The economy will grow by 2.9% in 2019, an improvement the last year, mainly due to the strengthening of domestic demand (both consumption and investment). Assuming a deterioration of the external environment, domestic demand should remain the main driver of growth in 2020-21. The goal of adopting the euro will be an incentive to continue fiscal consolidation.

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Main Economic Indicators201620172018201920202021
Population, 1000 persons4172413040914050..
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)178001860019500...
Gross industrial production, real change in %5.31.4-1.01.0..
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average13.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR1029107911391180..
Consumer prices, % p.a.-
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-
Public debt in % of GDP81.078.074.771.3..
Current account in % of GDP2.
FDI inflow, EUR mn356462995600..
Gross external debt in % of GDP95.989.082.781.0..

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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CROATIA: Aiming at euro accession

Hermine Vidovic
in: Braced for Fallout from Global Slowdown
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2019, November 2019 , pp. 56-59
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Monthly Report No. 6/2019

Vasily Astrov, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter, Hermine Vidovic and Goran Vuksic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 6, June 2019
27 pages including 24 Tables and 1 Figure