IMF Mission: Growth gradually slowing down, inflation restrained
An important step in accepting reality
The macroeconomic environment in Croatia is still positive and fiscal results good, despite state guarantee pay-outs for shipyards, but a possible slowdown in the countries that are Croatia’s key trade partners might affect these favourable conditions – members of the IMF Mission wrote in their statement following their visit to Zagreb. They add that the growth is gradually slowing down, the inflation is still restrained, international reserves were increased, and public debt is being reduced. This year, the IMF expects Croatia’s GDP to grow by 2.6%, with a 1.5% inflation. Commenting on the pension system, they say that the recently implemented pension reform was an important step in accepting reality.