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Area: 4,463 km2
Age structure: 0-14 age group 16.15%; 14-24 age group 12.95%; 25-65 age group 52.80%; over 65 age group 18.10%
Gender: 48.08% men; 51.92% women
Educational qualifications structure: out of the total number of employed persons the majority holds a secondary school degree (46.73%), 11.83% hold a university degree and 7.34% a college degree
Administration: 6 towns, 13 municipalities
GDP per capita: 8.432,00 EUR
Unemployment rate: 28.7 %
Average gross salary(monthly): 949EUR
Export and import data: the total value of export of goods topped 405 million USD, while goods worth 305 million USD were imported in the County. The coverage of import by export was 132% (first nine months in 2010). In 2009 the total exports amounted to 444 million USD which is 37% lower in comparison to the previous year. The total import in 2009 was 362 million USD which is 47% lower in comparison to 2008.
Key export products:
- mineral fertilisers
- steel or iron seamless pipes
- baby food
- piezoelectric quartz crystals
Key sectors in the economy:
- metal processing industry
- electronics industry
Trends in the economy:
Sisak-Moslavina County suffered in 2009 a drop of 18.2% in revenues, which finally amounted to 8.8 billion HRK, while the total expenditures fell by 14% and equalled 9.3 billion HRK. These data show that the business in the county operated below the profitability level.
Such a situation caused the fall of profits and the growth of losses (229 million HRK of profits, a drop of 25.4%). The main cause for these results lies in the business activities of the processing industry. At the same time, the losses incurred are worth 777 million HRK, a 80.7% increase. Consolidated financial results are negative and add up to 548 million HRK.
However, business dominating the economy of the county are those which operated with profit. 950 businesses in the County (60%) operated with profit.
Investments in economy in the recent years:
- In 2009 Sisak-Moslavina County recorded a 3% increase of business investments in long-term property in comparison to the previous year. Investments in Sisak-Moslavina County in the last 5 years have been constantly rising, the majority of investment being focused on the technical structures (investments in equipment – 55% and in construction works, 40%).
- The growth of investments is particularly evident in the processing industry and in the 2002 – 2008 period the share of processing industry in overall investments grew from 30 to 40%.
Key sector: processing industry
The most important activities in the processing industry:
- Food production
- Wood processing
- Production of other non-metal mineral products
- Production of refined oil products
- Basic metals production
- Finished metal products
- Chemicals and chemical products manufacturing
- Electronic products manufacturing
Employment: 12,957 people work in the processing industry
The most important companies: Petrokemija, Gavrilović, Vivera, Sano, Selk, Trokut jsc.
Company AuroraEnergetika ltd. was founded in 2009 with the goal of developing and manufacturing the equipment for the application of renewable energy sources and intensive implementation of energy efficiency projects on all levels, focusing especially on the area of lighting. The company produces equipment for the use of renewable energy sources and development of LED (light emitting diodes) lights for public lighting by applying new knowledge and technology.
Semi-conductor industry in Croatia is still underdeveloped. Applied Ceramics is one of the leaders with a unique position in Europe, given that it is the only semi-conductor components producer in Europe (other producers are located in the USA and Far East). ICT company Applied Ceramics Croatia has its own centre for development in USA, by its founder, which monitors the demand on the markets, develops new products and production technologies, and transfers them to its subsidiary in Sisak which is in charge of production of the new products.
The company Pharmas is a modern pharmaceutical company for the production of generic medicines, built in the business zone “Mišička“, municipality of Popovača. The goal of the company is to ensure high quality medicines to the public thus upgrading their quality of life. In the first stage of production, the company will produce the medicines most requested on the domestic market.
- Trade: total number of active companies: 435
- Construction: total number of active companies 169
- Trade: 10% of all employed persons in the county
- Construction: 9.5 % of all employed persons in the county
Business zones: There are 39 planned business zones in Sisak-Moslavina County. Ten business zones are completed or close to completion and equipped with the entire necessary infrastructure, while other zones are only at the beginning or still in preparation.
With the goal of further developing the business zones in Sisak-Moslavina County, and taking into account the criteria as high level of readiness, high level of infrastructure equipment, analysed business potential, ensuring the employment, solved ownership issues within the zone and all necessary permits and licences issued, the zones in the County have been classified as top priority business zones and low priority business zones.
One of the most important national roads crosses Sisak-Moslavina County: E-70, Zagreb-Lipovac. A part from this one, there are 11 national roads, 84 county roads and 170 local raods in the County, the most important being, D31 (Zagreb-Velika Gorica-Gornji Viduševac), D30 (Zagreb-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica), D36 (Karlovac-Pokupsko-Sisak-Popovača) and D37(Sisak-Petrinja-Glina).
Today the influence of Sisak as railway junction has decreased significantly in comparison to the pre-war period. However, there are needs to revitalise it. The most important railway route is the M104: Zagreb-Sisak-Novska and railway passing through Sisak also connects Zagreb to Bosnia and Herzegovina and to the South of Croatia.
Pleso airport is only 35 km away from Sisak and therefore, SIsak Moslavina County does not need its own airport.
River traffic is also very well developed but only for cargo transport. The only Croatian river carrier, Dunav Loyd, is based in Sisak.
Sisak-Moslavina County has 35 primary schools and 15 secondary school.
Higher education institutions are concentrated in Sisak (Faculty of Metallurgy, Faculty of Organisation and Informatics Varaždin – Centre Sisak), Petrinja (Faculty for Teachers’ Education) and Kutina (Business college Libertas).
Further information about the County
Development Agency of Sisak-Moslavina County SI-MO-RA
Invest in Sisak-Moslavina County
Croatian Chamber of Economy – Regional Office Sisak
Croatian Chamber of Crafts and Trade of Sisak-Moslavina County
Sisak-Moslavina County - business zones