Economic Trivia

The service industry employs about 69% of the population and contributes over 61% of Slovakia's GDP.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Motor Vehicles & Parts, Electrical Machinery, and Industrial Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Metal and Metal Products; Food and Beverages; Electricity; Gas

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $166,291,810,707 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.285% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $30,632 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 72/194 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -0.52% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 51.6% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 7.412% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 22.776% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($640,769,433) (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 2,726,485 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 3.18% (2015)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 36.1% (2015)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 60.69% (2015)
Unemployment Rate 9.948% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $80,670,336,523 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $84,012,717,705 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 170.968% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,548,472,664 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $8,383,703,184 (2016)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Slovakia’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank