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Slovak Republic:

 
     
 

1.     Overview:

a.      Total Area: 49,035 sq km

b.      Total Population: 5,483,088 (July 2012 est.)

                                              i.      Agricultural Population – 3.5%

                                              ii.      Total labour force – 2.713 million (2011 est.)

c.       GDP: $126.9 billion (2011 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 3.3% (2011 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $23,300 (2011 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                 i.      agriculture: 3.8%

                                                 ii.      industry: 35.5%

                                                 iii.      services: 60.7% (2011 est.)

g.      Investment (gross fixed): 22.4% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 13.2% (2011 est.)

i.        People under poverty line 21% (2002)

j.        Industries: metal and metal products; food and beverages; electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel; chemicals and manmade fibers; machinery; paper and printing; earthenware and ceramics; transport vehicles; textiles; electrical and optical apparatus; rubber products

k.      Industrial production growth rate: 6.9% (2011 est.)

2.  Trade:

a.      Total Exports: $78.5 billion (2011 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: machinery and electrical equipment 35.9%, vehicles 21%, base metals 11.3%, chemicals and minerals 8.1%, plastics 4.9% (2009 est.)

c.       Export partners: Germany 21.4%, Czech Republic 15.1%, Poland 7.9%, Hungary 7.8%, Austria 7.5%, France 6.7%, Italy 5.2% (2011)

d.      Total Import: $75.1 billion (2011 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: machinery and transport equipment 31%, mineral products 13%, vehicles 12%, base metals 9%, chemicals 8%, plastics 6% (2009 est.)

f.        Import partners: Germany 19.3%, Czech Republic 18.5%, Russia 11.4%, Hungary 7%, Poland 5.5%, Austria 4.6%, Italy 4.1%, China 4% (2009 est.)

g.      CO2 emissions (Mt): 6.9

 

3.  Climate, Land & Agriculture:

 

a.       Climate: temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 19300 sq.km.

c.       Land Use:

                                          i.      Arable land: 29.23%

                                          ii.      Permanent crops: 2.67%

                                          iii.      Irrigated land: 1,660 sq km

                                          iv.      Other: 68.1%

d.      Major Agricultural commodities: grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, cattle, poultry; forest products

 

4. Major agricultural/industrial activity where jute can be used:

   food and beverages; paper and printing; textiles; automotive industries,

 

5. Environmental information & data:

 

Environment Current Issue: air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks; acid rain damaging forests

 

6.  Jute Statistics:

 

Import quantity of Jute and Bast fibre by Slovakia in recent years

Year

Quantity (Tonnes)

2010

517

2009

526

2008

581

2007

409

 

7.     Any special information which is related to jute:

8.     Import quantity of flax fibre and tow by Slovakia in recent years

Year

Quantity (Tonnes)

2010

764

2009

482

2008

49

2007

448

 

Export quantity of tea and coffee green by Slovakia in recent years

Commodity

2010/(Tonnes)

2009/(Tonnes)

Tea

140

989

Coffee Green

609

184

 

1. Associate Members: N/A

 

2.     Flax Traders:

Company Name:  HTF Green line s.r.o.

Business Owner:  Slovakia

Contact Person: Mr. Marian Kuzma

Zip Code: 96001

Website: http://www.gmdu.net/corp-57207.html

Address: A. Hlinku 43, Zvolen, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Telephone: 421-45-5369419

Fax: 421-45-5369419

 

 

3.  Govt. Department/Ministry may deal with jute:

 

Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Agriculture (www.mpsr.sk/)

 

4.  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

Slovakia is one of the present member countries of IJSG from the European Union

 

Sources:

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/slovakia/agricultural-irrigated-land-percent-of-total-agricultural-land-wb-data.html

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.ATM.CO2E.PC

http://www.gmdu.net/corp-57207.html

http://www.slovensko.com/web/gov.htm

http://www.oecd.org/slovakia/governmentoftheslovakrepublicusefullinks.htm

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

  http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

 

 
     
     

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