2004 OECD Economic Surveys: Slovak Republic 2004

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This 2004 edition of OECD's periodic review of the Slovak economy includes special features on rationalising public spending, and structural reforms for enterprise and job creation.

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Assessment and Recommendations

The Slovak economy is on a high growth path driven by growing foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, attracted by a favourable operating environment in a country soon to be integrated in the EU. It is striking in that connection that, with labour costs remaining the second lowest in OECD, Slovakia is set to become the top OECD manufacturer of cars per capita next year. Real GDP is growing at around a 4 per cent annual rate, exports are expanding steadily and private domestic demand is robust. The current account deficit has returned to a more easily sustainable level...

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