The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix deals with the data interpretation problems in the Croatian balance of payments and discusses in detail the overestimation of the size of the external current account deficit in the official statistics. It examines the behavior of the monetary aggregates in Croatia using econometric methods. The structure and performance of the banking sector is also analyzed, including the effects of competition and ownership structure on profitability and interest rate spreads.