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Economic growth held back by rising energy prices (June 2022)

The Slovak economy will grow by 1.9 per cent in 2022. The Russian invasion of Ukraine slows down the economic growth of our trade partners and has resulted in a significant rise in energy prices. High inflation decreases real wages and will limit household consumption both this year and in 2023. The labour market remains resilient and is supported by the employment of Ukrainian refugees. While we expect inflation to hinder economic growth over the course of next year as well, the pro-family stimulus package will lower the impact of higher prices on real household income and GDP will increase by 2.6 per cent.