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Croatian airports and seaports handle more passengers and cargo in Dec.

The turnover of passengers at Croatian airports in December 2016 reached 240,000, which was by 11.2% higher than in December 2015, according to the figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS).

Consumption skyrockets 5.8 pct, highest increase since Sept 2007

Consumption in Croatia in December 2016 grew at a rate of 5.8% on the year, the highest growth rate since September 2007 and significantly higher than expected.

Number of people in work in Croatia in December down by 17,100

The number of people in work in Croatia fell by 17,100 or 1.2% from November to 1.360 million at the end of December 2016, falling for the fourth consecutive month, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

Croatia's registered unemployment rate rises to 14.8% in Dec 2016

The registered unemployment rate in Croatia rose to 14.8% in December 2016, increasing for the third month in a row, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Monday.

Croatia's industrial producer prices down for 43 straight months

Croatia's industrial producer prices fell by 2.9% in November 2016 compared with November 2015, continuing their annual decline for 43 consecutive months, according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Croatia's September unemployment rate unchanged at 13.1%

The registered unemployment rate in Croatia remained unchanged in September at 13.1% after declining for seven months in a row, according to initial data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Monday.

2015 general government deficit revised upward to 3.3% of GDP

Croatia's consolidated general government deficit in 2015 was HRK 11.03 billion, or 3.3% of GDP, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Friday.

Croatia's industrial output likely up for 19 months in row

The Croatian national statistical office (DZS) is expected to publish on Thursday data on industrial production for August, and analysts polled by Hina project a rise at a higher rate than in July when it was 1.2% year on year.

Croatia H1 average price of new flat per square metre EUR 1451

The average price of newly built flats in the first six months of this year was HRK 10,883 per square metre or HRK 697 less than in the corresponding period of 2015, show data from the national statistical office.

Unemployment rate down for seven straight months

Croatia's registered unemployment rate in August was 13.1%, the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) said on Friday, adding that August was the seventh consecutive month in which unemployment fell.

Croatian average take-home pay in July HRK 5,594

The average net salary in Croatian corporate entities for July was HRK 5,594, which is 1.6% less (HRK 92) in nominal terms compared to June, according to preliminary figures released by the national statistical office on Friday.

Croatia's Q2 construction output up 4%

The volume of construction work in Croatia, carried out by companies with 20 or more workers, increased by 4% in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the same period of 2015, while in the first half of the year it went up by 4.8%, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

Number of building permits issued in July up 16.6% y-o-y

A total of 555 building permits were issued in Croatia in July 2016, which was an increase of 16.6% compared with July 2015, according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Number of visits by foreign cruise ships in Jan-Jul 2016 up 2.9 pct

There were 395 visits by foreign cruise ships in the Croatian Adriatic in the first seven months of this year, which is an increase of 2.9% from the same period of last year, according to figures released by the national statistical bureau on Monday.

Croatia's exports up by 1.03%, imports by 1.34% in January-July 2016

Croatia's exports increased by 1.03% in the first seven months of 2016 compared with the same period of 2015, while at the same time imports went up by 1.34%, according to preliminary figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Friday.

Croatia's H1 exports up by 3.4%, imports by 4.1%

Croatia's exports increased by 3.4% in the first half of 2016, compared with the same period of 2015, to HRK 43.55 billion, while imports went up by 4.1% to HRK 71.9 billion, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Thursday.

Statistical office confirms 2.8% GDP growth in Q2

The national statistical office on Wednesday confirmed its preliminary estimate showing that GDP in Q2 this year grew 2.8% from Q2 2015.

Croatia's July industrial output up for 18 straight months

Croatia's industrial production increased by 1.2% in July 2016 compared with July 2015, growing for 18 straight months, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Friday.

Employment in Croatia up 1.1% in July

The number of people in paid employment in Croatia was 1.63 million at the end of July 2016, or 1.1% more than at the end of June, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Wednesday.

Croatia's economy gaining steam, up over 2% in Q2 - analysts

Croatia's economic growth in Q2 2016 is set to have risen above 2% on the back of growing consumption and investments and excellent results in the ongoing tourist season, according to estimates of eight analysts polled by Hina, whose projections range from 2.1% to 2.5%.

