Slovenia – Market Overview
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Source: Statistics Canada
Note: Data on Canada-Slovenia bilateral service trade and investment is not available.
2015 Trade and Investment between Slovenia and Canada (C$, Millions)
|Trade and Investment||(C$, Millions)|
|Canadian Merchandise Exports to Slovenia||$26.0|
|Canadian Merchandise Imports from Slovenia||$144.0|
Why Slovenia Matters
- Slovenia is Canada’s 25th largest market in the EU for exports.Footnote 1
- Slovenia is the 23rd largest economy in the EU and has a GDP per capita higher than Portugal and Greece.Footnote 2
- Slovenia is a small European country that has developed markets with competitive advantages in healthcare, primary education and higher education.
- Canadian companies are active in the transportation, pharmaceutical, ICT, and agri-food sectors.
- Existing Canadian exports to Slovenia include high-value aerospace products. Further potential in this sector could benefit Canadian companies.
- Although Canada and Slovenia have modest bilateral trade, there is potential for growth as Slovenia is an important conduit for investment to Balkan markets.
How to export to Slovenia
Read the guide Exporting to the EU.
Sectoral Opportunities in Slovenia
Most Canadian exports are in high value-added products and services, particularly in the aerospace industry.
Slovenia has a developing clean technologies sector that would benefit from investment from Canadian companies with expertise in this area. Mandated green targets in addition to the availability of significant funding from the Slovenia government and the European Union present opportunities for Canadian equipment, technology and service providers.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Slovenia has a fast-developing ICT sector, both in manufacturing and services thanks to a skilled workforce, well-developed ICT infrastructure and a government committed to boosting the ICT sector as a national development priority. Key products and services are telecommunications equipment and services, IT services, hardware, software, equipment distribution, and web services. Slovenia’s national broadband plan has the goal of providing broadband internet access speeds of at least 30Mbps to all households by 2020. There will be opportunities for Canadian companies in the fields of e-government (online/digital public services), open data, online commerce and cloud computing.Footnote 8
To learn more about trade and investment opportunities in Slovenia, contact your Trade Commissioner in Budapest, Hungary who also covers Slovenia.
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