November 25, 2023 – Black Friday has become synonymous with incredible offers and shopping frenzy. In Croatia, too, many people rushed to the shops. The director of the Croatian Tax Administration revealed to RTL that more than 70 million euros were spent on Black Friday in Croatia.
The exact figures should be known later today as the shops were still open at the time, writes 24Sata.
“Judging by the first 23 days of November, the record will be broken yet again this year, like it was the case in 2022. So far, 138 million bills have been closed in Croatia, similar to last year. All in all, the numbers are close enough, but the amounts on the bills this year have been 14 percent higher, and a total of over two billion 163 million euros was recorded in the fiscal registers in November alone”, revealed Božidar Kutleša, director of the Tax Administration.
Last year, Croats spent 65 million euros in one day.
“As for today, these 65 million euros will certainly be exceeded. Given that last Friday we had over 75 million euros in turnover, we expect that this Friday, if nothing else, will repeat itself compared to the previous one. On the other hand, we have had an increased number of bills throughout the year. 1.5 percent, or 35 million more bills have been fiscalized since the beginning of the year until now. It’s as if we reached the line a week earlier, that is, we worked harder this year compared to last”, he added.
He confirmed that this year, the amounts for Black Friday in Croatia will definitely exceed 70 million euros spent. He also pointed out that the number of bills is 20 percent higher, which is partly a result of inflation, and partly a simple increase in the number and amount of invoices for all purchases.
“We also had a good tourist season, so these numbers are actually encouraging and not surprising. The trend is the same all the time”, he added.