In 2017, Slovenia met 52% of domestic energy demand with domestic energy resources while the rest of the energy was supplied from imports, the statistical office announced on May 15. All the petroleum products consumed in the country were imported.
This is broadly in line with the previous couple of years. In 2016, Slovenia had capacities to cover 54% of domestic energy needs from its own resources. In 2015, the country managed to meet 52% of its needs from domestic resources.
In the structure of supplied energy in 2017, petroleum products prevailed with 33%, followed by nuclear energy with 24%, renewable energy sources (including hydropower) and coal with 16% each and natural gas with 11%.
Total domestic energy resources in Slovenia in 2017 amounted to 3.7mn toe (=153 PJ), which was 2% more than in 2016. The amount of nuclear energy increased the most (by 10%), followed by geothermal and solar energy (by 2%).
The adjusted annual growth in April owes to production expanding 14% y/y in the most-weighted manufacturing segment, compared to a growth of 7% y/y the preceding month.
The pick-up owes to the calendar effect, with sales spiking because of Easter but also to Polish households’ general inclination towards increased consumption, driven by the good situation on the labour market – low unemployment and growing wages.
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The headline figure attests to the Polish industrial sector’s stubbornness to give in to negative trends in the external environment, especially the slowdown of activity in Germany, Poland's largest trading partner.
Retail trade increased 9.1% y/y in real terms in April, slightly accelerating from 8.9% y/y in March