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Croatia had 27,700 less inhabitants in 2015 than in 2014

Croatia had 4,210,700 inhabitants in 2015, 27,700 less than in 2014, the national statistical office said on Saturday, citing preliminary data.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

Nearly 276,000 jobless at end of October

October was the second consecutive month in which unemployment had increased month on month.