Ministry of Economy (Serbia)

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Ministry of Economy
Министарство привреде
Ministarstvo privrede
Ministry overview
Formed3 March 2004; 15 years ago (2004-03-03)
Preceding Ministry
JurisdictionGovernment of Serbia
HeadquartersKneza Miloša street 20, Belgrade, Serbia
44°48′25.5″N 20°27′40.8″E / 44.807083°N 20.461333°E / 44.807083; 20.461333Coordinates: 44°48′25.5″N 20°27′40.8″E / 44.807083°N 20.461333°E / 44.807083; 20.461333
Employees207 (2017)[1]
Annual budget$402.00 million (2018, planned)[2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
  • Dragan Stevanović
  • Milun Trivunac
  • Dragan Grgurević
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The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Министарство привреде, romanizedMinistarstvo privrede) is the ministry in the Government of Serbia which is in the charge of economy. The current minister is Goran Knežević, in office since 11 August 2016.


The Ministry of Economy was established on 3 March 2004 after the dissolution of the Ministry of Privatization and Economic Reconstruction which existed from 1991 to 2004.

The Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations which existed from 1991 to 2007, merged into the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development in 2007.

Over the years, it has changed many secondary areas of its jurisdiction. Regional development was added in 2007, and later the Ministry of National Investment Plan merged into the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development in 2011.

The Ministry of Economy was reunified from 2012 to 2013 with the Ministry of Finance under Mlađan Dinkić. At the same time, Regional Development was joined with the Local-Self Government into unified ministry (later Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government).

In 2013, Ministry of Economy was once again split from Finance under Saša Radulović.


There are several sectors operating within the Ministry:

  • Sector for economic development
  • Item list with tags
  • Sector for development of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship
  • Sector for quality infrastructure
  • Sector for international cooperation and European integration
  • Sector for privatization and bankruptcy
  • Sector for control, supervision and administrative affairs in the field of public enterprises and business registers
  • Sector for investments in infrastructure projects

Subordinate institutions[edit]

There are several agencies and institutions that operate within the scope of the Ministry:

  • Directorate for Measures and Precious Metals
  • Agency for Business Registers
  • Development Agency of Serbia
  • Accreditation body of Serbia
  • Institute for Standardization of Serbia
  • Agency for licensing of bankruptcy administrators
  • Insurance and Financing Agency of Serbia
  • Agency for the conduct of disputes in the privatization process
  • Development Fund

List of ministers[edit]

Political Party:   DSS   G17 Plus / URS   n-p   SNS

Party Term of Office Prime Minister
Minister of Economy
Dragan Maršićanin
DSS 3 March 2004 10 May 2004 Koštunica (I)
Zora Simović
Acting Minister
DSS 10 May 2004 19 October 2004
Predrag Bubalo
DSS 19 October 2004 15 May 2007
Minister of Economy and Regional Development
Mlađan Dinkić
G17 Plus 15 May 2007 21 February 2011 Koštunica (II)
Cvetković (I)
Jasna Matić
Acting Minister
G17 Plus 21 February 2011 14 March 2011 Cvetković (I)
Nebojša Ćirić
G17 Plus 14 March 2011 27 July 2012
Minister of Finance and Economy
Mlađan Dinkić
G17 Plus / URS 27 July 2012 2 September 2013 Dačić (I)
Minister of Economy
Saša Radulović
n-p 2 September 2013 24 January 2014 Dačić (I)
Igor Mirović
Acting Minister
SNS 24 January 2014 27 April 2014
Dušan Vujović
Acting Minister from 4 August 2014
n-p 27 April 2014 3 September 2014 Vučić (I)
Željko Sertić
SNS 3 September 2014 11 August 2016
Goran Knežević
SNS 11 August 2016 Present Vučić (II)
Brnabić (I)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Година LXXIII – број 61". (in Serbian). Službeni glasnik RS. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ "ZAKON O BUDŽETU REPUBLIKE SRBIJE ZA 2018. GODINU". (in Serbian). Službeni glasnik RS. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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