ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatia's cost the first World Cup final has shown economic win accustomed to spending reaching near record levels as fans rush out to buy beers, snacks and television sets to adhere to encounter in Russia.
The country's biggest local retail chain, Konzum, declared the sale of crisps was up by Completely on Wednesday, when compared with a year ago, as fans munched from the 2-1 extra time conquer England during the semi-final.
Many will watch Sunday's final against France on new tvs, with many shops reporting a 400 percent rise on sales within the World Cup when compared with not too long ago.
Those sales have brought about a 12.95 billion kuna ($2.05 billion) spend by Croats and tourists because the World Cup began in the midst of June, in line with tax office data published by the Vecernji List daily on Thursday.
The three week sales numbers have fallen near to the 13.8 billion kuna record that’s mounted in December 2019 caused by Christmas holiday shopping.
Delighted Croatian cabinet ministers wearing the white and red checkered jerseys on Thursday, with prime minister Andrej Plenkovic saying the run to one more was "perfect promotion for the country on a global level". [L8N1U820A]
Analysts agreed, predicting a good start in tourism which already provides almost 20 % of your country's gross domestic product.
"This can be a great promotion for Croatia globally that may certainly reflect in a increased need for the nation," an economic analyst Mladen Vedris said.
"I expect we can have much more tourists, but it really really should not be the only real focus. We will need to use this possibility to draw more investments too."