The economic sentiment in Croatia in January 2017 stayed close to its highest level since the country joined the EU in mid-2013, on the back of improved expectations in the industrial sector that have offset subdued sentiments in other sectors of the economy, shows a report released by the European Commission on Monday.
The Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) in Croatia in January 2017 was 115.3 points, thus remaining close to its revised level in December 2016 of 115.5 points, its highest level since the country’s EU accession.
In its January reports the European Commission regularly publishes revised ESI values for the past year. Monthly ESI values for Croatia have been lowered by eight points on average.
At the start of this year, the sentiment has improved only in the production sector, where ESI has grown by 1.7 points to 6.8 points./IBNA