The Croatian Bureau of Statistics today released the first estimate of GDP growth in Q4 2021 at 9.7% on the year.
Due to the COVID crisis, GDP fell 8% in 2020.
In Q2 2021, GDP saw a record-high growth of 16% and in Q3 it increased 15.8% year on year.
The strong Q4 growth was the result of year-on-year growth of all GDP components.
Household consumption went up 7.7%.
Exports soared 31.7%, the export of goods by 24.7% and that of services by 49.1%, while imports went up 16.4%, the import of goods by 15% and that of services by 23.8%.
Gross investment in fixed capital increased 0.8%, less than in Q3 2021, when the increase was 7.6%.
Government spending was up 14%.
According to seasonally adjusted data, GDP in Q4 2021 was up 9.9% year on year but down 0.1% quarter on quarter.
The year-on-year growth of Croatia’s GDP in Q4 2021 was higher than the EU average which, according to Eurostat’s seasonally adjusted data, was up 4.8% year on year and 0.4% quarter on quarter.