Croatia

Croatia’s retail sales growth reaches 10-year high

bne IntelliNews July 28, 2017

Seasonally-adjusted retail sales rose by 7.8% y/y in June, driven by rising household consumption and the strong tourist industry, despite troubles at local retail giant Agrokor.

Croatia’s general government gross debt stock rises 2.6% q/q in Q1

bne IntelliNews July 20, 2017

Croatian government’s general gross debt stock expanded by 2.6% q/q to HRK300.1bn (€40.5bn) at the end of the first quarter from HRK289.1bn at the end of 2016.

Ljubljana, Agrokor face off over Mercator retail chain

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Ljubljana challenges crisis managers in attempt to protect local retail chain Mercator against fallout from Agrokor debt crisis.

Slovenia to sue European Commission as Teran wine dispute escalates

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Slovenian agriculture minister says decision to allow Croatian wine producers to use the Teran name under certain conditions "opens Pandora's box" for other protected designations of origin to be challenged in the EU.

Early data indicates strong tourist summer ahead for Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Tourist arrivals were up across the board in Southeast Europe in May, hinting at a repeat of last year's strong performance.

Wildfires hit Croatia and Montenegro’s Adriatic coast

Akin Nazli in Belgrade July 18, 2017

Croatia's second city Split threatened by fires, as Montenegro is forced to evacuate Lustica peninsular.

Croatia’s annual CPI inflation falls further to 0.7% in June

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Consumer prices now rising at the slowest rates since December 2016, dragged down by declines in clothing and transport prices.

V4, Baltic and SEE states clock up strong new car registrations growth in H1

bne IntelliNews July 16, 2017

Growth in most Central and Southeast European member states outstrips modest 4.7% average increase in demand seen across the EU.

Growth potential of CEE and SEE halved in crisis decade, says IMF official

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2017

Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.

Sharp population declines reported in Baltic states, Southeast Europe

Akin Nazli in Belgrade July 12, 2017

Lithuania leads the population decline in the Baltic states and Southeast Europe, as overall EU population makes modest increase.

Building material price inflation in Croatia reaches 1.3% in June

bne IntelliNews July 11, 2017

Producer prices of building materials have been growing steadily since January.

House prices in Croatia post first annual decline since 2015

bne IntelliNews July 11, 2017

House prices in Croatia declined by 0.4% y/y on average in the first quarter of 2017 after posting annual increases during four all four quarters of 2016.

Croatia's foreign trade gap expands 3% y/y in January-May

bne IntelliNews July 10, 2017

Trade deficit widens despite stronger exports, as faster GDP and consumption growth push up imports.

Croatia’s annual industrial producer price inflation slows further to 0.3% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 7, 2017

Annual industrial producer price inflation in Croatia slowed down further to 0.3% y/y in June, the lowest level since December.

Croatia’s industrial production resumes growth in May

bne IntelliNews July 3, 2017

Croatia's working-day adjusted industrial output posted an annual rise of 3.3% in May after two-month decline linked to Agrokor crisis.

Croatia’s economic sentiment index recovers slightly in June

Akin Nazli in Belgrade June 29, 2017

Improved sentiment influenced by rising confidence in industry, retail and services, after two months of decline.

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