[PS01]
Estimated damage caused by natural disasters
Assessments published: [ 2009 2007 ]
The indicator shows the estimation of damage caused by natural disasters that are made by the competent national commission or municipal commissions through direct inspection of means and goods in private and other ownership that were affected by any form of natural disaster related damage. The analysis of the data collected covers the causes of natural disasters and the percentage of estimated damage in relation to Slovenia’s annual GDP.
Image PS1-1: The structure of estimated damage by type of natural disasters in Slovenia during the period 1994-2005

Source: SI-STAT, July 2007, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia


Image PS1-2: The structure of estimated damage by reason of natural disasters in Slovenia

Source: SI-STAT, July 2007, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia


The fundamental target is protection from natural disasters and mitigation of their consequences.

Since natural disasters are unpredictable, the scope of damage varies from year to year.

In 2003, a systemic law was adopted on repairing the damage caused by natural disasters. In the light of the adopted law and other regulations it is possible to predict a gradual decrease in expenditure. Special emphasis shall be given to the drawing up of maps of areas potentially endangered by natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, droughts, and landslides). The aim of their use will be the protection from direct or indirect threats of natural disasters and the provision of measures required to prevent and mitigate the consequences thereof. The maps will also serve the purposes of spatial planning and the protection from impending threats. The steps thus taken will contribute to the reduction both in the scope of damage and the amount of expenditure arising from natural disasters.

Data published in publications of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia have been used.

Individual reports are covered by Statistical Yearbooks of the Republic of Slovenia and Statistical Information in the Environment section under the heading Estimated Damage caused by Natural Disasters. The data relate to estimated damage caused by natural disasters, by type of means and ownership, by type of activity and by statistical regions of Slovenia.

Survey Results – a foundation periodical created by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia – provides an overall and comprehensive presentation of the data on estimated damage caused by natural disasters in Slovenia since 1991.

Last update of indicator: 8 August 2007.

Apology: Texts in English haven't been updated yet.

Jurij Rupnik, Urška Kušar, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia