In 2017, there were 15 553 persons that immigrated to the Republic of Croatia and 47 352 persons that emigrated from it. The Republic of Croatia had a negative net migration with foreign countries, which amounted to -31 799 – it was stated by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
According to them, in 2017, there were 50.9 percent of Croatian citizens and 49.1 percent of foreigners who immigrated into the Republic of Croatia, while 95.8 percent of Croatian citizens and 4.2 percent of foreigners emigrated abroad. Out of the total number of immigrants, there were 31.8 percent of persons who arrived from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Out of the total number of emigrants from the Republic of Croatia, 61.4 percent of persons departed to Germany.
When it comes to sex, in the total number of immigrants there were more men (63.1%). Out of the total number of emigrants, there were also more men (55.4%). The largest number of persons emigrated abroad were aged 20 − 39 (48.0%).
In 2017, the greatest share in the total number of persons who immigrated to the Republic of Croatia was recorded in the City of Zagreb (23.9%) and the County of Split-Dalmatia (12.8%). The largest share of emigrants from the Republic of Croatia to foreign countries was recorded in the City of Zagreb (14.4%), followed by the County of Vukovar-Sirmium and the County of Osijek-Baranja (10.8% each).