Economic Data & Reports

Croatian Resources

Croatian Chamber of Economy
The Croatian Chamber of Economy is an independent business organization representing all legal entities engaged in business in Croatia. Membership is compulsory for every company registered with the Commercial Court in Croatia. Its website provides useful information in English on the Croatian economy and key sectors; this includes industry sector statistics and a description of the Croatia legal framework.

Croatian National Bank
The Croatian National Bank (Central Bank) provides statistics on foreign direct investments in Croatia, financial accounts and other economic and financial data.

Croatian Ministry of Economy
The Ministry provides a wide range of statistics and reports on economic conditions in Croatia.

Croatian Bureau of Statistics
The Bureau is a state administrative organization which produces and disseminates official statistics for of the Republic of Croatia.

Croatian Ministry of Finance
The Ministry provides reports on the Croatian state budget, results of treasury bills auctions, and financial reports on public enterprises and institutions.

Croatian Institute for Public Finance
The Institute of Public Finance is a public institution dealing with research into primarily economic topics important for economic growth and development, transition to the market economy and meeting the requirements for European integration. Apart from the scientific projects and researches, the Institute publishes reports on taxes, customs, manuals and other studies on public finances.

International Resources

Economist Intelligence Unit Analysis
The EIU’s country analysis provides in-depth political and economic analysis and statistics.

Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom
The Index of Economic Freedom covers 10 freedoms – from property rights to entrepreneurship – that gauge the economic success of 184 countries around the world.

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (2011)
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories according to their perceived levels of public sector corruption.

World Bank Doing Business Survey
Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. This index averages a country’s percentile rankings on 10 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic.

UN Human Development Indicators
The aim of the Human Development Report is to stimulate global, regional and national policy discussions on issues that are relevant to human development.

European Commission Annual Macro-economic Database
The annual macro-economic database of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs contains data for EU-27, the euro area, EU Member States, candidate countries and other OECD countries (United States, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Mexico, Korea, Australia and New Zealand).

OECD Database
OECD.Stat includes data for OECD countries and selected non-member economies.

IMF Database
The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

World Bank Quarterly Public Sector Debt Statistics
The PSD database brings together detailed debt data of the public sector that are published individually by countries participating in this initiative.

Bank for International Settlements
The BIS international financial statistics are a unique source of information on various elements of the global financial system.

European Commission Eurostat Statistics
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

U.S. Government Resources

U.S. Embassy Zagreb – Commercial Section
This is the website of the U.S. Commercial Service office in Zagreb, Croatia, the primary point of contact for U.S and Croatian companies seeking U.S. Embassy Zagreb’s assistance. Services available to U.S. exporters and Croatian buyers are described here in full detail, as well as forthcoming trade events, market opportunities and other up-to-date business information.

Export.gov
Export.gov functions as the U.S. Commercial Service’s principal online resource for clients focused on exporting from the United States. This portal brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies. Export.gov also provides information on the National Export Initiative.

Export Import Bank of the United States
Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution that provides investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.

The U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA provides support to U.S. small businesses and small business owners across the United States through loans, access to federal contracts, and counseling.

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property theft.

Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
USTR is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.

Other Resources

American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia
AmCham Croatia is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization with over 150 members, and is an accredited affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. AmCham’s goals are to foster ties between Croatia and the United States through trade and investment, strengthen partnership between the Croatian business community and the Croatian government at all levels, facilitate cooperation among members, and promote regional trade and pan-European cooperation.

Croatian Agency for Investments and Competitiveness
This agency assists investors with their projects and works on improving the investment climate in Croatia.  Major projects enjoy the fast-track administrative procedure set by the Law on Strategic Investments.

Government of the Republic of Croatia
This official website is published in Croatian and English; it provides detailed contact information and links to ministries and other government institutions.

Center for Monitoring Business Activities in the Energy Sector and Investments
The center is a non-profit organization established in 2012 by the Croatian Government to improve and monitor investment projects undertaken by state-owned companies in the energy sector.