The OECD foresees a 2% growth in Slovenia for this year, which is 0.5% higher than June estimates. For 2017, it indicates +2.4%, slightly more (+0.1%) of what announced earlier, while for 2018 the forecast is of +2.3%. in this period, unemployment is supposed to decrease: according to ILO criteria, this year it will drop to 7.8%, in 2017 to 7.1% and in 2018 to 6.9%. It is also foreseen a decrease of public deficit, supposed to reach 2.4% of the GDP this year, 1.6% of the GDP in 2017 and 0.9% of the GDP in 2018.

Together with the creation of new jobs, internal consumption should also grow. Thanks to European funding, investments are expected to growth, especially in the infrastructure sector.

Financial media underline the negative OECD estimates with regards to the public deficit (supposed to reach 85% of the GDP by the end of the year) and note that positive indexes are also due to the positive international conjuncture, therefore reforms are still necessary, first and foremost that of the pensions.


Source: medNews