PESTLE Insights: Croatia – Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 24.2% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (20.4%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (17.9%). According to MarketLine estimates, the three sectors (nominal terms) are expected to grow by 5.1%, 3.5% and 4.3% respectively in 2019

The overall CROBEX exhibits an upward trend over last year. As of May 28, 2019, CROBEX stood at 1,869.4, compared to 1,855.6 on May 28, 2018

Jadranska Hrvatska and Kontinentalna Hrvatska are the major regions of Croatia. Kontinentalna Hrvatska accounts for 67.9% of the total GDP and 66.6% of the total population of Croatia in 2017

The Netherlands had the largest stock of FDI in Croatia, as of 2018


– As per the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Croatia has improved over the last two years with a jump in rank from 51st in 2016 to 49th out of 160 countries in 2018

Reasons to buy

- Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

- PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

- Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

- This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Companies mentioned


Optima Telekom


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Croatia’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to East Europe and the World

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: CROBEX Index

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 6: FDI Assets and Liabilities Flow(2010-2018) and FDI Trend by Industry (2015-2018)

Exhibit 7: Share Of FDI Stock by Country (2018) And FDI Liabilities Flow by Country (2015-2018)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2018)

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2015-2018

Exhibit 14: Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils and Products of their Distillation, % of World Total, 2018

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (May 2014-May 2019)

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1990,2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1990,2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2018

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population, 2018

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2017)

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Croatia 2019

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2018

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)


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