The HGK survey shows that 80% of domestic companies feel the effects of coronavirus on their business

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first_imgAs far as exports and imports are concerned, an equal number of companies are experiencing difficulties (around 65%), with a significant increase in the number of medium and large companies that have difficult imports due to the border blockade. The activities that record the largest decline in imports are still travel agencies and transport and storage, and this problem is increasingly faced by companies from the manufacturing industry, construction and wholesale and retail trade. The decline in exports and imports is most felt in the counties of Istria and Varaždin. The largest increase in the share of affected companies compared to the previous measurement was recorded in education, services and professional, scientific and technical activities, and the most common difficulties of entrepreneurs are still related to the completion of existing and already contracted jobs (growth of 9%) and reduced demand in the domestic market (growth of 8%). Travel agencies were the first to be hit by the crisis, so it is not surprising that more than half of them report a drop in bookings of 20 to 60%. According to a statement from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, this is an increase of 13 percentage points in just 16 days. Almost 60% of companies reported that they have so far recorded losses of up to HRK 500.000 (+ 5pp compared to the previous measurement), and if the situation continues, 11% expect losses of more than HRK XNUMX million. According to the latest survey results, 7% of companies have workers in self-isolation. Among them, more than half use the possibility of working from home, while in 30% of companies working from home is not possible. Micro companies are still the most flexible in this regard (59% support the possibility of working from home).So far, almost 2000 companies from all over the country have participated in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce survey.center_img “Tourism, agriculture and transport are still the most affected, and due to the decision to cancel mass gatherings, arts, entertainment and recreation are now among the most endangered activities. Of particular concern is the fact that 6% of micro-enterprises and 3% of large companies estimate that they will have to shut down their business if this situation continues for another month. “, said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović, commenting on the results of the survey. Photo: HGKlast_img

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