Koprivnica – Križevci County Download as PDF

Koprivnica Križevci County is located in the northwestern part of the Republic of Croatia, with a total area of 1,748 km2 and a population of 101,661, which makes it the seventeenth largest county in Croatia.

The administrative structure of the Koprivnica Križevci County consists of 22 municipalities and 3 cities and the seat of the County is the city of Koprivnica.
On the north-eastern side, Koprivnica Križevci County borders with Hungary. Within the Republic of Croatia Koprivnica Križevci County borders with Međimurje, Varaždin, Zagreb, Bjelovar-Bilogora and Virovitica-Podravina County.

The most important roads in Koprivnica Križevci County are state road DC 41 GP Gola – Koprivnica – Križevci – interchange Vrbovec 1, state road DC 2 (“Podravska magistrala”) and subdivision of the highway Gradec – Križevci, of which 6 km passes through the Koprivnica Križevci County, as well as railway lines on the corridor Rijeka – Budapest and Varaždin – Osijek. The existing geotraffic position of Koprivnica Križevci County will be improved by the continuation of the construction of the highway DC 10 Križevci – Koprivnica – Hungarian border, the construction of the Podravina highway and the completion of the construction of the second track of the Dugo Selo – Križevci – state border with Hungary (https://pora.com.hr/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/DEVELOPMENT-PLAN-OF-KOPRIVNICA-KRIZEVCI-COUNTY-2021-2027-SUMMARY.pdf).

According to the economic structure, in the area of Koprivnica Križevci County in 2021 there were active 1697 trades and 2060 companies of which 1794 micro, 236 small, 23 medium-sized and 7 large entrepreneurs.

The most important economic activities are:
• manufacturing (metal processing industry, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, wood processing industry and furniture production, paper and paper products production industry);
• energy;
• wholesale and retail trade;
• agriculture;
• construction.

The most important companies in the area of Koprivnica Križevci County in the above-mentioned activities are: Podravka Plc., Belupo Plc., Rasco Ltd., Bauwerk Boen Group Plc., Hartman Plc., Eko papir Ltd., Vemo trade Ltd., KTC Plc., Radnik Ltd., Carlsberg Croatia Ltd and Mauthner Ltd.

According to the statistical data of the Agency for Payments in Agriculture, Fishing and Rural Development for 2021, a total of 9.682 agricultural holdings were registered in the county, with dominant livestock production.

Koprivnica Križevci County has a significant tourist potential that is manifested through enology (wine roads), hiking, cycling, cultural, religious, sports, hunting and fishing tourism, and is abundant in natural and historical-cultural heritage, which represents a significant basis for various forms of continental tourism with an emphasis on rural tourism.
Total income of entrepreneurs in Koprivnica Križevci County in 2021 was 1.82 billion EUR, which is 7% more than in 2020. The profit of entrepreneurs in Koprivnica Križevci County in 2021 was approximately 88 million EUR, which is 16.8% more than in 2020. The foreign trade exchange of entrepreneurs in 2021 was 180 million EUR.
According to the data of the State Bureau of Statistics, the average net salary per employee in legal entities for the first quarter 2022 at the level of Koprivnica Križevci County was 906 EUR.

The most significant entrepreneurs by total revenue in 2021 were Podravka Inc., KTC Inc., Belupo Inc., Radnik Inc., Carlsberg Croatia LLC, Mauthner LLC, Bauwerk Group Hrvatska LLC, Hartmann LLC, Poljocentar LLC, and Širjan LLC.

The most significant entrepreneurs by total revenue in 2021 were Podravka Inc., Belupo Inc., KTC Inc., Radnik Inc., Bauwerk Group Hrvatska LLC, Eko papir LLC, Rasco LLC, Vemo Trade LLC, Hartmann LLC, and Carlsberg Croatia LLC.

The most significant entrepreneurs in 2021 according to exports were Podravka Inc., Belupo LLC, Bauwerk Group Hrvatska LLC, Hartman LLC, Mauthner LLC, Rasco LLC, Eko papir LLC, Carsberg Croatia LLC, Vemo Trade LLC, and Monolitinvest LLC.

