Izjava guvernerja po monetarni seji Sveta ECB s komentarjem aktualnih razmer © Banka Slovenije

Governor’s statement following the ECB’s monetary policy meeting, with commentary on the current situation

04/12/2024 / Press release

The latest data shows economic activity continuing to stagnate in the euro area in the first quarter of this year, while inflation is continuing to gradually fall. Because the key ECB interest rates are currently at levels that are making a substantial contribution to reducing inflation to its 2% target rate, the Governing Council has decided to leave the rates unchanged. Our next steps will continue to be decided on a meeting-by-meeting approach.

Ekonomski odnosi Slovenije s tujino, februar 2024 © Banka Slovenije

Report on External Statistics, February 2024

04/12/2024 / Publications

In the first two months of 2024, the current account of the balance of payments showed a surplus in the amount EUR 0.5 billion, an improvement of EUR 0.2 billion compared to the surplus in the same period 2023. The bulk of the surplus (EUR 0.5 billion) was generated by trade in services, which maintained a similar level as in the same period in 2023. However, due to year-on-year lower imports, the trade in goods balance improved by 0.2 billion in the first two months of 2024 and thus had the largest impact on the improvement of the current account balance.

V prvem četrtletju nadaljevanje zmerne gospodarske rasti; zniževanje inflacije se je začasno prekinilo © Banka Slovenije

Moderate economic growth continues in first quarter; fall in inflation comes to temporary halt

04/04/2024 / Press release

Current indicators point to stagnation in economic activity in the euro area in the first quarter of this year, while inflation is gradually slowing. The economic situation in Slovenia remained relatively favourable during this period, although the fall in inflation came to a temporary halt. The labour market remained robust, with a low unemployment rate and high wage growth.

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ECB INTEREST RATES

Date: 09/20/2023

Main refinancing operations: 4.50

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES

Date: 04/15/2024

EUR/USD 1.0656
EUR/CHF 0.9725

INFLATION RATE – HICP (annual percentage changes)

Date: 03/31/2024

  • 9.3%was the average headline inflation in 2022, as measured by HICP.

  • €8.5 billionwas excess liquidity of the Slovenian banking system at the end of 2022.

  • 1.1%was NPE ratio in the banking system at the end of 2022.

  • €14.7 billion net total of cash issued into circulation by the end of 2022 by Banka Slovenije since the adoption of the euro.

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