Economic Data & Reports
U.S. Government Resources
- Croatia 2012 Country Commercial Guide (PDF): The report provides information on doing business in Croatia and is updated annually in March.
- Global Business Dialogue 2012: About 400 business and government leaders gathered on May 25, 2012, in Berlin for the Global Business Dialogue, organized by Thunderbird School of Global Management, AmCham Germany and the U.S. Commercial Service.
- European Union: Still a Dream for Some: Former U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker spoke on May 25, 2012, at the Global Business Dialogue in Berlin. The event was co-organized by Thunderbird School of Global Management.
- Speeches of the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia: Ambassador Foley has made several speeches, remarks and interviews concerning economic and business climate issues in Croatia.
- Investment Climate Statement on Croatia: The Investment Climate Statements provide a thorough description of the overseas environments in which U.S. investors must operate. The statements cover general characteristics, such as openness to foreign investment and treatment of foreign investors, as well as details about procedures for licensing and similar administrative matters. The statements are updated each year as Chapter 7 in the Country Commercial Guides.
- U.S. Department of State – Background Notes on Croatia: The Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
- CIA World Factbook on Croatia: The CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The reference tab includes: Maps of the Major World Regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
- Croatia Bilateral Investment Treaty (PDF): Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Croatia concerning the encouragement and reciprocal protection of investment, with annex and protocol, signed at Zagreb on July 13, 1996.
- Special 301 Report: The "Special 301" Report is an annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement.
- USTR NEI Report: The Office of the United States Trade Representative produces the National Export Initiative (NEI) report, which outlines U.S. government efforts to assist U.S. businesses win more foreign government contracts, find buyers worldwide, participate in trade missions and trade shows, receive more export financing, and learn new ways to sell products and services overseas. A central focus of the plan is providing additional assistance to small and medium-sized businesses, which are major drivers of new job creation.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) produces economic statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of a nation's economy. BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public.
- 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 Minsitry 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.
- 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.
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