Source
Central bank

Croatian National Bank

International Reserves

USD 20.0 billion (2018)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved October 2019

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 60.7 billion (2018, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 107.4 billion (2018, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
5.3% 2% -7.3% -1.5% -0.3% -2.3% -0.5%
2014 2015 2016 2017* 2018*    
-0.1% 2.4% 3.5% 2.9% 2.7%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 14,815.9 (2018, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 26,221.4 (2018, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2019*
N/A N/A 0.11% 0.10% 0.08%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 2.9% 
  • industry: 21.1% 
  • services: 58%

(2018 estimate)

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

N/A

 

Inflation
2015 2016 2017 2018* 2019*
-0.5% -1.1% 1.1% 1.5% 1%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2015 2016 2017 2018* 2019*
17.1% 15% 12.4% 9.9% 9%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2015 2016 2017 2018* 2019*
83.7% 80.5% 77.8% 74.6% 71.1%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2015 2016 2017 2018* 2019*
-3.2% -1% 0.8% 0.2% 0%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BBB-

Moody's: Ba2

Standard & Poor's / Moody's 

Market value of publicly traded shares
2016 2017 2018
USD 20.2 billion USD 22.8 billion USD 20.5 billion
Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD 1.5 billion (2018 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

2.5 % (2018 estimate)

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

51.2% (2018)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.09% (2018)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.29% (2018)

Total exports

USD 30.9 billion (2018 estimate)

Export commodities

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

Total imports

USD 30.7 billion (2018 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

Italy 13.4%, Germany 12.2%, Slovenia 10.6%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.8%, Austria 6.2%, Serbia 4.8% (2017)

Imports - major partners

Germany 15.7%, Italy 12.9%, Slovenia 10.7%, Hungary 7.5%, Austria 7.5% (2017)

FDI inflows
2016 2017 2018
USD 1,808 million USD 2,037 million USD 1,159 million
FDI outflows
2016 2017 2018
USD -338 million USD 687 million USD 354 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2015 2016 2017 2018
N/A USD 46 million N/A 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:

51 out of 190 countries

​Subcategories:
Starting a Business: 114 out of 190 countries
Dealing with Construction Permits: 150 out of 190 countries
Getting Electricity: 37 out of 190 countries
Registering Property: 38 out of 190 countries
Getting Credit: 104 out of 190 countries
Protecting Minority Investors: 37 out of 190 countries
Paying Taxes: 49 out of 190 countries
Trading across Borders: 1 out of 190 countries
Enforcing Contracts: 27 out of 190 countries
Resolving Insolvency: 63 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

63 out of 141 countries

(2019)

Index of Economic Freedom

Ranking: 86 / Score: 61.4 (Moderately free)

(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 2000 2010 2015 2020*
N/A 4.38 million 4.42 million 4.2 million 4.04 million

*Estimate

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2018
30.2% 47.3% 53.4 56.9%
Population median age

43.3 years 

Population growth rate

-0.51% (2018 estimate)

Life expectancy

76.3 years (2018 estimate)

Literacy

Total population: 99.3% 
Male: 99.7% 
Female: 98.9%
Definition: age 15 and over can read and write (2015 est.)

% of population living on less than $3.10 a day

1.2% (last available estimate, 2015)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

31.1 (last available estimate, 2015)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Free
Political Rights: 1
Civil Liberties: 2 (2019)
(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free rating)Fixed: 32.6% 

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed: 32.6%

Mobile: 105.6%

(2018)

(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

72.69 % (2018)

Mercer Cost of living index

Zagreb: 143rd (2019)

CO2 emissions

3.97 metric tons per capita (2014)

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