Talks with Slovenian Minister of Economy Zerjav: New trading opportunities, particularly in energy and environmental technology, tourism and infrastructure
Vienna (TP / OTS) - Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner on
Tuesday at a meeting with his Slovenian counterpart
Radovan Zerjav the current economic situation, the measures for
Crisis management and new trade opportunities discussed. "We have
thriving economic relationships that we currently despite the
want to improve economic development more difficult, "said
Mitterlehner at a joint press conference with Zerjav in
Following the talks at the Hotel Sacher. "The measures
Slovenia's going in the right direction, especially since the
Framework for international investors continued to improve
are. Austrian companies can benefit of it straight, "
Have since the economic downturn in the economic crisis of 2009
, Austrian exports to Slovenia gradually
increased. In the previous year there was an increase of 3.2 percent to 2.3
Billion euros. With this value, Slovenia lies at 13 Site in the
domestic export ranking. Thus, our neighboring country ranks before
major emerging markets such as Brazil, India, Turkey and
Japan. "Converted to the population of Slovenia is a
Per capita import of 1, 100 euros even the most important Austrian
Export partners worldwide to Liechtenstein and the Vatican, "said
Mitterlehner. Conversely, Austria has the year of goods alone
Imported value of 1.6 billion euros. The bilateral
Trade volume has risen to around four billion euros.
Austria is already by far the largest investor in
Slovenia. Domestic companies have around 700 branches,
Ranging from manufacturing and distribution centers to
to bank branches, supermarkets, hardware stores and gas station networks. According to
the latest information the Bank of Slovenia was the
Total investment portfolio of the Austrian company at the end
2011 to 5.8 billion euros. This corresponds to a share of 50
Percent of all foreign direct investment in Slovenia. To
Comparison, the second most important international investor with a
Eight percent of the Switzerland.
Take advantage of new trade opportunities
In addition to the traditional exports, which in areas such as
Machinery and transport equipment, metal products, iron and steel, concentrate,
looks Mitterlehner especially in the energy and environmental technology,
the development of infrastructure and tourism new trading opportunities. "There
meets the great know-how and investment power of our company
to a growing demand in Slovenia. Interested companies
We assist in the internationalization initiative with
Funding and counseling, "said Mitterlehner., For example
There are several recycling facilities and
Air pollution control projects in planning or tender. Native
Expertise is also in energy-efficient design (passive and
Low energy buildings) and renewable energy sources in demand.
In addition, Slovenia is one of the few countries where
Skiing is a true national sport. The necessary for
Infrastructure is continuously upgraded and expanded. In
Framework of the internationalization drive, the Foreign Trade Center
Laibach therefore a focus on "Alpine Resort" is set.
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