Number of building permits issued in Croatia up 31.4 pct y-o-y

According to the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS), 636 building permits were issued in June, which is an increase of 31.4% compared to June 2015.

Croatia's industrial producer prices down for 39 straight months

Industrial producer prices in Croatia fell by 5.5% in July 2016 compared with July 2015, which is the 39th consecutive month that they have decreased on the annual level, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Friday.

Consumption up for 22nd consecutive month

Retail trade in June 2016 grew by 2.8% on the year, which is the 22nd month in a row retail trade has increased, but at a slower-than-expected rate, the national statistical office (DSZ) said on Thursday, confirming its preliminary estimate.

Industrial turnover records monthly increase

Total industrial turnover in May 2016 increased 1.9% on the month and dropped 1.3% on the year, according to data from the national office for statistics (DZS).

Croatia's construction output in May up 3.3% y-o-y

The volume of construction work in Croatia in May 2016 increased by 1.3% over April 2016 and by 3.3% over May 2015, the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

Croatia's population declining

In 2015, the number of deceased residents in Croatia was by 16,702 higher than the number of newborns, and in addition, 17,945 more people emigrated than immigrated according to the figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS).

Croatia's unemployment rate down for fifth consecutive month

The registered unemployment rate in June 2016 fell to 13.6 percent from 14.4% in May, the national statistical office said on Friday.

Increase in passenger turnover at Croatian airports

The number of passengers for whom Croatian airports catered this May increased by 8% to 770,000 compared to May 2015, the Croatian national statistical office (DZS) has reported.

Croatian seaports record increases in passenger and goods traffic

Croatian seaports recorded increases in the number of passengers and the volume of goods turnover in May 2016, the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.  

DZS: Strong increase in number of building permits heralds sector recovery

A total of 697 building permits were issued in Croatia in May 2016, which was 36.1% more than in May 2015, according to the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).  

Croatia's retail sales in May up 3.9% y-o-y

Retail sales in Croatia increased by 3.9% in real terms and by 1.3% in nominal terms in May 2016 compared with May 2015, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Wednesday, confirming its initial estimate.

Croatia's industrial producer prices down for 38 straight months

Industrial producer prices in Croatia fell by 5.5% in June 2016 compared with June 2015, which is the 38th consecutive month that they have decreased on the annual level, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Croatia's exports and imports up by over 3% in January-May period

Croatian exports increased by 3.5% in the first five months of 2016 compared with the same period of 2015, while imports went up by 3.1%, according to preliminary figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Friday.

Exports in first four months up 2.4 pct, imports soar 3.9 pct

Croatia's commodity exports in the first four months of 2016 increased by 2.4% on the year, reaching HRK 27.8 billion, while imports rose by 3.9% to HRK 46.8 billion, according to revised figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS) on Thursday.

Consumption grows for 21st consecutive month

Retail trade in May 2016 grew by 3.9% on the year, which is the 21st month in a row retail trade has increased, at a higher-than-expected rate.

DZS: Average net monthly salary for April HRK 5,633

The average net monthly salary paid in Croatia for April 2016 was HRK 5,633 (EUR 750), which was 1.7% less in real terms than in March 2016 and 2.4% more than in April 2015, figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

Croatia's average net monthly salary for April down to HRK 5,633

The average net monthly salary in Croatia paid for April was HRK 5,633, which was a decrease of 1.5% in nominal terms in comparison with March, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Number of building permits issued growing

The State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Monday reported that 26.2% more building permits were issued in Croatia in April on the year.

Croatia posts steepest m-o-m decrease in industrial producer prices in April

In April 2016, Croatia recorded the steepest month-on-month decrease in industrial producer prices in the European Union, the EU's statistical office Eurostat said on Thursday.

Croatia's employment rate in April up 1.3% month on month

Figures from the National Employment Service (HZZ) show that 254,591 job seekers were registered with the HZZ at the end of April, or 7.9% less than the previous month.

