Photo: Jože Maček and Domen Pal

Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe. Throughout history, the area of modern Slovenia was a crossroads of routes leading from east to west and from north to south. All these diverse influences helped shape its character. Today, this can be seen in Slovenia's vibrant economic activity as well as in the valuable contributions of Slovenian scientists to the worldwide wealth of knowledge.

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.


The largest companies in the Adriatic region

December 2011

While Slovenian companies cannot be found on global and even on European lists, some of the largest rank among 500 largest companies in Central Europe. What's more, as many as 36 Slovenian business groups can be found among the...

Svetloba – a company on the way towards the global peak thanks to its innovativeness

October 2011

For the third time, the newspaper Finance announced the winner of the competition Best Business Idea and Best Business Eco-idea 2011. Among five finalists is also the company Svetloba. The jury was convinced by its high-tech...

On the brink of a new recession?

September 2011

According to several economists, Slovenia will have to become accustomed to very low economic growth, or even recession, for a very long time. After Slovenian gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2011,at 0.9 per cent,...