On 1 January 2007 Slovenia adopted the euro. Photo: Primož Lavre

The nineties were marked by economic progress typical of the more successful transition countries, and the transition to a market economy was relatively painless.

At home and abroad, Slovenian companies have celebrated numerous successful and highly innovative products. Ever heard of Elan skis , the ones used by skiing champions? Or Seaway sailing boats and Pipistrel ultra light aircraft ? Or perhaps the brilliantly designed Gorenje household appliances ?  And numerous other small, but highly innovative companies. Their products are persistently breaking into foreign markets and lends a boutique-type quality to Slovenia's economy.

The economy is geared towards services, and Slovenia can boast top-class services in the field of information technology. It also has developed pharmaceutical and automobile manufacturing.

Other major economic sectors include the food industry, electrical devices, metal processing and chemicals. Meanwhile tourism is becoming an increasingly important sector.


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The story of Elan is full of exceptional innovations which over the years have dictated skiing techniques up to the point that anyone - a beginner or the best recreational skier - can enjoy in this beautiful sport.

Business, December 2012

December 2012

Slovenia signed the final investment decision of shareholders of the company South Stream Slovenia, representing the final approval of construction of the Slovenian section of the South Stream gas pipeline.

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