Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina jumped 7.3 percent year-on-year in December 2019, up from a 4.1 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest gain in retail trade activity since March, as non-food sales advanced faster (11.3 percent vs 7.7 percent in November). Also, automotive fuel sales fell at a softer pace (-3.5 percent vs -9.6 percent) while food, beverages & tobacco products sales slowed (9.1 percent vs 9.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade went up 0.9 percent, easing from a 2.0 percent rise in November. For full 2019, retail trade grew 5.0 percent when compared with 2018.

Retail Sales YoY in Bosnia and Herzegovina averaged 6.15 percent from 2010 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 22.20 percent in April of 2011 and a record low of -10.50 percent in March of 2010. This page provides the latest reported value for - Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Statistics (BHAS)

Retail Sales YoY in Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to be 2.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in Bosnia and Herzegovina to stand at 3.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.20 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.30 4.10 22.20 -10.50 2010 - 2019 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-07 09:30 AM Sep 2.7% 3.5% 3.5%
2019-12-02 10:00 AM Oct 4.2% 2.7% 3.1%
2019-12-30 10:00 AM Nov 4.1% 4.3%
2020-02-05 11:30 AM Dec 7.3% 4.1% 2.5%
2020-03-16 01:00 PM Jan 7.3%
2020-04-02 11:40 AM Feb
2020-05-06 09:45 AM Mar 2.9%
2020-06-01 11:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Bosnia Retail Trade Growth at 9-Month High of 7.3%
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina jumped 7.3 percent year-on-year in December 2019, up from a 4.1 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest gain in retail trade activity since March, as non-food sales advanced faster (11.3 percent vs 7.7 percent in November). Also, automotive fuel sales fell at a softer pace (-3.5 percent vs -9.6 percent) while food, beverages & tobacco products sales slowed (9.1 percent vs 9.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade went up 0.9 percent, easing from a 2.0 percent rise in November. For full 2019, retail trade grew 5.0 percent when compared with 2018.
2020-02-05
Bosnia Retail Trade Growth Slows to 4.1% YoY
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina increased 4.1 percent year-on-year in November 2019, easing from an upwardly revised 4.3 percent rise in the previous month. Fuel sales fell faster (-9.6 percent vs -7.3 percent in October) while those of food (9.9 percent vs 9.1 percent) and non-food products (7.7 percent vs 7.6 percent) advanced faster. On a monthly basis, retail sales climbed 2.0 percent, accelerating from a 1.5 percent gain in October.
2019-12-30
Bosnia Retail Trade Growth Rises 4.2% YoY in October
Retail sales in in Bosnia and Herzegovina climbed 4.2 percent from a year earlier in October 2019, up from a 2.7 percent rise in the previous month’s five-month low. Sales accelerated for both food (8.9 percent vs 7.1 percent in September) and non-food products (7.5 percent vs 7.4 percent) while fuel sales dropped less (-7.3 percent vs -10.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade grew 1.4 percent, rebounding from a 1.5 percent fall in September.
2019-12-02
Bosnia Retail Trade Growth at 4-Month Low
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in September of 2019, below a 3.5 percent rise in the previous month. It was the lowest growth in retail sales since May, as food, beverages & tobacco sales advanced at a softer pace (7.1 percent vs 9.4 percent in August) while fuel sales dropped further (-10.7 percent vs -7.4 percent). Meanwhile, non-food products sales rose faster (7.5 percent vs 5.6 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade decreased 1.5 percent, after a 0.7 percent rise in the previous month.
2019-11-07

Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.