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Econ Complexity (2018): 1.36, Rank 16 of 137

Product Exports (2018): $92.4B, Rank 39 of 222

Exports Per Capita (2018): $17k, Rank 120 of 219

Product Imports (2018): $87.2B, Rank 41 of 221

Imports Per Capita (2018): $16k, Rank 124 of 219

Service Exports (2017): $9B, Rank 53 of 139

Service Imports (2017): $8.19B, Rank 58 of 139

GDP (2018): $106B, CURRENT US$
Rank 60 of 196

GDP growth (2008 - 2018): 5.41%, CURRENT US$
Rank 156 of 196

GDP PC (2018): $19,443, CURRENT US$
Rank 48 of 196

GDP PC GROWTH (2008 - 2018): 4.1%, CURRENT US$
Rank 134 of 196

Overview: In 2018 Slovakia was the number 60 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 39 in total exports, the number 41 in total imports, and the number 16 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Slovakia exported $92.4B and imported $87.2B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $5.19B. In 2018, Slovakia's exports per capita were $17k and its imports per capita were $16k.

Trade: The top exports of Slovakia are Cars ($21.6B), Vehicle Parts ($5.43B), Video Displays ($5.09B), Broadcasting Equipment ($4.26B), and Refined Petroleum ($2.03B). The top imports of Slovakia are Vehicle Parts ($8.58B), Broadcasting Equipment ($5.06B), Cars ($3.32B), Crude Petroleum ($2.68B), and Petroleum Gas ($1.65B).

Destinations: Slovakia exports mostly to Germany ($20.1B), Czechia ($10.6B), Poland ($6.8B), France ($5.91B), and Austria ($5.23B), and imports mostly from Germany ($15.8B), Czechia ($14.3B), Poland ($6.49B), Hungary ($5.76B), and Vietnam ($5.4B).

Location: Slovakia borders Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine by land.

Product Exports

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Top Export (2018): Cars, $21.6B

Top Destination (2018): Germany, $20.1B

In 2018 Slovakia exported a total of $92.4B, making it the number 39 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Slovakia have changed by $14.5B from $77.9B in 2013 to $92.4B in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Cars ($21.6B), Vehicle Parts ($5.43B), Video Displays ($5.09B), Broadcasting Equipment ($4.26B), and Refined Petroleum ($2.03B). The most common destination for the exports of Slovakia are Germany ($20.1B), Czechia ($10.6B), Poland ($6.8B), France ($5.91B), and Austria ($5.23B).

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Product Imports

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Top Import (2018): Vehicle Parts, $8.58B

Top Origin (2018): Germany, $15.8B

In 2018 Slovakia imported $87.2B, making it the number 41 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Slovakia changed by $8.8B from $78.4B in 2013 to $87.2B in 2018.

The most recent imports of Slovakia are led by Vehicle Parts ($8.58B), Broadcasting Equipment ($5.06B), Cars ($3.32B), Crude Petroleum ($2.68B), and Petroleum Gas ($1.65B). The most common import partners for Slovakia are Germany ($15.8B), Czechia ($14.3B), Poland ($6.49B), Hungary ($5.76B), and Vietnam ($5.4B).

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Slovakia Exports Services (2017): $9B

Slovakia Imports Services (2017): $8.19B

In 2017, Slovakia exported $9B worth of services. The top services exported by Slovakia in 2017 were Travel ($2.93B), Transportation ($2.65B), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($1.87B), Computer and information services ($1.19B), and Construction services ($107M).

The top services imported by Slovakia in 2017 were Travel ($2.4B), Transportation ($2.38B), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($1.47B), Computer and information services ($843M), and Royalties and license fees ($613M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total product exports and imports for Slovakia. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Slovakia are Sugar beet (178%) and Whey (173%).

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Slovakia are:
109: Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) - European Union Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA)
119: Customs Union between EU and Turkey
121: Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group
122: EU preferential tariff for sugar producing countries
123: European Union Generalized System of Preference
124: European Union GSP for Least Developed Countries
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
160: Preferential tariff for Albania
161: Preferential tariff for Algeria
162: Preferential tariff for Andorra
172: Preferential tariff for Bosnia and Herzegovina
177: Preferential tariff for Cameroon
181: Preferential tariff for Central American Common Market CACM (Spanish: Mercado Común Centroamericano MCCA) Central American Integration System SICA
182: Preferential tariff for Chile
189: Preferential tariff for Colombia
205: Preferential tariff for Ecuador
206: Preferential tariff for Egypt
209: Preferential tariff for EPA countries
218: Preferential tariff for European Union countries
222: Preferential tariff for Faroe Islands
223: Preferential tariff for Fiji
224: Preferential tariff for for occupied Palestinian territory
226: Preferential tariff for Georgia
227: Preferential tariff for Ghana
238: Preferential tariff for Iceland
239: Preferential tariff for India
244: Preferential tariff for Israel
247: Preferential tariff for Jordan
249: Preferential tariff for Korea, Republic of
255: Preferential tariff for Lebanon
258: Preferential tariff for Liechtenstein
262: Preferential tariff for Macedonia
270: Preferential tariff for Mexico
272: Preferential tariff for Montenegro
273: Preferential tariff for Morocco
281: Preferential tariff for Norway
283: Preferential tariff for Overseas Countries and Territories
284: Preferential tariff for Pakistan
287: Preferential tariff for Papua New Guinea
289: Preferential tariff for Peru
293: Preferential tariff for San Marino
295: Preferential tariff for Selected Eastern and Southern African countries(Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe)
299: Preferential tariff for Singapore
302: Preferential tariff for South Africa
306: Preferential tariff for Switzerland
308: Preferential tariff for Syria
318: Preferential tariff for the republic of Moldova
321: Preferential tariff for Tunisia
325: Preferential tariff for Ukraine
341: Preferential tariffs for countries benefiting from the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Slovakia's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively more complex, moving from the ⁩⁨21st to the 16th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Slovakia has a high level of specialization in Central Heating Boilers (20.7), Railway Freight Cars (19.6), Video Displays (12.1), Dental Products (10.7), and Magnesium Carbonate (7.69). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Slovakia observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Slovakia according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Machine-tools for non-mechanical removal of material (2.01), Electric solder, weld, braze,hot metal spray equipment (1.83), Shafts, cranks, gears, clutches, flywheel, pulleys etc (1.55), Parts and accessories for machine tools (1.52), and Flat-rolled alloy steel nes, width >600mm (1.49). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Slovakia according to the relatedness index, are Other Wood Articles (0.28), Soil Preparation Machinery (0.28), Railroad Ties (0.28), Densified Wood (0.27), and Refrigerators (0.27). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Slovakia is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.