Consumer prices in Slovakia grew by 1.1% on average in total month-to-month in January 2019 and 2.2% y/y according to the Slovak Statistics Office
Slovakia's GDP increased by 3.6% year-on-year in fixed prices in 4Q18, according to a preliminary GDP growth estimate published by the Slovak Statistics Office on February 14. After seasonal adjustment, GDP went up by 0.8% quarter-on-quarter and by 4
Industrial output in Slovakia increased by 3.1% year-on-year in December 2018, affected by a 4.1% increase in industrial manufacturing, and a 1% decrease in supplies of electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning, the Slovak Statistics Office report
OECD forecasts 4.5% GDP growth this year, as significant new capacity in the automotive sector boosts exports.
Slovakia´s unemployment rate reached 5.04% in December 2018, down by 0.05 percentage points (pp) from November and by 0.90 pp year-on-year, according to data published by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre on January 21. Slovakia´s Labo