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    Croatia Economy 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/croatia/croatia_economy.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview Before the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Republic of Croatia, after Slovenia, was the most prosperous and industrialized area, with a per capita output perhaps one-third above the Yugoslav average. Croatia faces considerable economic problems stemming from: the legacy of longtime communist mismanagement of the economy; damage during the internecine fighting to bridges, factories, power lines, buildings, and houses; the large refugee and displaced population, both Croatian and Bosnian; and the disruption of economic ties. Western aid and investment, especially in the tourist and oil industries, would help restore the economy. The government has been successful in some reform efforts - partially macroeconomic stabilization policies - and it has normalized relations with its creditors. Yet it still is struggling with privatization of large state enterprises and with bank reform.

      GDP purchasing power parity - $22.7 billion (1997 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate 4.4% (1997 est.)

      GDP - per capita purchasing power parity - $4,500 (1997 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector
      agriculture: 12%
      industry: 24%
      services: 64% (1995 est.)

      Inflation rate - consumer price index 3.7% (1997 est.)

      Labor force
      total: 1.444 million (1995)
      by occupation: industry and mining 31.1%, agriculture 4.3%, government 19.1% (including education and health), other 45.5% (1993)

      Unemployment rate 15.9% (yearend 1997 est.)

      Budget
      revenues: $5.3 billion
      expenditures: $6.3 billion, including capital expenditures of $78.5 million (1997 est.)

      Industries chemicals and plastics, machine tools, fabricated metal, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining, food and beverages; tourism

      Industrial production growth rate 0% (1995)

      Electricity - capacity 3.593 million kW (1995)

      Electricity - production 7.15 billion kWh (1995)

      Electricity - consumption per capita 2,315 kWh (1995)

      Agriculture - products wheat, corn, sugar beets, sunflower seed, alfalfa, clover, olives, citrus, grapes, vegetables; livestock breeding, dairy farming

      Exports
      total value: $4.3 billion (f.o.b., 1997)
      commodities: machinery and transport equipment 13.6%, miscellaneous manufactures 27.6%, chemicals 14.2%, food and live animals 12.2%, raw materials 6.1%, fuels and lubricants 9.4%, beverages and tobacco 2.7% (1993)
      partners: Germany 22%, Italy 21%, Slovenia 18% (1994)

      Imports
      total value: $9.1 billion (c.i.f., 1997)
      commodities: machinery and transport equipment 23.1%, fuels and lubricants 8.8%, food and live animals 9.0%, chemicals 14.2%, miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.0%, raw materials 3.5%, beverages and tobacco 1.4% (1993)
      partners: Germany 21%, Italy 19%, Slovenia 10% (1994)

      Debt - external $5.904 billion (October 1997)

      Economic aid
      recipient: ODA, $NA
      note: IMF has given Croatia $192 million; World Bank has given Croatia $100 million

      Currency 1 Croatian kuna (HRK) = 100 lipas

      Exchange rates Croatian kuna per US$1 - 6.369 (January 1998), 6.101 (1997), 5.434 (1996), 5.230 (1995), 5.996 (1994), 3.577 (1993)

      Fiscal year calendar year

      NOTE: The information regarding Croatia on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Croatia Economy 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Croatia Economy 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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