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16 Aprile 2021

Croazia

CROATIA: ECONOMISTS: HNB’S OPTIMISTIC PREDICTIONS BASED ON VACCINATIONS AND Prolonged Tourist Season

Following the Croatian National Bank (HNB) publishing on the 12th April its latest revised expectations of Croatia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2021, from previously predicted 4.9% to 5.9%, with tourism revenues in 2021 of around 70% of pre-pandemic level, several economist commented those projections for the daily Vecernji list analysis said that the HNB forecast is optimistic since it is based on the likely vaccination of a critical mass of citizens, and expectations that the upcoming tourist season could be extended to the autumn months, and even into winter. The daily also writes that if the HNB projects realize, it means that by the middle of 2022, Croatia will return to the level of economic activity from 2019-end. Sonje notes that, in addition to consumption rising almost 4% during January and February 2021, industrial production rise is another in a series of confirmations that the economy is catching up.The daily reminds that the HNB revised projections see year's tourism revenues at 30% of 2019 revenues. This year, after vaccinating a critical mass of citizens, the tourist season is expected to be extended to deep autumn and even winter, and revenues should grow even if the tourist arrivals and overnight stays are similar to last year. (ICE ZAGABRIA)


Fonte notizia: Vecernji list online edition 12/4/2021