Zagreb Stock Exchange
Croatia is located on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea, with Herzegovina and Bosnia and Slovenia as its neighbouring countries. After a mild recession that was experienced by Croatia, it started rebuilding its economy in the year 2000. The public investment sector, banking sector and tourism industry immerged from the recession as economic leaders. The unemployment rate of Croatia remains very high and structural reforms struggle, due to resistance and negative response from the citizens, and the poor political support. Many civil cases regarding land have not been attended to, unsupportive trade unions and coalition politics stands in the way of rapid economic growth, and at present only slow to moderate improvements can be expected. The Zagreb Stock Exchange is sure to continue playing a pivotal role in the economy of Croatia.
The agricultural sector of Croatia, provides the country with livestock, alfalfa, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, potatoes, grapes, dairy products, olives, barley, citrus and soybeans. Electronics, steel products, construction materials, petroleum, petroleum refining, textiles, shipbuilding, plastics, pig iron, wood products, beverages, food and chemicals are manufactured by the industrial sector, supported by the tourism industry.
The largest export markets of Croatia are Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Slovenia and Germany. Products that are exported to these markets include food products, chemicals, textiles and transport equipment. Products such as chemicals, lubricants, electrical equipment, machinery, fuel and food products are imported from Russia, Austria, Italy, Germany, China, France and Slovenia.