GDP and growth rate 20

GDP composition by sector 21

Fiscal situation 24

Current account 24

Foreign trade 24

External debt 25

International investment position 25

Monetary situation 26

Banking sector 27

Employment 27

Social Landscape 29

Summary 29

Evolution 29

Structure and policies 29

Demographic composition 29

Education 31

Healthcare 31

Social welfare 32

Performance 32

Healthcare 32

Income distribution 33

Education 33

Technological Landscape 35

Summary 35

Evolution 35

Structure and policies 35

Research and development 35

Performance 36

Research and development 36

Opportunity sectors 36

Appendix 38

Ask the analyst 38

About MarketLine 38

Disclaimer 38

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Slovakia key facts 8

Table 2: Mid-year population by gender (%), 2016 30

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Slovakia 9

Figure 2: Slovakia key political events timeline 11

Figure 3: Key political figures- Slovakia 12

Figure 4: Distribution of seats by political parties in the 2016 parliamentary election 14

Figure 5: Evolution of GDP growth in Slovakia, 200516 18

Figure 6: GDP and GDP growth rate of Slovakia (constant prices), 201020 20

Figure 7: Sector-specific GDP in Slovakia, 2016 21

Figure 8: Agricultural output in Slovakia, 201016 22

Figure 9: Industrial output in Slovakia, 201016 23

Figure 10: Services output in Slovakia, 201016 24

Figure 11: Slovakia’s trade position, 201115 25

Figure 12: Consumer price index and consumer price index-based inflation in Slovakia, 201020 27

Figure 13: Unemployment in Slovakia, 201020 28

Figure 14: Major religions in Slovakia, 2011 31

Figure 15: Healthcare expenditure in Slovakia, 200815 33

Figure 16: Education expenditure in Slovakia, 201015 34

Figure 17: Internet users and growth rate in Slovakia, 201015 37


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