Construction activity in Slovenia was weak during the review period (2011–2015), as a result of a deteriorating business environment and weak economic performance. The country’s construction industry consequently contracted by 7.6% in real terms in 2013, measured at constant 2010 US dollar exchange rates. This was preceded by annual declines of 9.0% and 16.5% in 2012 and 2011 respectively.
However, due to a recovery in economic conditions, the government increased its infrastructure spending. Consequently, the industry registered respective growths of 4.0% and 0.5% in 2014 and 2015 in real terms, measured at constant 2010 US dollar exchange rates.
Over the forecast period (2016–2020), the industry is expected to grow in real terms, driven by investments in transport, energy and institutional infrastructure under programs such as the Operational Program 2014–2020, National Energy Program (2010–2020) and National Program of Sport 2014–2023.
The industry’s output value in real terms is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.22% over the forecast period; up from -3.15% during the review period.
Over the forecast period, industry growth is expected to be supported by the country’s National Development Program 2014–2020, coupled with population growth and favorable government policies for foreign investments in the manufacturing industries.
- This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Slovenia. It provides:
- Historical (2011-2015) and forecast (2016-2020) valuations of the construction industry in Slovenia using construction output and value-add methods
- Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by project type
- Breakdown of values within each project type, by type of activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) and by type of cost (materials, equipment and services)
- Analysis of key construction industry issues, including regulation, cost management, funding and pricing
- Detailed profiles of the leading construction companies in Slovenia
- A rise in the number of residential building permits will support the growth of the residential construction market over the forecast period. According to the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS), total building permits increased by 59.6%; from 3,166 units in 2014 to 5,054 in 2015. The permits issued for residential buildings increased by 3.5%; from 2,359 units in 2014 to 2,441 units in 2015, while non-residential building permits increased by 223.8%; from 807 to 2,613 units during the same period.
- Under the National Renewable Energy Action Plan, the government aims to increase its the share of renewable in the energy mix from 21.9% in 2014 to 25.0% by 2020. With an investment of EUR475.0 million (US$527.6 million), the government is planning to build three hydro power plants by 2020. In addition, the government is planning to increase the energy generation capacity of non-renewable energy sources due to a rise in electricity demand.
- To make Slovenia a referential country for innovative digital solutions, ensuring digitisation, establishing an appropriate digital infrastructure, improving cyber security and developing digital entrepreneurs, the government announced the Digital Slovenia 2020 Plan in March 2016. Under this plan, the government will develop a high-speed broadband network in urban areas, with the aim of providing a speed of 100Mbps to industries and companies by 2020, with the help of private partners and the European Union (EU).
- In 2015, the government adopted the transport development strategy 2020 to secure the sustainable mobility of people and freight, and ensure transport safety. Under this strategy, the government is planning to take measures for the development of rail, road and water transport infrastructure by 2020.
- In May 2015, the government launched the Program for Internationalization 2015–2020 to attract foreign investment. This program will provide dynamic, individual, efficient, modern approach to the international companies to establish their manufacturing plants. The government is also encouraging small and medium manufacturing companies by providing financial aid.