Country report Slovakia

Economic overview

After reducing by 6.3% in 2020, the economy is extended to develop by around 2.7% in 2021 and 4.3% in 2022. Will recuperate progressively on the rear of higher extra cash, improving work economic situations and expanded family unit certainty as a successful antibody is turned out. Venture development will be restricted by high vulnerability, debilitated corporate monetary records and low limit usage. Unemployment is set to fall continuously, however will stay above pre emergency levels toward the finish of 2022. Swelling will stay repressed given significant monetary slack.

Main sectors of industry

The Slovak Republic has an exceptionally qualified workforce of 2.7 million out of its 5.4 million populace. The horticulture area is minimal created and spoken to just 2.4% of the GDP and 2.7% of work in 2019 (World Bank), albeit right around two-fifths of the land are arable. The principle rural items in the nation are oats, potatoes, sugar beets and grapes. The bumpy zone of Slovakia has immense timberlands and fields, which are utilized for escalated sheep eating, and it is plentiful in mineral assets including iron, copper, lead and zinc. 

The auxiliary area speaks to 30.1% of the GDP and utilizes 37% of the labor force. Weighty industry areas -, for example, metal and steel – are as yet in a rebuilding stage. High worth added ventures, similar to gadgets, designing and petro-synthetics, are introduced in the western piece of the nation. Areas like car and buyer products are offering alluring occasions to unfamiliar financial specialists. The World Bank assesses that the assembling area alone records for one-fifth of Slovakia’s GDP. 

The administrations area contributes 55.9% of the GDP and utilizes around 61% of the dynamic populace. It is overwhelmed in terms of professional career and land. The improvement of the travel industry may likewise get significant for the Slovak economy in the coming years, as the travel industry is as of now the nation’s most unique area (5.6 million sightseers in 2018, of which 2.3 million where outsiders, +4.1% y-o-y). The nation’s financial area is solid and to a great extent possessed by outsiders.

Taxation for businesses in Slovakia

Corporate tax is 21%.

Resident companies pay taxes on their overall income. Non-resident organizations are just taxed  on their income acquired in Slovakia, at similar rate as resident organizations. 

An entity is viewed as assessment occupant in the Slovak Republic on the off chance that it has its enlisted seat or successful spot of the executives in the nation 

Capital additions are remembered for the CIT base and are charged at 21%. The expense treatment of capital misfortunes relies upon the kind of resource on which they emerged, and sometimes capital misfortunes can’t be deducted. 

Pay from the offer of offers in business entities, proprietorship interests in restricted obligation organizations, or restricted associations might be excluded from corporate annual expense purposes if the offer of the cooperation emerges no sooner than two years after the obtaining date of in any event a 10% direct revenue in the enrolled capital.

Investing in Slovakia

As per the 2020 World Investment Report distributed by UNCTAD, FDI inflows expanded from USD 1,1 billion to USD 2,5 billion somewhere in the range of 2018 and 2019. 

The complete FDI stock was at USD 60 billion of every 2019. The 2008-2009 fall in worldwide speculation and the resulting Eurozone emergency have affected Slovakia and keep on burdening unfamiliar venture streams destined for the nation. 

Given that an exceptionally huge portion of Slovakia’s FDI straightforwardly relies upon the Eurozone, the nation is subject to the monetary soundness of its European neighbors, particularly Germany and France, and is delicate to territorial strains (the Russia-Ukraine struggle). 

As indicated by information by OECD, the fundamental putting nations in Slovakia are the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. According to areas of movement, fabricating and modern creation, monetary and protection administrations, discount and retail are those that pull in many ventures (OECD, most recent information accessible). 

Slovakia is an appealing FDI objective because of a generally minimal effort yet gifted workforce, and a great geographic area in the core of Central Europe.