According to the Statistics Service, last year the Slovenian industrial enterprises sold goods and services worth about 23.81 billion euros, which is 11.7% more than in 2016. This is the highest rate for the last 10 years. The majority of enterprises reached and exceeded pre-crisis levels in terms of sales.
The highest revenue growth was recorded in the production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers (29%), while the largest revenue decline was evidenced in the clothing sales sector (almost 11%).
Over the last 5 years, the most significant increase has been reported in the income of producers of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (15%), electrical equipment (12%), and the least income received during the reporting period has been achieved by the producers of other vehicles and vessels (less than 1%).
Over the past decade, the revenues from the repair and installation of equipment and apparatuses, as well as in the production of other vehicles and vessels, the production of rubber and plastic products has grown most significantly. The biggest decline in revenues is evidenced in the furniture production and textile industry.
More than 76% of revenues from sales of industrial goods and services were received in foreign markets. This indicator has been growing in recent years. The most export-oriented industry in 2016–2017 were the production of other vehicles and vessels (95% of revenues in foreign markets) and the production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers (94% of revenues in foreign markets).
Last year, mainly in the domestic market, the largest share of revenue was received from beverage producers (almost 78%), food producers (over 72%), as well as printing and digital printing services (61%).
Following the results of 2017, the most successful region of the country in the sphere of manufacturing industry was Southeast Slovenia. This happens for the first time since the beginning of the statistical data publication. This region produced almost 19% of all revenues from sales of industrial goods and services in the country. It is followed by the Central Region (more than 18%) and the Savinjska Region (more than 14%). The lowest revenue figures for sales of industrial goods and services are in the regions of Zasavje (slightly more than 1%) and Obalno Kraška (2%).