About Us Slovenia Factsheet

Official Name: Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) 
Location: Slovenia shares borders with Hungary to the East, Italy to the West, Croatia to the South and Austria to the North 
Capital: Ljubljana 
Major Cities: Maribor, Kranj, Ptuj, Celje 
Area: 20,273 sq. kms. 
Climate: Mediterranean on coast, continental inland 
Population: more than two million 
Ethnicity: Slovenes 83.06%, Croats 1.81%, Serbs 1.98%, Bosnians 1.10%, Hungarians 0.32%, Albanians 0.31%, Macedonians 0.20%, Roma 0.17%, Montenegrins 0.14%, Italians 0.11% (2002 census) 
Religion: Majority Roman Catholics 
Language: Slovene 
Time Zone: GMT +1 hr

Political structure: Slovenia is bicameral parliamentary democracy. National Assembly has 90 deputies elected for a term of four years. The last elections for the National Assembly were held in June 2018.  Its current President (Speaker) is Mr. Dejan Židan. The National Council has 40 elected representatives with a five-year term.  Its present Chairman is Mr. Alojz Kovšca. The President of Slovenia is elected for five years for a maximum of two terms. The current President Mr. Borut Pahor was elected for a second term on 12 November 2017.  


On September 13, 2018, the Parliament endorsed PM Marjan šarec’s Cabinet. PM šarec heads a coalition of Marjan šarec List (LMš), Social Democrats (SD), Modern Centre Party (SMC), Alenka Bratušek Party (SAB) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS). The main Cabinet Members are:

Prime Minister    -  Mr. Marjan šarec

Finance Minister -  Mr. Andrej Bertoncelj

Defence Minister -  Mr. Karl Erjavec

Minister of Education, Science and Sports - Mr. Jernej Pikalo

Minister of Infrastructure - Ms. Alenka Bratušek 

Foreign Minister -  Dr. Miro Cerar 

Interior Minister -  Mr. Boštjan Poklukar

Membership of International and Regional Bodies: Slovenia is a member of UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, IMF, WTO, NATO, OECD and EU.  Slovenia is a member of Schengen Group of countries. 


Economic Indicators

Currency: Euro (since January 2007)

GDP Growth Rate: 2.7% (2015), 2.5% (2016), 5.0% (2017) 

GDP (current prices): 38.55 bn (2015), 39.76 bn (2016), 43.28 bn (2017)

GDP per capita: 18,635 (2015), 19,262 (2016), 20,951 (2017)

Inflation: -0.5% (2015), -0.1% (2016), 1.4% (2017)

Unemployment: 12.30% (2015), 10.8% (2016), 9% (2017)

Global Exports: 23.94 bn (2015), 24.97 bn (2016), 28.26 bn (2017)

Global Imports: 23.30 bn (2015), 24.11 bn (2016), 27.60 bn (2017)

Principal exports: Motor cars and parts & accessories, pharmaceuticals, steel and steel products, Turbines, Home appliances, machinery and mechanical appliances, iron and steel, aluminum, organic chemicals. (Major destination of exports: Germany, Italy, Croatia, Austria, France, Poland, Serbia, Russia)

Principal imports: Petroleum oils, motor vehicles for transport of persons, parts and accessories of the motor vehicles, electric machinery and mechanical appliances, medicaments, petroleum gas and other hydrocarbon, iron and steel, aluminum, furniture (Major sources of imports: Germany, Italy, Austria, Croatia, France, Hungary, Netherlands, China, Poland and Czech Republic)

Bilateral Trade 





Exports to India




Imports from India









Balance in India’s Favor




*Statistical Office of Republic of Slovenia


Investment between India & Slovenia year-wise in Euro mn.





India’s investment  in Slovenia




Slovenia’s investment  in India




*Bank of Slovenia

Indian Community

There is a very small Indian community of about 150, comprising mainly of students and PIOs.


September 2018