Vol. 8 No. 4/2 (2015)

The Current Issues of Agricultural Land Market in Slovakia

Published August 21, 2020
Anna Bandlerová
Pavol Schwarcz
Jarmila Lazíková
Katarína Dirgasová
Loreta Schwarczová
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Bandlerová, A., Schwarcz, P., Lazíková, J., Dirgasová, K., & Schwarczová, L. (2020). The Current Issues of Agricultural Land Market in Slovakia. Economica, 8(4/2), 71–78. https://doi.org/10.47282/ECONOMICA/2015/8/4/2/4589

This paper reports on the findings of the study related to the agricultural land purchases in the Slovak Republic from June 1, 2014 till September 30, 2015. The situation is analysed according to the new legislation for the period after the expiration of the moratorium on the purchase of agricultural land by foreigners. We focus on the agricultural land supply and land prices in particular Slovak regions related to the land which has been offered for sale via the Register of Publication of Offers of the Agricultural Land at the web side of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Our results show that new legal regulation Act no. 140/2014 Coll. on acquisition of ownership right to agricultural land directly favours certain groups interested in purchasing of land, and limits not only foreigners but also domestic persons interested in purchasing of agricultural land. The land supply prices are higher than the administrative ones in all Slovak regions.