Croatian businesses have integrated information and communication technologies in their activities to a high degree, 90% of them use computers and have access to the Internet, and 71% have their own web-sites, shows a survey by the national statistical office on ICT implementation in 2015.
The online survey questionnaire was sent to 4,500 companies and 2,231 responded.
As many as 87% of the companies polled use some kind of broadband Internet, which is 6% less than in 2014 owing to a rise in the availability and use of mobile telephones resulting in a 16% increase in the use of mobile access to the Internet. Thus, currently 80% of Croatian companies use the latter form of Internet access.
Broken down by type of business activity, 100% of companies whose main line of business is publishing and communications use computers and have access to the Internet. On the other hand, the lowest ranked are hotels, restaurants and transportation companies, with 84% Internet access.
Broken down by size, all big companies have access to the Internet, 98% of medium-sized companies have access to the Internet as do 88% of small businesses.
However, the volume of e-commerce is still low, and e-sales account for a mere 14% of all trade in goods and services.