In its recent forecast, the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) predicts the gross domestic product will contract by 8.2 percent this year, which is much better than its previous expectation of a 10.3-percent fall.
On the other hand, it worsened the growth prediction for 2021, decreasing it from 8.4 percent to the current 5.4 percent, and for 2022 by 0.3 percentage points to 4.2 percent.
The GDP growth could return to its pre-crisis levels in mid-2022, the SITA newswire reported.
Negative risks prevail
The gradual restart of companies and shops after the spring decline results in an excepted growth trajectory. However, unlike the June prediction, the restoration in the coming months is expected to be slower.
30. Sep 2020 at 17:43 | Compiled by Spectator staff