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Croatia – Fact Sheet

 

General

Official Name

Republic of Croatia

Capital

Zagreb

Area

56,594 Sq. km.

Currency

Kuna; (Euro 1 = Kuna 7.502 & US$ 1 = Kuna 6.875) (As on 28.10.2016.)

 

GDP

US$ 48.449 billion (2015 estimate EIU)

 

GDP Growth Rate

1.6% (2015) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

Unemployment

12.8% (Q2 2016) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

GDP Per Capita

PPP

US$ 11.561  (Source-Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

US $ 21,880 (Source : World Bank)

Forest Cover

19,200 Sq. Km

CO2 emissions

20,554 (kt) (2014) [Source: World Bank]

Tourist Arrivals

14.343 million ( 2015) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of
Statistics)

Population

4.3 million (2011 census; no census undertaken since then).

Age Profile

0-14 years: 14.42%, 15-24 years: 11.92%, 25-54 years: 40.88%, 55-64 years: 14.55%, 65 years and over: 18.23%

Life expectancy

Male 73.02, Female 80.4 and Total Life Expectancy is 76.61

 

Languages

Croatian

Ethnic groups

90.4% Croats,  4.4% Serbs,  5.2% others

Religion

88% Roman Catholics,  4.4% Orthodox Church, 2% Muslims, 5.6% others

Internet Penetration

2.9 million (65%; 2014 estimate) (Source: CIA World Fact Book)

Mobile phones

4.5 million (Source: CIA World Fact Book)

Urbanisation

59% (2015 estimate)

Exports

Euro 11.53 billion (2015) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

Euro 6.75 billion (Jan- Jul, 2016 –do-)

Imports

Euro 18.5 billion (2015) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

Euro 11.07 billion (Jan- Jul, 2016 –do-)

Main Trade Partners

Exports: Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Austria, Serbia, Russia, United States, Hungary and Netherlands.

 

Imports: Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Russia, China, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Hungary and Switzerland.

Political

Political Structure

Parliamentary democracy. Parliament has one Chamber, the House of Representatives, with 151 members elected for a four-year term. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President with the approval of the President (Speaker) of the Parliament. Croatia has a new Government led by Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) President Andrej Plenkovic. HDZ won snap parliamentary election held on 11 September, 2016 and formed the Government with the support of Bridge of Independent Lists
(MOST) on 19 Oct, 2016.

The President is directly elected by the people for a five-year term. (Ms) Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic took over as President on 19 February 2015.

 

Major Political Parties

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) http://www.hdz.hr, Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP), Bridge of Independent Lists (MOST), Croatian People's Party - Liberal Democrats (HNS), Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS), Croatian Pensioner's Party (HSU), Croatian Labourists - Labour Party (HL), Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB), Croatian Citizens Pasrty (HGS), Democratic Centre (DC), Croatian Peasants' Party (HSS), Croatian Pure Party of Rights (HCSP), Independent Democratic Serbian Party (SDSS), and Croatian Sustainable Development (ORaH).

Head of State

H.E. (Ms) Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic   

Head of Government

H.E. Mr. Andrej Plenkovic

Political Issues

After having become member of EU in 2013, there is now priority for joining Eurozone and Shenghen. Potentially, inflammatory issue is that of 'refugee' influx in Europe, with Croatia as one of the transit points (Croatia has accepted a certain quota). Sensitivity remains in relations with Serbia and Bosnia, remnant of the Yugoslavia break-up experience. There are thorny land and maritime border disputes with Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia.

 

India’s Exports

Euro 104.5 million (2015) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

Euro 65.142 million (Jan –Jul, 2016)

India’s Imports

Euro 17.53 million (2015) (Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

Euro 6.911 million ((Jan –Jul, 2016)

Indian Exports

Major commodities: Oil & mineral fuels, industrial & electrical machinery, wood & furniture items, textiles, pharmaceuticals, coffee, tea and foodstuffs.

(Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

Indian Imports

Major commodities: Industrial & electrical machinery, transport vehicles and equipments, pharmaceuticals, and wood.

(Source: Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics)

Indian Investments in Croatia

Euro 13.7 million (1993- 2015)

(Source: Croatian National Bank)

Croatian Investments in India

Euro 5.6 million (1993 - 2015)

(Source: Croatian National Bank)

Indian Community

NRIs about 35 and PIOs -35

 

 

As of 28 Oct 2016

 

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