Croatia's average net monthly salary for March up to HRK 5,722

The average net monthly salary in Croatia paid for March was HRK 5,722, which was an increase of 1.2% in nominal terms and of 0.5% in real terms in comparison with February, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

DZS: Croatia's GDP growth higher than EU average

Seasonally-adjusted data show that Croatia's GDP grew by 0.6% in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the fourth quarter of 2015 and by 2.3% compared with the first quarter of 2015.

Analysts say GDP growth good news but...

A higher growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) than expected is good news by all means, analysts have said, however, they warn that the continuation of political instability could negatively affect economic trends.

Economic growth up 2.7% in Q1

Croatia's economic growth in Q1 was up 2.7% compared to the same period last year, a faster growth than recorded in the quarter preceding it and higher than had been expected.

Croatia's unemployment rate in April drops to 15.9%

Croatia's unemployment rate dropped in April to 15.9%, which is 1.3 percentage points less than in March and 2.2 percentage points less on the year, indicates data released on Tuesday by the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Manufacturing prices in agriculture go down

The average manufacturing prices of agricultural products in the first quarter of 2016 were down 1.9 per cent on the year, the national statistical office (DZS) said Tuesday.

Croatia's industrial producer prices down for 36 straight months

Croatia's industrial producer prices fell by 6.2% in April 2016 compared with April 2015, the 36th month in a row that they had recorded a year-on-year decline, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show.

Croatia's Q1 exports rise 2.9%, imports up 1.8%

Croatia's exports of goods rose in the first quarter of 2016 by 2.95% compared to the corresponding period of 2015, and imports increased by 1.8%, according to first estimates provided by the office for national statistics (DZS).

Croatia's survey unemployment rate falls to 16.3% in 2015 from 17.3% in 2014

Croatia's survey unemployment rate was 16.3% last year, falling by one percentage point from 2014, according to the figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS).

Retail sales in March up 3.5%, less than expected

Retail sales in Croatia in March 2016, compared with March 2015, rose by 3.5% in  which was faster than the previous month but slower than economic analysts expected, figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Tuesday show.

Croatian travel agencies bring 2 mn foreign tourists in 2015

Croatian travel agencies brought nearly 2 million foreign tourists to Croatia in 2015, which was 4% more than in 2014, and they generated 13.3 million bed-nights, 3% more than in 2014, the latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show.

Number of employed people in Croatia in March down 0.2%

The total number of employed people in Croatia decreased in March 2016 by 0.2% to 1.334 million, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Friday.

Analyst pleasantly surprised by budget deficit level

The chief economist at Societe Generale Splitska Banka, Zdeslav Santic, on Thursday welcomed the latest statistics on Croatia's budget deficit and public debt as "a pleasant surprise".

Croatia's 2015 general government deficit at 3.2%, public debt at 86.7% of GDP

General government debt increased by 1.9% in 2015 compared with 2014, 2.5 times less than in 2014. This is the lowest debt growth rate since the introduction of the ESA 2010 methodology in the Excessive Deficit Procedure. the DZS says.

Croatia reports two-digit increases in tourist arrivals and bed nights in February

The two-digit increases were driven mostly by foreign tourists. Their number, compared with February 2015, increased by 24.3% to 116,100, and they spent 256,200 nights.

Croatian air and sea ports report more arrivals

In February this year Croatian airports saw an increase in landings and take-offs as well as in the number of passengers compared to February 2015, and sea ports also reported an increase in the number of ships and passengers.

Exports in Jan up 3.4 pct, imports soar 10 pct

Croatia's commodities exports, expressed in kunas, in January increased by 3.4 % on the year, while imports rose by 10%, according to revised preliminary figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS) on Thursday.

Croatian average take-home pay in Feb HRK 5,646

The average net salary in Croatian businesses for February was HRK 5,646, which is 1.7% more (HRK83) in nominal terms compared to the same month the year before, according to final figures released by the national statistical office on Friday.

Number of employed people in Croatia in February down 0.8%

The total number of employed people in Croatia decreased in February 2016 for the seventh month in a row, by 0.8% to HRK 1.3 million, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Thursday.

