Croatia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Croatia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Croatia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Croatia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Croatia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Croatia before your competitors.

Croatia Country Risk

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Politics Although Croatia's political system is more stable and better-developed than some of its regional counterparts, there is still some way to go before the country converges with its more...

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Croatia Industry Coverage (17)

Autos

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It appears as though 2013 will have proved another disappointing year for Croatian new passenger car sales, which were down by 15% as of end-October 2013, at just 24,158 units, according to figures...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: T he development of Croatia 's consumer electronics market has been stymied by the challenging economic environment in the country, which has seen GDP contract in real terms between...

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Defence & Security

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BMI has calculated that Croatia's defence budget for 2013 was worth US$93mn, and we expect the budget to increase once more this year to US$103.8mn. The trend regarding the annual increase in the...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: There are no immediate prospects for improvements in the outlook for consumer spending in Croatia in 2014, with consumption set to be hindered by high unemployment, weak bank lending,...

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Freight Transport

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Following a year in which BMI believes saw increasing volumes across all Romania's freight transport modes, 2014 will signal further growth in line with slowly improving macroeconomic outlook.Total...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Croatia's entrance into the EU was completed in July 2013, and this should be a key driver of ICT growth, facilitating increased trade between European markets . Over the next five...

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Infrastructure

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BMI Industry View BMI View: The infrastructure sector dominates Croatia's construction industry and growth has outperformed the residential and non-residential segment according to the latest...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The non-life segment is fairly mature, competitive and constrained by the patchy economy. Life insurance premiums are growing - at low single-digit rates - although the risk aversion of...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Croatian medical device market has recovered from the contraction seen in 2012 and is expected to increase by a CAGR of 5.0% in US dollar terms over the 2013-2018...

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Oil & Gas

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: We forecast weak pharmaceutical market growth over the next decade, in light of Croatia ' s acceding to EU pressure to rein in its budget deficit in December 2013. The budget for 2014...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Croatia's commercial real estate sector continues to struggle against the backdrop of an underperforming economy, and a weak export and consumer sector, which have combined to create a...

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Retail

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BMI View: Croatia's retail sector holds promise for potential investors. The country's unemployment rate is to fall dramatically over BMI 's forecast period (2014-2018), from 20% to 14%, with...

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Shipping

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Economy Set To Remain Flat In 2014 We remain somewhat pessimistic about the economic outlook for Croatia in 2014. Since our last quarterly shipping report, we have trimmed back our predicted GDP...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: The Croatian market is well developed , with high penetration of traditional and data services, but it has managed to maintain one of the highest ARPU rates in Central and Eastern...

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Tourism

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BMI's Croatia tourism report looks at a range of indicators in this burgeoning market, with inclusion in the EU and wider economic growth in key source markets providing a valuable boost to inbound...

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