In the area of Koprivnica Križevci County there are 3 business incubators: Business Incubator Dravska and Incubator of creative industries managed by Enter Koprivnica Ltd., Business Incubator Đurđevac managed by Stari grad Ltd. and Križevci Development Center and Technology Park, which is managed by Križevci Entrepreneurship Center Ltd.

It is also important to mention other entrepreneurial support institutions that provide support to entrepreneurs: Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Koprivnica County Chamber, Chamber of Crafts of Koprivnica Križevci County, Regional Energy Agency North and PORA Regional Development Agency of Koprivnica Križevci County.

There are 49 entrepreneurial zones in the area of Koprivnica Križevci County, in which 29 economic activities are carried out, and the other zones are planned or under construction (https://pora.com.hr/poduzetnicke-zone/?lang=en).

According to the NUTS 2 division, Koprivnica Križevci County is part of region Northern Croatia, and in accordance with the new regional support map, the intensity of support for entrepreneurs can range from 50% to 70%.

Koprivnica Križevci County, together with Krapina-Zagorje, Međimurje, Varaždin and Zagreb County is part of the region Northern Croatia within the Plan for the Industrial Transition of Northern Croatia which was adopted in November 2021. At the level of the Industrial Transition Plan, 5 regional value chains (RLC) have been defined and will be encouraged:

  • RLC Smart industry of Northern Croatia
  • RLC Production of vehicles in Northern Croatia
  • RLC Health industry of Northern Croatia
  • RLC Green growth of Northern Croatia
  • RLC Service sector of high added value in Northern Croatia.

In the area of Koprivnica Križevci County there are 36 schools of which 10 are secondary: 3 gymnasiums, 3 high schools, 2 vocational schools, 1 art and 1 music school, and 3 Centers of Excellence for encouraging gifted students.

In order to improve the quality of vocational education, Koprivnica Križevci County Competence Center from the (sub)sector of electrical engineering and computing was established, and within this project, Vocational School Koprivnica and partner institution Vocational school Đurđevac were reconstructed and extended, while the equipment is currently underway.

Higher education in the area of Koprivnica Križevci County takes place at the Križevci College of Agriculture, which is one of the oldest agricultural and forestry universities in Southeastern Europe that has been operating since 1860, and University North in Koprivnica, which was founded in 2012. Recently, in Đurđevac there is also a new undergraduate professional study in Computing and Informatics.

[Source: PORA Regional Development Agency of Koprivnica-Križevačka County, July 2022]

Main Indicators

GDP EUR 1.009.307.000
Population 101.221
Men 49.129
Women 52.092
Age 0-14 14.618
Age 15+ 86.603
GDP Per Capita EUR 9.573,00
Area Size km² 1.748
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics: GDP (2020), Population (2021), Area size (2021)

Gross Value Added by ActivitiesEUR

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2020

Infrastructure

Motorways km 0
Broadband Connections number and density 21.284 / 62%
Number of issued building permits 278
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics: Motorways (2021), Building permits (2022), Croatian Regulatory Agency for Network Industries: Broadband Connections (2022)

Investments

  Amount
Foreign Direct Investments million EUR 139
Source: Croatian National Bank, 1993 - 2022

Foreign Direct Investment by Activitymil. EUR

Activity Amount
Manufacture of food products 47,80
Manufacture of paper and paper products 25,90
Manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials 19,50
Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding 15,20
Beverage production 10,70
Other 19,40
Source: Croatian National Bank, 1993 - 2022

Foreign Direct Investment by Countrymil. EUR

Country Amount
Malta 41,40
Denmark 35,70
Italy 16,60
Hungary 15,10
Switzerland 13,00
Other 16,70
Source: Croatian National Bank, 1993 - 2022

Gross Investment in new Fixed Assets, by Location of Investment Constructions and Types of Assets

Asset type Amount (EUR, 000)
Buildings, spaces and structures 185.919
Machinery and equipment with fittings 62.097
Transport equipment 7.420
Cultivated biological resources 3.394
Intellectual property products 7.006
Total 269.335
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2022

