After six years of contraction, Croatia’s economy has returned to a growth pattern. The turnaround has been backed by rising external demand and a mild recovery in household consumption and investments. GDP growth is expected to firm up over the years to come, fuelled primarily by EU-funded investments. Fiscal consolidation and deleveraging on the part of enterprises are the major obstacles to sustainable growth.
|Main Economic Indicators||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018|
|Population, 1000 persons.||4254||4236||4220||.||.||.|
|GDP, real change in %||-1.1||-0.4||1.5||1.2||1.6||.|
|GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)||15800||16100||.||.||.||.|
|Gross industrial production, real change in %||-1.8||1.2||2.7||.||.||.|
|Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average||17.3||17.3||16.5||16.5||16.0||.|
|Average gross monthly wages, EUR||1048||1042||1058||.||.||.|
|Consumer prices, % p.a.||2.3||0.2||-0.3||0.5||1.0||.|
|Fiscal balance in % of GDP||-5.4||-5.6||-4.9||.||.||.|
|Public debt in % of GDP||80.8||85.1||89.2||.||.||.|
|Current account in % of GDP||1.0||0.8||4.6||0.5||0.3||.|
|FDI inflow, EUR mn||710||2896||1000||.||.||.|
|Gross external debt in % of GDP||105.6||108.4||107.1||.||.||.|
Basic data are continuously updated.
* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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CROATIA: Mild recovery
in: Mixed Prospects: Consumption Leads Fragile Recovery in the CESEE Core – CIS Stumbles
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