Croatian exports have increased in the first six months of this year by 12.3% (in kuna), compared to the same period last year, while imports increased by 6.3%, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics today…
In the period from January to the end of June, Croatia exported goods worth 41.9 billion kuna, while imports were worth 68.9 billion kuna. The export-import ratio reached 60.9% at the end of the first half of the year.
The most important markets for Croatian products were in the European Union, where 67% of merchandise exports went off to. Goods worth 3.7 billion euros were exported to EU countries, which is 17% more than in the same period last year. At the same time imports from the EU countries increased by 10.9%, to 7.1 billion euros.
Croatia’s biggest trading partner is Italy, where goods worth 747 million euros were exported to.
The biggest growth in value of exports was recorded in the shipbuilding sector, which saw growth of 200.7% to 194.9 million euros. The export of food products also saw big growth, rising 18.2% to 419 million euros.