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Includes historical data for Croatia’s Gross Domestic Product growth, debt-to-GDP ratio and more, as well as information on trade, banking and financial sector leadership.

Strong Economic Fundamentals Attract Foreign Investment

A member of NATO since 2009 and of the European Union since 2013, this former Yugoslav republic is a modern, fast-growing economy. With a population of less than 4 million, Croatia benefits from its strategic location at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, a well-developed infrastructure and a skilled multilingual workforce. These strengths have made Croatia a preferred destination for international investment in the tourism, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors, as well as in emerging industries such as clean energy and information technology.

Despite these strengths, Croatia faces challenges. The burdensome regulatory environment, high rates of informal economy, and limited industrial diversification hinder business initiatives and stifle the full potential for economic growth. High levels of public and private debt, population decline and the migration of skilled workers are additional points of weakness.

Macroeconomy & Sovereign Data

Type of Government Parliamentary republic
Capital Zagreb
Sovereign Ratings S&P: BBB+
Moody’s: Baa2
Fitch: BBB+
Total Population 3.8 million
Median Age 44.4
Adult Per Capita Income (PPP) 41,007.52
Total GDP (2023) 88.1 billion

Croatia GDP & Economic Overview

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Trade & Investment

Total Exports USD 44.3 billion (2023)
Leading Exports Refined Petroleum
Crude Petroleum
Packaged Medicines
Electrical Transformers
Total Imports USD 24.0 billion (2022)
Leading Imports Crude Petroleum
Refined Petroleum
Packaged Medicines
Source: World Integrated Trade Solution

Croatia Leading Companies

Hrvatska Postanska Banka Financials
Hrvatska Osiguranje Insurance
INA Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Ingra Construction & Engineering Services
Konzum Consumer Staples, Food Retail
Bonbon Telecommunications Services
Fortenova Grupa Conglomerate, Financials, Retail, Real Estate

Major Trade Partners — Import

Germany 15%
Italy 13%
Slovenia 11%
Hungary 7%
Austria 6%

Source: World Integrated Trade Solution

Major Trade Partners — Export

Italy 13%
Germany 12%
Slovenia 11%
Bosnia 9%
Hungary 8%

Source: World Integrated Trade Solution

Data Sources:

IMF World Economic Outlook

UN World Population Prospects

World Inequality Report

S&P Global Ratings


Fitch Ratings

IMF Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

CIA The World Factbook

World Bank’s World Integrated Trade Solution

Forbes Global 2000