EU-Mercosur - a boost for jobs and exports in Croatia

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Croatia already export a wide range of goods and services to Mercosur.

The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.


Companies and jobs

53 The number of Croatian companies that export to Mercosur.

79% The share of EU companies exporting to Mercosur that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

855,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Mercosur help support.


Exports and Imports

Croatia and Mercosur already have a close trading relationship. The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will give it a big boost.

28th Mercosur is Croatia's 28th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€ 70m The value of Croatian exports to Mercosur.

€ 59m The value of Croatian imports from Mercosur.


EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2016 (latest available year). Statistics on firms exporting to Argentina and Brazil, which account for 95% of exports to MERCOSUR countries
  • Jobs: WIOD database, 2011. The jobs figures are underestimates as they refer only to EU exports to Brazil. Estimates for all Mercosur countries are not available.
  • Exports and Imports: Eurostat. Goods and services figures based on latest available data (2017).
    Trade partner ranking is based on goods only.