Automotive Industry in Slovenia and its Achievements
Automotive industry in Slovenia is represented only by one plant Revoz (Novo-Mesto), but the share of the actively employed population in the production of cars in the country exceeds the average European level. According to this indicator, Slovenia occupies the 8th place in the EU, while the leaders are the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. In 2016, 133,700 new passenger cars were manufactured in Slovenia. In terms of the number of “iron horses” produced per worker, Slovenia ranks 5th in the EU, second only to Spain, Slovakia, Belgium and Finland.
- In 2016, the world produced 96.1 million vehicles.
- The share of the EU countries was 19.2 million vehicles (20% of the world production).
- The EU automotive industry employs 13 million people.
- In 2016, more than 133,000 new passenger cars were manufactured in Slovenia.
The automotive industry in the EU directly and indirectly affects the growth of the economy and the level of employment among population. It employs more than 12.6 million EU residents, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).
In 2016, the majority of cars were produced in Germany (5.5 million), Spain (2.2 million), Great Britain (1.7 million), France (1.5 million), and the Czech Republic (1.3 million). Over 86% of all vehicles manufactured in the EU are passenger cars.
Currently there are 230 factories producing or assembling new cars and engines in the EU countries. In Germany there are 43 such plants, in the United Kingdom—34, in France—33, in Italy—26. Sixteen automobile plants work in Poland, in the Czech Republic—8, in Hungary—5, and in Slovakia—4. In Slovenia, there is only one car factory in Novo-Mesto, where the production of Renault Clio, Renault Twingo and Smart Forfour cars has been already launched.