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.
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 challenges crisis managers in attempt to protect local retail chain Mercator against fallout from Agrokor debt crisis.
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.
Tourist arrivals were up across the board in Southeast Europe in May, hinting at a repeat of last year's strong performance.
Croatia's second city Split threatened by fires, as Montenegro is forced to evacuate Lustica peninsular.
Consumer prices now rising at the slowest rates since December 2016, dragged down by declines in clothing and transport prices.
Growth in most Central and Southeast European member states outstrips modest 4.7% average increase in demand seen across the EU.
Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.
Lithuania leads the population decline in the Baltic states and Southeast Europe, as overall EU population makes modest increase.
Producer prices of building materials have been growing steadily since January.
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.
Trade deficit widens despite stronger exports, as faster GDP and consumption growth push up imports.
Annual industrial producer price inflation in Croatia slowed down further to 0.3% y/y in June, the lowest level since December.
Croatia's working-day adjusted industrial output posted an annual rise of 3.3% in May after two-month decline linked to Agrokor crisis.
Improved sentiment influenced by rising confidence in industry, retail and services, after two months of decline.