Biggest Investors

Company Activity Website
PODRAVKA d.d. MANUFACTURING http://www.podravka.hr
HARTMANN d.o.o. MANUFACTURING http://www.hartmann-packaging.com
VODNE USLUGE d.o.o. WATER SUPPLY; WASTEWATER REMOVAL, MR. WASTE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION http://www.vukz.hr
KTC d.d. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE; REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES http://www.ktc.hr
KOMUNALIJE d.o.o. WATER SUPPLY; WASTEWATER REMOVAL, MR. WASTE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION http://www.komundju.hr
CARLSBERG CROATIA d.o.o. MANUFACTURING http://www.carlsberg.hr
ŠIRJAN d.o.o. AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES http://www.sirjan.hr
BELUPO d.d. MANUFACTURING http://www.belupo.hr
RASCO d.o.o. MANUFACTURING http://www,rasco.hr
RADNIK d.d. CONSTRUCTION http://www.radnik.hr
Source: Financial Agency, data for 2022

Maximum Investment Incentives' Intensity according to the Investment Promotion Act

Large enterprises Medium enterprises Small and micro-enterprises
50% 60% 70%
Source: 2022-2027 Regional Aid Map for Croatia

International Trade

Export by Activity000 EUR

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2022

Import by Activity000 EUR

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2022

Export by Country000 EUR

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2022

Import by Country000 EUR

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2022

Education

Eduction level Number of pupils
Kindergartens and Other Legal Entities Implementing Preschool Education Programmes 3.661
Basic Schools, Beginning of School Year 8.112
Upper Secondary Schools, Beginning of School Year 3.591
Students Enrolled on Professional and University Study, According to Place of Permanent Residence 2.514
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2022/2023

Number of High School Studends Who Have Completed Their Education

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2020/2021

Number of Students and Institutions by Educational Sectors

Educational Sector Number of Institutions Number of Students
Economics, trade and business administration 3 475
Electrical engineering and computing 2 421
Agriculture, food and veterinary 3 409
Mechanical engineering, shipbuilding and metallurgy 4 370
Tourism and catering 4 291
Health and social work 1 278
Construction and geodesy 2 90
Transport and logisitics 2 87
Personal, security and other services 2 85
Forestry and wood processing 2 35
Geology, mining, petroleum and chemical technology 1 18
Textiles and leather 1 7
Source: Ministry of Science and Education, data for 2022/2023

Students Who Graduated From University Study or Completed Professional Studys

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2021

Students Enrolled at Institutions of Higher Education, by Scientific and Artistic Fields of Study

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2021/2022

Institutions of Higher Education and Graduated Students

Name Students who graduated from or completed university or professional study
School of Professional Higher Education in Agriculture, Križevci 87
University North, Koprivnica 789
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2021

Business Indicators of Enterprises

Activity Number of Business Entities Number of Persons Employed Average Monthly Gross Earnings per Person in Paid Employment
(EUR)
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 233 842 1.135
Mining and quarrying 7 326 1.263
Manufacturing 601 8.671 1.169
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 45 263 1.514
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 35 599 1.109
Construction 455 1.884 1.072
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 905 2.895 1.072
Transportation and storage 182 881 1.136
Accommodation and food service activities 312 442 906
Information and communication 134 200 1.849
Financial and insurance activities 21 517 1.702
Real estate activities 45 7 1.144
Professional, scientific and technical activities 341 632 1.324
Administrative and support service activities 90 212 900
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security 57 1.503 1.452
Education 89 2.827 1.374
Human health and social work activities 133 2.038 1.551
Arts, entertainment and recreation 434 240 1.147
Other service activities 1.211 247 986
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2022

Unemployed

  Rate
Unemployment Rate 5,60%
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2022

Unemployed by Activity

Activity Number
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 88
Mining and quarrying 4
Manufacturing 313
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 4
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 12
Construction 121
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 141
Transportation and storage 20
Accommodation and food service activities 127
Information and communication 20
Financial and insurance activities 14
Real estate activities 4
Professional, scientific and technical activities 36
Administrative and support service activities 57
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security 213
Education 68
Human health and social work activities 78
Arts, entertainment and recreation 31
Other service activities 73
Not classified 378
Total 1.802
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2023

Registered unemployed by occupation

Source: Central Bureau of Statistics, data for 2023

Support Institutions Contacts

Name Contact Website
PORA, Regional Development Agency info@pora.com.hr http://www.pora.com.hr
Koprivnica-Križevac County info@kckzz.hr http://www.kckzz.hr
Administrative department for the economy, utilities and agriculture marijan.stimac@kckzz.hr http://www.kckzz.hr