Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 15 June 2020

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Three coronavirus infections confirmed yesterday, no deaths

LJUBLJANA - Three new coronavirus cases were confirmed in 767 tests carried out in Slovenia on Saturday, bringing the total to 1,495. There were no new Covid-19 deaths yesterday, leaving the death toll at 109, show the latest government data. Two cases were confirmed in Nova Gorica (W) and one in Jesenice (SW). Six people remain in hospital, none of them requiring intensive care. In total, there are a total of 22 active cases at the moment, according to Covid-19 Sledilnik, a data tracker.

Gas producer Messer back to solid profit last year

RUŠE - The Slovenian branch of the German industrial gas producer Messer last year generated EUR 24.6 million in revenue, which is 4% more than in 2018, while posting net profit of almost EUR 1.7 million, which compares to a minimum profit in the year before. The management of the company based in Ruše, east of Maribor, says in the annual report that 2019 was a very dynamic year, focusing on its first oxygen plant in Škofja Loka, which was launched in mid-2018, and investments in gas supply. With its 100 employees, the company generated as much as 98% of total revenue on the Slovenian market.

Dewesoft expects results on par with last year's due to pandemic

TRBOVLJE - Dewesoft, a measuring instruments maker, expects its business results to remain level with last year because its sales are expected to take a hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. While its production was undisturbed during the pandemic, the company's sales representatives were unable to travel. The company expects its revenue to stay at EUR 26 million and profit at EUR 8 million. In late may, the company saw a 34% increase in production compared to the beginning of the year, while purchases increased by 30%.

Slovenian food self-sufficiency low

LJUBLJANA - Official statistics show that Slovenia will have to do something about its food production. The rate of self-sufficiency for fruit was at a mere 30% last year, which is however also attributed to bad weather. Self-sufficiency in cereals and meat was meanwhile up. Total domestic production of fruit was below 90,000 tonnes, which is almost 50% less than in 2018, while consumption stood at 300,000 tonnes, while also being down somewhat. The self-sufficiency rate for other plant-based foods were also low, with preliminary data showing that they reached 44% for vegetables and 45% for potato.

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