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Canada-Croatia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Croatia

General Information

Capital: Zagreb
Population (million): 4.06
Total Area: 56,542km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.01 kuna (HRK) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: June 25
Language(s): Croatian

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral parliament (Sabor)with a 151-seat Assembly. Prime Minister nominated by the President in line with the balance of power in the Assembly. Council of Ministers named by the Prime Minister and approved by the Assembly. Administrative divisions: 20 counties and 1 city. Last elections held in September 2016: Centre-right (HDZ-MOST) - led coalition government formed on October 19th, 2016.

Head of State:
President-elect Zoran Milanovic

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic

Ministers:
Foreign and European Affairs: Gordan Grlic Radman (HDZ)
Finance: Zdravko Maric (HDZ)
Economy, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship and Crafts: Darko Horvat (HDZ)

Main Political Parties:
Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) (56), Social Democratic Party (SDP) (35), MOST (Bridge) (15), Croatian People’s Party (HNS) (6), Croatian Peasants’ Party (HSS) (5), ZIVI ZID (Human Wall) (3)

Elections:
President (5 year term): next in 2024. Assembly (4 year term): next in 2020. Local (4 year term): next in 2021.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Croatia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 79.87 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 19,670.74 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.92 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.77 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 7.8 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $34,827,904
Canadian imports from country: $70,842,590
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $(1) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Vice Skracic

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alan Bowman

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Croatia
Year Exports Imports
2015 $51,378,469 $53,607,934
2016 $21,315,652 $56,287,552
2017 $44,841,295 $51,717,979
2018 $162,756,057 $111,578,293
2019 $34,827,904 $70,842,590
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Croatia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $457,666 $146,678
02 Veg. Prod. $4,831,400 $1,067,120
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $15,585
04 Food Prod. $2,841,304 $8,823,262
05 Mineral Prod. $51,826 $2,745,758
06 Chemical Prod. $6,961,881 $13,803,504
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $109,907 $250,393
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $6,324 $84,966
09 Wood Prod. $55,010 $866,601
10 Paper Prod. $63,892 $65,445
11 Textiles Prod. $89,251 $4,203,673
12 Dress Access. $40,492 $3,465,577
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $776,628
14 Precious Metals/stones $566 $10,741
15 Base Metal Prod. $103,596 $7,426,552
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $5,797,218 $10,464,524
17 Vehicles and Equip. $10,304,003 $9,998,754
18 Specialized Inst. $2,088,761 $865,077
19 Arms & Ammunition $31,434 $17,620
20 Misc. Articles $629,953 $5,319,382
21 Antiques $8,700 $16,027


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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