Industrial output up 4.4 pct, more than expected

Croatia's industrial production in February was up 4.4% from the same month of 2015, which is a slower increase than the month before but higher than anticipated.

Survey unemployment rate in Q4 2015 16.1%

Croatia's survey unemployment rate in Q4 2015 was 16.1%, which is 2.2 percentage points less than in the same quarter of 2014, when the rate stood at 18.3%, shows the latest labour force survey by the national statistical office (DZS).

Consumer prices in Feb down by record 1.4 pct

Croatia's consumer prices fell by a record 1.4% in February 2016 compared to February 2015, and this sharp decline was on the back of lower fuel prices, the national statistical office (DZS) stated on Thursday.

Retail sales in January up 2.9% y-o-y

Retail sales in Croatia in January 2016 increased by 1.6% in nominal terms and by 2.9% in real terms in comparison with January 2015, the 18th month in a row that retail sales have been increasing, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Monday.

Croatia's industrial producer prices down for 34 months in row

Croatia's industrial producer prices dropped by 5.4% in February year on year, which was an annual decrease for the 34th consecutive month, the Office for National Statistics (DZS) has reported.

Issuance of building permits decreases by 4% in 2014 y-o-y

During 2015, a total of 6,328 construction licenses were issued in Croatia, down by 4% or 261 licences compared to 2014, the Croatian Office for National Statistics (DZS) has reported.

Croatian average price per square metre of flat EUR 1406

The median price per square metre of a new flat in Croatia in 2015 was HRK 10,688, which was by 1.6% higher than in 2014,  the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) has reported.

Exports in 2015 soar 11 pct, imports up 7.7 pct

Croatia's commodities exports in 2015 reached 87.8 billion kuna or 11% more than in 2014, according to figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS) on Wednesday.

Industrial output in Jan soars 9.3%, highest jump since 2007

Industrial production in Croatia in January increased by 9.3% on the year which is the largest leap since March 2007 and significantly higher than expected.

Croatia's economy grows 1.9% in Q4 2015, DZS confirms

The Croatian economy grew 1.9% in the last quarter of 2015 compared with the same period of 2014, while in entire 2015 it increased by 1.6% in real terms, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) confirmed in its second estimate on Friday.

Average take-home pay in 2015 HRK 5,711

The average take-home pay for employees in legal entities in Croatia in December last year amounted to HRK 5,772, which was nominally 1% higher on the year or 1.6% in real terms, the State Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.

1pct fewer employed in Croatia in Jan

The total number of employed persons in Croatia in January fell month on month for the six consecutive month, by 1%, the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) reported on Monday.

GDP in Q4 2015 up 1.9 pct

Croatia's economy grew 1.9% in the fourth quarter of 2015 on the year, which is a slower growth than in the previous quarter and a smaller growth than expected.

Croatia's GDP per capita in 2013 was EUR 10,228

Expressed in the kuna, the country's GDP per capita rose in 2013 from 2012 by a slight 0.07%, and expressed in the euro it declined by 0.67%.

14.3 mln tourists in Croatia in 2015, generating 71.6 mln nights

The most popular town for overnight stays in Croatia last year was Rovinj (3.1 million), confirming its long tradition of popularity particularly among foreign tourists. The most popular destinations for domestic tourists were Zagreb, Crikvenica and Mali Losinj.

Exports in 2015 rise 10.7, imports 7 pct

Croatia's exports of goods in 2015 increased 10.7 percent from 2014 when expressed in the national currency, while imports increased 7%, the national statistical office said on Tuesday.

Croatia's real agriculture income up 23 pct

The value of real income in agriculture in Croatia in 2015 was HRK 6.9 billion, which is an increase of 23.3 per cent in relation to the previous year, according to the second estimate of the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS), released on Monday.

Consumption in December soars 4.8 pct, highest increase in 8 yrs

Retail sales in Croatia in December 2015 grew by 4.8% on the year, which is the highest increase of consumption in more than 8 years and the 17th month in a row to see a consumption increase.

Number of industry workers drops, productivity rises in 2015

The number of workers in the Croatian industrial sector in December 2015 was 0.8% down from the previous month and 0.5% down from December 2014, while productivity increased.

