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FDI in Slovakia more than Sk61 bln in 2006

The influx of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Slovakia amounted to Sk61.152
billion last year, according to updated data, which is 2.5 times more than in 2005.

The corporate sector contributed to last year's increase with Sk61.608 billion. In contrast, the banking sector reported a decline in investment volume of Sk456 million, according to information from the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) that was released by the Statistics Office.

Italy was the most significant investor in Slovakia in 2006, with Sk31.727 billion, thanks to Enel, followed by Austria, which invested Sk8.944 billion. The Republic of Korea came third, followed by Germany, Cyprus and the Czech Republic.

By region, the most FDI was invested in the Bratislava Region. The Žilina Region was second, followed by the Trenčín, Trnava, Košice, Nitra, and Banská Bystrica Regions. The Prešov Region received the least FDI.

The volume of FDI in Slovakia amounted to Sk483.567 billion on a cumulative basis at the end of last year.

The most important investor in Slovakia is the Netherlands with Sk92.356 billion, followed by Germany with Sk86.43 billion, and Austria with Sk71.612 billion. The outflow of FDI from Slovakia totalled Sk9.616 billion. Most of that amount, Sk7.139 billion, was directed at Luxembourg, followed by the Czech Republic, and Russia. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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