Croatia - Domestic trade

Domestic trade occurs mainly between urban industry and rural agriculture. Civil strife and economic recessions in the past decade have severely weakened the domestic economy. The government has looked toward foreign investments to boost the economy. Privatization and anti-corruption programs are likely to attract such foreign investments. A boost in the tourism industry has also aided the economy. As of 2002, about 58% of the GDP was contributed by the services sector.

Normal working hours for public offices are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM , Monday through Friday. Banks are typically open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM , Monday through Friday, and from 7:00 AM until noon on Saturdays. During the week, shops are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM , and from 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturdays. Summer holidays may translate into closed businesses during the months of July and August.

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