The private sector in Croatia made the biggest contribution to the 1.2 percent GDP growth in the second quarter of 2015, Croatian economists said.
Economic analyst and consultant in T&MC Group, Damir Novotny, said on Saturday that although figures were positive, the growth of industrial production and enlarged exports of food, wood, steel and pharmaceutical came as results of successful private sector.
Ivan Lovrincevic, an economic analyst at Zagreb Economic Institute, said that retail and tourism were the main contributors for the growth.
The positive effects from successful tourism season would last to next quarter, he said.
Croatian Employer's Association General Director Davor Majetic said earlier that the growth came from restructuring of private sector, which adapted to new situation and focus on exports.
He called on urgent and serious work on fiscal consolidation, public debt reduction and structural reforms.