Nominal GDP for Croatia was US$67.9bn in 2021, down from US$57.0bn in 2020. The Hungarian population was estimated at 4.1m in 2021 according to the IMF, while Germany is Croatia’s biggest trading partner.

Variables Surveyed for Croatia

Variables covered in our monthly analysis of Croatia include:

  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Household Consumption
  • Gross Fixed Investment
  • Industrial Production
  • Consumer Price Inflation
  • General Government Budget Balance
  • Merchandise Exports
  • Merchandise Imports
  • Trade Balance
  • Current Account Balance
  • Monthly Inflation Forecasts

Consensus Forecasts for Croatia

Individual panellist forecasts are shown for each of the variables surveyed, along with the consensus (mean) forecast. The rows of forecasts are ranked by the GDP growth estimate for the current year, highest to lowest. In the hard copy and pdf version of the publication, we also show selected “comparison forecasters”  including the IMF and European Commission. The table below shows a small example set of forecasts for GDP Growth and Consumer Prices (CPI), taken from our survey of September 2022.

Source: Eastern Europe Conensus Forecasts, September 2022

Special Surveys

In addition to the regular surveys for the variables listed above we also undertake a number of Special Surveys for Croatia on topics such as:

Main Data Sources for Croatia

  • Croatian Bureau of Statistics: The Croatian Bureau of Statistics is the main producer, disseminator and coordinator of the official statistics system in the Republic of Croatia and the main representative of the national statistical system before the European and international bodies competent for statistics.
  • Croatian National Bank: The Croatian National Bank is the central bank of the Republic of Croatia. Until 2023, the NHB was responsible for issuing the first old original classic former national Croatian currency, the kuna. It became a part of the European Central Bank when it adopted the Euro Currency on 1 January 2023.

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