Croatia has a well-developed economic infrastructure, even though it is still below the standards of developed European countries. Of a total of 29,000 kilometres of roads, 20,000 kilometres are asphalted; of a total of 2,762 kilometres of railways, 983 kilometres are electrified. The main Croatian ports, Rijeka, Split and Plo╦e, are well connected with the inland. In 1997 more than 27 million tonnes of goods passed through Croatian ports, mostly through the port of Rijeka.
The Croatian postal and telecommunications systems have experienced intense development over the last few years. According to available figures for 1996, 1,581,000 telephone subscribers were registered in Croatia.