The Croatian Bureau of Statistics publishes for the first time the results of the calculation of the economic importance of tourism for the Republic of Croatia in accordance with the methodology for the Tourism Satellite Account. The tables of the Tourism Satellite Account in 2016 have been compiled in cooperation with the Institute for Tourism.
The Tourism Satellite Account is used to estimate the direct economic contribution of tourism to the national economy.
The most important results derived from the Tourism Satellite Account are presented, that is, the values of internal tourism consumption, inbound tourism expenditure, domestic tourism expenditure, gross value added of tourism industries, tourism direct gross value added and tourism direct gross domestic product in 2016.
It is estimated that internal tourism consumption in 2016 amounted to 78 616 million kuna (table 1.), of which other components of tourism consumption amounted to 1 660 million kuna, or 2.11% of internal tourism consumption, while internal tourism expenditure in 2016 amounted to 76 955 million kuna, or 97.89% of internal tourism consumption.
Inbound tourism expenditure accounted for 86.33% (66 433 million kuna) of internal tourism expenditure, while domestic tourism expenditure accounted for 13.67% (10 523 million kuna) of internal tourism expenditure.
It is estimated that inbound tourism expenditure in 2016 amounted to 66433 million kuna (table 2.), of which tourism expenditure of non-resident tourists, that is, visitors who spent at least one night in Croatia, amounted to 62 525 million kuna, or 94.12% of inbound tourism expenditure.
Tourism expenditure of non-resident same-day visitors (excursionists) amounted to 3 907 million kuna, or 5.88% of inbound tourism expenditure (table 2.).
It is estimated that domestic tourism expenditure in 2016 amounted to 10 523 million kuna (table 3.), of which the tourism expenditure of resident visitors on domestic trips amounted to 9 001 million kuna, or 85.54% of domestic tourism expenditure. The tourism expenditure of resident tourists on domestic trips accounted for 72.66% (6 541 million kuna) of the tourism expenditure of resident visitors on domestic trips, while the tourism expenditure of resident same-day visitors accounted for 27.34% (2 461 million kuna).
The gross value added of tourism industries in 2016 amounted to 69 948 million kuna (table 4.). The gross value added of tourism industries represents 24.01% of the total gross value added realised in 2016. Following the calculation of the tourist share in the production for each of the tourism industries and other industries, the tourism direct gross value added has been calculated. It amounted to 31 734 million kuna in 2016 and accounted for 10.89% of total gross value added. The tourism direct gross domestic product in 2016 amounted to 40 040 million kuna and its share in total gross domestic product amounted to 11,40 %.
In 2016, the share of tourism direct gross value added of tourism industries in the total tourism direct gross value added amounted to 88.34%, while the share of tourism direct gross value added of other industries in the tourism direct gross value added amounted to 11.66% (G-4.)
Tourism ratio (the ratio of the internal consumption and the total supply of goods and services) in 2016 amounted to 0.0975, that is, 9.75% of the total supplyof goods and services were used to meet tourist demand.