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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) (2020- 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-MOST) 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 (HDZ)
Economy and Sustainable Development: Tomislav Coric (HDZ)

Main Political Parties:
Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) (66), Restart Coalition (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 (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 (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $30,331,186
Canadian imports from country: $131,037,011
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $(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
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 $70,847,039
2020 $30,331,186 $131,037,011
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Croatia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $80,466 $147,224
02 Veg. Prod. $6,726,063 $1,049,258
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1 $34,973
04 Food Prod. $3,337,159 $8,268,607
05 Mineral Prod. $23,320 $1,849,799
06 Chemical Prod. $2,405,392 $34,624,414
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $300,708 $157,788
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $13,511 $31,999
09 Wood Prod. $180 $1,741,516
10 Paper Prod. $33,079 $88,578
11 Textiles Prod. $89,531 $2,953,889
12 Dress Access. $3,628 $3,017,663
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $102,054 $616,367
14 Precious Metals/stones $5,696 $3,101
15 Base Metal Prod. $507,884 $7,185,991
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,456,830 $14,342,637
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,440,813 $50,329,457
18 Specialized Inst. $2,963,198 $996,584
19 Arms & Ammunition $171,746 $11,083
20 Misc. Articles $1,117,814 $3,261,935
21 Antiques $6,850 $19,490


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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