Foreword

Dear readers,

Welcome to the websites of the Croatian Competitiveness Cluster for food processing sector.

The cluster represents a networking and cooperation platform for different business subjects aiming to improve food processing sector competitiveness in the Republic of Croatia. Cluster inaugural assembly was held in January 2013 in Zagreb, comprised of recognised business subjects and public, private and business institutions, scientific and research community stakeholders and professional and business associations.

The goal of networking of various interested stakeholders during the implementation of different projects is to contribute to the enhancement of competitiveness of business subjects, increase the employment and competitiveness of food-processing sector, develop equal regional development and sustainable development and wellbeing of the society.

The cluster represents vast potential for cooperation, growth and development of individual subjects as well as the whole community. Therefore, from a community viewpoint, a cluster is a form of socially responsible engagement, handling resources to create new values not only for individual subjects, but also for the wellbeing of the whole community. Furthermore, examples of clusters active in various sectors in other countries, despite challenging economic periods and turbulent environment, testify in favour of successfulness of such a cooperation model between different social subjects, operating to enhance competitiveness and sustainable development of the community.

 

GDP in 2016 – 45,58 billion € • GDP per capita 2016 – 10 929 € • Exports of goods in 2016 – 12,3 billion € • Tourism Revenue 2016 – 8,6 billion € • Average exchange rate in 2016 HRK/EUR – 7,5; HRK/USD – 6,8