Croatia Autos Report

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Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the automotive industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI's Autos Risk Reward Index, Economic Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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Key Views

  • Commercial vehicle sales have been outperforming passenger cars against a recovering macroeconomic backdrop, with Croatia now moving out of recession.

  • A spate of new model launches from leading carmakers has provided clear impetus to the passenger car market across 2015.

  • For 2016, we are expecting commercial vehicle sales to continue to outperform passenger car sales.

  • At present, production of vehicles and auto parts remains very limited, but there may be scope for this to expand over the medium term, given Croatia's relatively lower labour costs and EU membership.

  • We expect Volkswagen to remain the dominant player in Croatia's new vehicle sales market over 2016. Early indications are that the ongoing emissions scandal facing the German carmaker have not had a significant impact on its sales within the country.

  • Should customers choose to move away from VW Group vehicles in 2016, then rivals Opel and Renault would be in a strong position to capitalise on this.

  • Electric vehicle (EV) production is another area drawing the attention of a few specialist automakers within Croatia, led by DOK-ING and Rimac Automobili.

Passenger Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Sales
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: Croatian Bureau of Statistics, BMI
BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Table: Autos Total Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Croatia 2012-2018)
Passenger Cars
Table: Passenger Car Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Croatia 2012-2018)
Table: Croatia - Best-Selling Passenger Car Manufacturers, January-October 2014
Commercial Vehicles
Table: Commercial Vehicle Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Croatia 2012-2018)
Table: Croatia, CV Sales, 9M14
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: Economic Activity (Croatia 2009-2018)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Europe - Risk/Reward Index
Table: Europe Autos Risk/Reward Ratings
Company Profile
Company Monitor
Renault Hrvatska
Regional Overview
Global Industry Overview
Table: The Internet Of Cars
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Croatia 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Croatia 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Croatia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Croatia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Croatia 1990-2025)
Industry Forecasts
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Automotive Risk/Reward Index Indicators And Weighting Of Indicators

The Croatia Autos Report features the latest data and forecasts covering production, sales, imports and exports.

BMI Research's Croatia Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the automotives market in Croatia.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent automotives industry forecasts on Croatia to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Croatian automotives market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Croatian automotives sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Croatia.
  • Assess the activities and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Competitive Landscape Analysis.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering production, sales and the introduction of new technology or products.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the autos sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end- 2019 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Sales and production of motorcycles in units; total production of units; production by vehicle type (including cars, commercial vehicles, trucks and buses); total vehicle fleet size in units; sales by vehicle type, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles; fleet size by vehicle type, including passenger car, commercial vehicles and motorcycles; total vehicle trade balance in units; vehicle trade balance by vehicle type, including passenger car, commercial vehicle and motorcycle; car ownership measured as car density per 1,000 people.

BMI’s Autos Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (manufacturers, suppliers and dealers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each indices explained.

BMI Economic Forecasts

BMI forecasts to end-2019 for all headline macroeconomic indicators, including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company  developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews

In-depth analysis of the major global and regional developments in the market, which can be linked with the country industry overview, providing cross-country  investment, product and financing trends that will affect each market, supported by BMI’s global and regional industry forecasts.


The Autos reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as manufacturing associations, statistical bureaus, government transport ministries, national chambers of commerce and industry, national statistical offices, government ministries and central banks and multinational companies.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.