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Report Shows But Slight Increase in FDI in 2012

Ljubljana, 08 October (STA) - The volume of Slovenian investment abroad contracted last year, while foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country slightly increased, shows a report reviewed by the governing board of the Slovenian central bank on Tuesday.

FDI in Slovenia amounted to EUR 11.724bn at the end of last year. The figure is only slightly higher than the year before, while the structure of FDI did not much change in the past five years, according to a release from Banka Slovenije.

Major FDI in Slovenia come from the EU (Austria, Italy, Germany and France) and Switzerland. These countries have primarily invested in financial services, except for insurance and pension funds.

The volume of Slovenia's direct investment abroad meanwhile decreased last year to EUR 5.599bn. The bulk of Slovenian investments are in Croatia and Serbia and only 13% in EU countries.

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