Zadar County Entrepreneurship Increasing, Doing Well

Lauren Simmonds

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August the 17th, 2023 – Zadar County entrepreneurship is doing well, and is currently ranked as being in seventh place in comparison to other Croatian counties.

When we hear about Croatian entrepreneurship, we typically think of continental Croatia and particularly Zagreb. That isn’t always the case, however, as entrepreneurship has been on the increase across Dalmatia in more recent years. The wider Zadar area stands out in this regard quite strongly.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, last year in Zadar County, at least according to the number of processed annual financial statements, 5,991 enterprises had their headquarters located in that Dalmatian city’s wider region. They also had 27,598 employees on their books, which is an increase of 7.1% when it comes to the number of employees compared to 2021.

Encouraging figures from the world of Zadar County entrepreneurship

Last year, Zadar County entrepreneurship was on the up, with companies based in the county achieving impressive total revenues in the amount of 22.4 billion kuna (a 27.6% increase when compared to 2021), total expenses of 20.1 billion kuna (representing a 22.4% increase), profit amounting to 2.7 billion kuna (82.0% more), losses of 613.5 million (23.6% more) and net profits of 2.1 billion kuna (a 111.7% increase in comparison to to 2021) .

Among those companies based in Zadar County, Aluflexpack Novi from Poličnik stands out the most for its results. Back in 2022, this Zadar-based company achieved the highest total revenues (1.7 billion kuna), employed the largest number of people, 686 of them in total, and was 2022’s the largest exporter with 1.4 billion kuna in exports alone. The largest profit from back during period was reported by the company Tankerska plovidba from Zadar in the amount of 791.5 million kuna.

Zadar County entrepreneurship stands out among other counties

Compared to other counties, Zadar County entrepreneurship ranks in a very impressive seventh place in terms of the number of companies it has based there. It’s also in tenth place in terms of its reported total revenues, ninth in terms of the number of employees it has working for these companies, and sixth in terms of realised net profit.


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