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Canada-Croatia fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Croatia

General Information

Capital: Zagreb
Population (million): 4.03
Total Area: 56,542 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.01 kuna (HRK) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: May 30
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 July 2020: Centre right (HDZ) led coalition government formed on July 23rd, 2020.

Head of State:
President Zoran Milanovic

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic

Ministers:
Foreign and European Affairs: Gordan Grlic Radman (HDZ)
Finance: Zdravko Maric
Economy and Sustainable Development: Tomislav Coric (HDZ)

Main Political Parties:
Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) (66), Restart Coalition led by Social Democratic Party (SDP) (41), Miroslav Škoro Homeland Movement (DPMŠ) (16), MOST (Bridge) (8), Green-Left Coalition (7)

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

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Croatia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 85.73 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 21,254.60 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 10.24 4.54
Inflation: (%) 2.61 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 8.09 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 32,958,113
Canadian imports from country: $ 92,459,786
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: -

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador 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
2017 $ 44,841,295 $ 51,717,979
2018 $ 162,756,057 $ 111,675,367
2019 $ 34,827,904 $ 70,887,603
2020 $ 30,420,854 $ 131,009,646
2021 $ 32,958,113 $ 92,459,786
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Croatia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 297,400 $ 382,727
02 Veg. Prod. $ 6,425,610 $ 999,109
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. - $ 5,322
04 Food Prod. $ 4,283,948 $ 11,457,489
05 Mineral Prod. $ 30,200 $ 2,325,543
06 Chemical Prod. $ 1,517,290 $ 25,859,292
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 354,613 $ 345,660
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 8,066 $ 13,048
09 Wood Prod. $ 70,725 $ 2,865,463
10 Paper Prod. $ 16,757 $ 54,601
11 Textiles Prod. $ 40,418 $ 2,493,714
12 Dress Access. - $ 3,140,440
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 159 $ 545,568
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 9,494 $ 7,963
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 161,685 $ 8,652,338
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 5,135,571 $ 18,158,157
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 9,296,406 $ 10,036,890
18 Specialized Inst. $ 2,998,679 $ 957,045
19 Arms & Ammunition - $ 480,498
20 Misc. Articles $ 112,561 $ 3,524,060
21 Antiques - $ 68,531


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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