Statistics

36,372 children born in Croatia in 2016, most popular names Luka and Mia

A total of 36,372 children were recorded in the Register of Births in 2016, most of them in Zagreb, the Ministry of Public Administration says in a report posted on its website.

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.

330,000 Croats, 31,000 businesses with blocked accounts at end of Nov

There were 31,252 businesses with blocked accounts at the end of November because of unpaid debts totalling HRK 18.16 billion as well as 330,297 individuals with debts totalling HRK 41.08 billion, the Financial Agency (Fina) said on Monday.

Croatia's November unemployment rate increases to 14.4%

Croatia's registered unemployment rate increased to 14.4% in November from 14.0% in October, the second month in a row to see a rise in unemployment, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Friday.

Croatia's Q3 services turnover up 3%

Services turnover in Croatia was 3.0% higher in the third quarter of 2016 than in the corresponding period of 2015, according to data provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Croatia's construction output up for seven straight quarters

The value of construction work performed in the third quarter of 2016 by businesses with 20 or more workers was HRK 3.5 billion, or 1.1% higher than in the same period in 2015, as construction output continued to grow for the seventh quarter in a row, data from the Croatian statistical office (DZS) show.

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 food industry records 43.7% increase in net profit

Croatia's food industry generated a consolidated net profit of HRK 931.5 million in 2015, which was an annual increase of 43.7%, according to figures provided by the Financial Agency (FINA).

Tourists aged 65 and up generate 20% of overnights, says Eurostat

With over 1.2 billion nights spent during their trips all over the world in 2014, tourists aged 65 or over (hereafter "older tourists") living in the European Union accounted for 20% of the tourism activity (in terms of number of nights spent by EU residents), according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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.

Eurostat: Exports sharply down, imports up in July

The international trade in goods surplus of the EU28 in July 2016 was a mere EUR 100 million due to a steep drop in exports and a significant increase in imports, show data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat.

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.

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.

Over 106,000 VAT businesses operated in Croatia in 2015

Last year more than 106,500 businesses subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) operated in Croatia, employing 836,600 workers and generating HRK 639.6 billion in revenues and 17.1 billion in net profits, according to the latest figures provided by the Financial Agency (FINA).

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%.

Croatian island businesses' revenues grow 10 pct in 2015

During 2015, a total of 3,933 entrepreneurs did business on Croatian islands, and their revenues totalled HRK 9.7 billion, up 9.9% from 2014, according to figures collected by the Financial Agency (FINA).

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.

Zagreb records double digit increase in visitor arrivals and overnights in July

In July 2016 Zagreb recorded a 12% increase in tourist arrivals on the year and a 34% increase in overnights, the city tourism authority reported on Thursday, saying that the positive trend would continue in the coming months.

328K private & 32K commercial bank accounts frozen in June

At the end of June there were 32,045 frozen business accounts in Croatia with a total of HRK 19.2 billion unsettled obligations and 328,788 blocked private accounts, with debts amounting to HRK 39.93 billion, according to figures released by the Financial Agency (FINA) on Monday.

Croatian average salary for May at EUR 763

The Croatian average net monthly salary for May 2016 was HRK 5,706, an increase in real terms of 1.1% over April 2016 and of 2.1% over May 2015, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

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.

Household deleveraging continues for 11 months in row

The volume of retail banking decreased in May when the volume of lending to households fell to HRK 118.1 billion, down by 10.2 billion kuna or by 8% compared to May 2014, according to figures provided by the National Bank (HNB).

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.

SMEs make up lion's share of businesses in Croatian real sector

In the real sector in 2014, there were 147,337 active businesses employing 999,419 people, and 99.7% of them were small or medium-sized enterprises or micro businesses, according to figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS).

Eurostat: Industrial output in Croatia and EU down m-o-m

In May 2016 compared with April 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production in Croatia was down and a decrease was recorded in the European Union, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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.

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.

Number of workers in industrial sector increases mildly

The number of workers in Croatia's industrial sector increased in May this year by 0.3% from the previous month and went down by 0.4% from May 2015. Labour productivity in the industrial sector increased 6.5%, show data from the national office for statistics (DZS).

Industrial turnover records monthly increase

Total industrial turnover in April 2016 increased 1.5% on the month and dropped 5.4% on the year, according to data from the national office for statistics (DZS).

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.

Industrial producer prices down y-o-y in EU28, Croatia follows trend

In March 2016, industrial producer prices fell year-on-year in all EU member states, while on the month they stabilised in the majority of EUI28, including Croatia, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. 

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.

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.

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.

Croatia and two more EU members with house price fall in Q4 2015

In Q4 2015, the residential property price in Croatia, measured by the Eurostat House Price Index (HPI), decreased by 2.1% on the year. In Q3 2015, this fall was 3%.

Croatia among EU countries with highest decrease in industrial production

In February Croatia was among the European Union (EU) member states with the highest decrease in industrial production on the month, with a fall recorded at the EU level as well, data reported by the EU statistical office on Wednesday indicates.

Croatia's exports increase by 2.7%, imports by 3.3%

Croatia's exports rose by 2.7% in the first two months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015, while imports went up by 3.3%, according to preliminary figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.

Decline of industrial producer prices in EU and Croatia slows down

Industrial producer prices in the European Union dropped again in February even though at a slower rate than in January, and their decline was subdued in Croatia as well, show data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat.

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.

EU trade deficit mildly narrows in Janaury

A deficit in trade in goods which the European Union had with the rest of the world decreased in January mildly, according to preliminary estimates provided by the EU statistical office on Thursday.

Croatia among three EU countries with highest increase in industrial production

Croatia was among the three European Union member states with the largest monthly and annual increases in industrial production in January, according to a report by the EU statistical office Eurostat on Monday.

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.

Women have lower pay than men across EU

In 2014, women earned on average 84 cents for every euro a man makes per hour. 

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.

Half a million in Bosnia out of work, jobless rate exceeds 42 pct

Nearly 540,000 people in Bosnia and Herzegovina are looking for a job which means that the country with the population of 3.8 million has the unemployment rate of 42.9%, according to figures released by the Bosnian Employment Agency on Friday.

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.

Croatian average take-home pay in Dec 2015 HRK 5,772

The average net salary in Croatian businesses for December 2015 was HRK 5,772, which is 1.4% less (HRK83) compared to the month before, according to preliminary figures released by the national statistical office on Tuesday.

Over 7,400 employers wage defaulters

A total of 7,413 employers that have 25,845 workers on their payrolls, failed to pay salaries to their employees, according to updated statistics released by the Croatian Tax Administration on Monday.

Croatia among EU countries with slowest employment pace

In the third quarter of 2015 Croatia was among the EU members whose unemployed citizens had most difficulties in finding work, according to a report released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on Friday.

Croatia among EU countries moderately dependent on energy imports

In 2014 Croatia was among the European Union countries moderately dependent on energy imports, according to data released by the EU statistical office Eurostat on Friday.

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.

Industrial output in 2015 soars 2.6%

Croatia's industrial production in December 2015 was up 1% from the same month of 2014, while in the entire 2015 it jumped up by 2.6%, which is a faster increase than the year before.