Average net salary for November 2015 at EUR 770

The average monthly net salary paid in Croatia for November 2015 was HRK 5,855, which was an increase of 2.4 per cent in nominal terms and of 2.7 per cent in real terms compared with October 2015, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

0.9 pct fewer employed in Croatia at end of December

The total number of employed persons in Croatia in December last year fell month on month for the fifth consecutive month, by 0.9%, the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) reported on Friday.

Unemployment up for four straight months to 17.9%

The unemployment rate had been on the decline until September thanks to seasonal hiring in tourism.

Croatia boasts more female post-graduate students than male

Broken down by the type of postgraduate studies, the biggest portion of enrollments was bio-medicine and medicine, 42.9%, and social studies 42.6%, followed by technical studies, 5.9%, bio-technical studies, 2.6%, humanistic studies, 2.2%, etc.

November sees 58% increase in visits by foreign cruise ships

On the 41 trips foreign cruise ships brought 62,300 passengers, or 26.5 per cent more than last year. They spent a total of 77 days in Croatia, which was 83.3 per cent more than in November 2014.

Survey unemployment rate in Q3 2015 down to 15.4 pct

The number of unemployed persons in the third quarter of 2015 was 297,000, or 7,000 fewer than in the third quarter of 2014.

Consumption increases 3.2 pct

Retail trade in November 2015 increased 3.2 percent on the year in real terms and 2% in nominal terms, the national statistical office said on Tuesday, confirming its estimate from the end of December.

Nearly 2 mln theatre goers in Croatia in 2014-2015 season

In the last season, a total of 184 theatres and troupes were active in the country, and of them 98 were professional.

Croatia's exports surge almost 12 pct in Jan-Nov period

Thus, Croatia's exports totalled 80.55 billion kuna in the January-November period, and imports came to HRK 128.95 billion.

Croatian agricultural and food exports up 19%

"Despite the increase in imports, the positive thing is that the increase in the negative balance has finally been slowed down. We expect data for 2015 to show positive trends in relation to 2014, including a decrease in the negative balance,"

Consumption increases 3.2% in November

The growth rate is faster than the month before, when consumption grew 1.5% on the year, and it is much higher than expected.

Number of persons employed continues to fall

Since August, after the usual employment growth ahead of and during the tourism season, the number of persons employed has been decreasing.

Industrial production grows for 10th consecutive month

"That growth was largely backed by the recovery of foreign demand, the base period and a drop in reserves in the preceding period," analysts at RBA said.

HRK 2.34 bln spent for research and development in 2014

More than two-thirds of budget funds for research and development, or 67.6%, were intended for the sector of higher education, followed by the state sector, with a 26.4% share.

Unemployment rate rises to 17.7%

After going down for six months in a row, mostly owing to seasonal hiring in the tourism sector, the unemployment rate has been growing on the month since September.

Volume of construction work down for three straight months

It was the third month in a row that the volume of construction work had shrunk, following drops of 1.6 per cent in September and of 0.5 per cent in August. In July it increased by 0.4 per cent.

Number of foreign cruise ships up

The number of visits by cruise ships in the first ten months was 8% higher than in the same period of last year, while the number of passengers on those ships increased 1.4%.

Industrial turnover up 2.9%

Industrial turnover on the domestic market in October this year was 6% down from the previous month, while industrial turnover on foreign markets was 0.3% higher.

Croatia's exports in first ten months up 10.8 pct

Foreign trade deficit at the end of October amounted to HRK 44.75 billion, which is 1.6% less on the year.

Average Croat household's expenses EUR 10,665, most goes on food

Broken down by the type of costs, outlays for food and non-alcoholic drinks were the highest, HRK 23,934, with food expenses reaching HRK 22,155.

Croatia's exports increase faster than imports

Initial data, released in early November, indicated that exports in the first nine months of the year had gone up by 10.5 per cent and imports by 5.5 per cent.

Consumption up for 15 straight months

This is also the 15th consecutive month to record a public consumption growth , which has not been recorded since 2007.