In a context where global foreign investment increased by 10.9% in 2013, in particular in Europe (+25.2%) and in Latin America (+17.5%), FDI flows to developing economies reached a new high of US$759 billion. However macroeconomic fragility and policy uncertainties are driving investors to caution.
Slovenia is totally open to foreign investments in accordance with the principles of the EU and the OECD, and do not disciminate between national and foreigner investors. The main investors are Austria, Switzerland the Netherlands, Germany, Italy Croatia, Belgium and Luxembourg. The attractive sectors are financial services and insurance, distribution, commercial service and leasing, chemicals products tyres and plastic products, engineering, paper telecommunication and transport.
Foreign investments have strongly declined due to the international economic crisis of 2008-2009 and the difficulties of the European continent. Only a global recovery will allow a return of foreign investment in the country. Projects in the energy sector, rail infrastructure, regional centre of sewage treatment and waste co-financed by European funds will make the Slovenian market once again attractive. In 2013 FDI totalled only USD 150 million.
Information on the 2013 FDI influx in this region can be accessed in the Global Investment Trade Monitor published in January 2014 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
|Slovenia||Eastern Europe & Central Asia||United States||Germany|
|Index of Transaction Transparency*||5.0||7.0||7.0||5.0|
|Index of Manager’s Responsibility**||9.0||5.0||9.0||5.0|
|Index of Shareholders’ Power***||6.0||9.0||5.0|
|Index of Investor Protection****||7.3||5.9||8.3||5.0|
Source: Doing Business - Last Available Data.
Note: *The Greater the Index, the More Transparent the Conditions of Transactions. **The Greater the Index, the More the Manager is Personally Responsible. *** The Greater the Index, the Easier it Will Be For Shareholders to Take Legal Action. **** The Greater the Index, the Higher the Level of Investor Protection.
|Foreign Direct Investment||2011||2012||2013|
|FDI Inward Flow (million USD)||998||-59||-679|
|FDI Stock (million USD)||15,158||15,469||15,235|
|Performance Index*, Ranking on 181 Economies||167||-||-|
|Potential Index**, Ranking on 177 Economies||81||-||-|
|Number of Greenfield Investments***||20||16||10|
|FDI Inwards (in % of GFCF****)||10.7||-0.7||-8.2|
|FDI Stock (in % of GDP)||30.2||34.1||32.5|
Source: UNCTAD - Last Available Data.
Note: * The UNCTAD Inward FDI Performance Index is Based on a Ratio of the Country's Share in Global FDI Inflows and its Share in Global GDP. ** The UNCTAD Inward FDI Potential Index is Based on 12 Economic and Structural Variables Such as GDP, Foreign Trade, FDI, Infrastructures, Energy Use, R&D, Education, Country Risk. *** Green Field Investments Are a Form of Foreign Direct Investment Where a Parent Company Starts a New Venture in a Foreign Country By Constructing New Operational Facilities From the Ground Up. **** Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) Measures the Value of Additions to Fixed Assets Purchased By Business, Government and Households Less Disposals of Fixed Assets Sold Off or Scrapped.
Any Comments About This Content? Report It to Us.
© Export Entreprises SA, All Rights Reserved.
Last Updates: October 2014