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TABLE-INDICATORS - Croatia - updated on May 10

ZAGREB - Croatian economic indicators, updated on May 10 with April producer prices. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) Q4 Q3 Q4 2008 Total (bln HRK, current prices) 81.20 89.38 82.75 Total (bln HRK, 1997 constant prices) 56.98 62.50 59.65 Growth rates yr/yr (pct) -4.5 -5.7 0.2 -Household consumption -7.5 -6.9 -3.2 -Government -3.3 -0.6 2.7 -Gross fixed capital formation -11.3 -10.5 3.5 -Exports of goods/services -11.2 -17.6 -2.5 -Imports of goods/services -12.4 -23.5 -7.1 PRODUCER PRICES APRIL MARCH APR 2009 Month-on-month (pct) 0.6 1.0 0.5 Year-on-year (pct) 5.1 5.0 -0.1 NOTE - Producer prices rose 3.9 percent in the first four months compared with the same period last year. CONSUMER PRICES MAR FEB MAR 2009 Month-on-month (pct) 0.4 0.2 0.2 Year-on-year 0.9 0.7 3.8 NOTE - The Bureau said consumer price rose 1.1 percent compared to the end of 2009. UNEMPLOYMENT MAR FEB MAR 2009 Total unemployed 318,658 317,625 267,244 Unemployment rate (pct) 18.4 18.3 15.0 NOTES - The number of jobless rose 0.3 percent in March on a monthly basis. MERCHANDISE TRADE MAR FEB JAN-MAR JAN-MAR 09 Exports (million EUR) 782 585 1,984 1,893 Imports 1,311 1,057 3,327 3,707 Balance -529 -472 -1,343 -1,814 INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT MAR FEB MAR 2009 Monthly change (pct) -1.1 -0.1 -0.7 Year-on-year change -0.6 0.1 -6.6 NOTE - The bureau put the working-day adjusted industrial output growth in the first quarter at 0.3 percent over the same period last year. RETAIL SALES FEB JAN FEB 2009 Month-on-month change (pct) -2.1 -24.0 -4.2 Year-on-year -7.3 -9.3 -19.1 NOTE - The retail sales decline was put at 8.3 percent in the first two months from the same period in 2009. REAL NET WAGES FEB JAN FEB 09 Month-on-month change (pct) -2.1 -2.4 -2.0 Year-on-year (pct) -2.1 -2.0 0.5 Nominal net wages (HRK) 5,157 5,258 5,230 NOTE - Net wages fell 2.0 percent in the first two months over a year ago. CENTRAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET JAN DEC JAN '09 Total revenue (mln HRK) 7,884 10,979 8,177 Total expenditure 9,629 11,537 8,906 Overall deficit/surplus -1,745 -558 -729 NOTE - Last year's budget gap amounted to 6.9 billion kuna. INTEREST RATES (PCT) CURRENT PREVIOUS LAST CHANGE Discount 9.0 4.5 19/12/2007 Lombard 9.0 7.5 5/12/2007 HNB reverse repo auction yield 6.00 8.35 03/12/2008 CURRENCY RESERVES (mln EUR) MAR FEB MAR 2009 Croatian National Bank 10,008.1 10,081.5 8,869.5 - Currency and deposits 9,665.5 9,736.1 8,868.7 COMMERCIAL BANKS 3,801.9 3,649.9 3,002.2 NOTE - March figures are preliminary. MONEY SUPPLY MAR FEB MAR 2009 Reserve money (million HRK) 54,694.4 57,234.3 52,693.8 M1 money supply 47,726.2 48,701.2 46,636.5 Broadest money M4 222,043.1 223,347.0 218,626.7 Q4 Q3 Q4 2008 CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE (mln EUR) -1,441.7 1,794.4 -1,897.0 - Goods -1,817.8 -1,836.7 -2,448.0 - Services 389.8 3,740.2 476.8 - Income -305.8 -350.1 -197.4 - Current transfers 292.1 241.1 271.6 The central bank detailed the balance of payments as follows: CURRENT ACCOUNT -1,441.7 1,794.4 -1,897.0 CAPITAL AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNT 473.2 -248.4 2,181.3 - Direct investment 114.1 -34.1 948.0 - Portfolio investment 729.8 -399.6 -636.5 - Other investment 600.5 152.3 1,133.5 Reserve assets -1,003.0 27.2 739.1 NET ERRORS AND OMISSIONS 968.6 -1,546.0 -284.3 NOTE - Croatia's overall current account deficit in 2009 fell to 2.36 billion euros from 4.37 billion euros a year before. RATINGS Moody's Baa3 foreign and local currency debt, outlook stable S&P BBB foreign and local currency debt, outlook negative Fitch BBB- long-term foreign, BBB local currency, outlook negative ****************************** To access the types of news and information on the Reuters terminal, use the mouse to click on the following codes in brackets. Country codes Croatia's code is Economic indicator news Croatia indicators SPEEDGUIDES Keywords: CROATIA ECONOMY/INDICATORS COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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