Source
Central bank

Croatian National Bank

International Reserves

USD 14.2 billion (2016)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 51.5 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 98.3 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
4.8% 5.2% 2.1% -7.4% -1.7% -0.3% -2.2%
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*    
-1.1% -0.4% 1.7% 1.9% 2.1%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 12,292.6 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 23,471.0 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
N/A N/A 0.11% 0.10% 0.08%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 4.2% 
  • industry: 26.6% 
  • services: 69.2%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
2.2% -0.2% -0.5% -1.0% 0.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
17.0% 17.1% 16.9% 16.4% 15.9%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
82.2% 86.5% 86.7% 86.8% 86.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
-5.3% -5.5% -3.2% -2.8% -2.6%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB

Moody's: Ba2

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated as of January 24th 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD 1.1 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

2.2% (2017 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP (Exports of goods and services)

49.4% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.08% (2015)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.3% (2015)

Total exports

USD 12.4 billion (2016 estimate)

Export commodities

Transport equipment, machinery, textiles, chemicals, foodstuffs, fuels

Total imports

USD 20.0 billion (2016 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

Machinery, transport and electrical equipment; chemicals, fuels and lubricants; foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

Italy 13.4%, Slovenia 12.5%, Germany 11.4%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.9%, Austria 6.6%, Serbia 4.9% (2015)

Imports - major partners

Germany 15.5%, Italy 13.1%, Slovenia 10.7%, Austria 9.2%, Hungary 7.8% (2015)

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 922 million USD 3,678 million USD 174 million
FDI outflows
2013 2014 2015
USD -169 million USD 1,935 million USD 13 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
N/A USD 5.4 million USD 233.6 million N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014

N/A

Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015

N/A

Best countries for doing business

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 43 out of 190 countries (2016)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 95 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 7 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 62 out of 190 countries

Getting credit: 75 out of 190 countries

Protecting investors: 27 out of 190 countries

Trading across border: 1 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 49 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 128 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 68 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 54 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

74 out of 138 countries

(2016-2017)

Index of Economic Freedom

Ranking: 103 / Score: 59.13 (Mostly unfree) (2017)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed)

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

56,594 sq km

Capital

Zagreb 

Currency

kuna (HRK) 

Government type

parliamentary democracy

Languages

Croatian (official) 95.6%, Serbian 1.2%, other 3% (including Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Albanian), unspecified 0.2% (2011 est.)

Religions

Roman Catholic 86.3%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.5%, not religious or atheist 3.8% (2011 est.)

Total population
1990 200 2010 2014* 2019**
N/A 4.381 million 4.29 million 4.281 million 4.281 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
30.2% 50% 56% 58%
Population median age

42.1 years (2014 estimate)

Population growth rate

-0.12% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

76.41 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

98.9% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

0% (2008)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

33.6 (2008)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 1
Civil Liberties: 2 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 36.8%   Mobile 114.5%
(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

 

Internet users as % of total population

66.75% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Zagreb: 120th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

4.7 (2010)

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