Consumer prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina fell 0.5 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, after dropping 1.3 percent in the prior month. It was the smallest decline in prices since last April, due to a softer decline in transport cost (-3.6 percent vs -7.4 percent) and increases in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.1 percent vs 0.4 percent), education (0.3 percent, the same as in February), restaurants & hotels (0.4 percent, the same as in February), and miscellaneous goods (0.4 percent vs -0.1 percent). Meanwhile, housing & utilities cost was unchanged, following a 0.5 percent drop in February. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8 percent, after increasing 0.5 percent in the prior month. source: Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Statistics (BHAS)

Inflation Rate in Bosnia and Herzegovina averaged 1.40 percent from 2006 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 9.90 percent in July of 2008 and a record low of -2.10 percent in May of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Bosnia and Herzegovina Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Bosnia and Herzegovina Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to be 0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Bosnia and Herzegovina to stand at 1.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.30 percent in 2022 and 1.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.50 -1.30 9.90 -2.10 2006 - 2021 percent Monthly
2010=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-28 11:25 AM Dec -1.6% -1.6% -1.4%
2021-03-05 01:40 PM Jan -1.7% -1.6% -1.4%
2021-03-25 10:00 AM Feb -1.3% -1.7% -1.4%
2021-04-27 10:00 AM Mar -0.5% -1.3% -1%
2021-05-28 10:25 AM Apr -0.5%
2021-06-25 02:30 PM May
2021-07-27 01:30 PM Jun
2021-08-27 10:30 AM Jul


News Stream
Bosnia and Herzegovina Deflation Eases to Year Low
Consumer prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina fell 0.5 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, after dropping 1.3 percent in the prior month. It was the smallest decline in prices since last April, due to a softer decline in transport cost (-3.6 percent vs -7.4 percent) and increases in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.1 percent vs 0.4 percent), education (0.3 percent, the same as in February), restaurants & hotels (0.4 percent, the same as in February), and miscellaneous goods (0.4 percent vs -0.1 percent). Meanwhile, housing & utilities cost was unchanged, following a 0.5 percent drop in February. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8 percent, after increasing 0.5 percent in the prior month.
2021-04-27
Bosnia and Herzegovina Deflation Slows to 6-Month Low
Consumer prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina decreased by 1.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2021, easing from a 1.7 percent fall in the prior month. It was the eleventh consecutive month of declines in consumer prices but the softest since August last year, as cost dropped less for transport (-7.4 percent vs -9.4 percent in January); housing & utilities (-0.5 percent vs -1 percent); and furniture & household goods (-1.2 percent vs -1.4 percent). On the other hand, prices fell faster for clothing & footwear (-11.5 percent vs -10.9 percent). Meantime, prices increased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.4 percent vs 0.1 percent); restaurant & hotels (0.4 percent vs 0.6 percent) and health (0.8 percent vs 0.9). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent, after increasing 0.4 percent in the prior month.
2021-03-25
Bosnia and Herzegovina CPI Falls the Most in 8 Months
Consumer prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina decreased 1.7 percent year-on-year in January of 2021,following a 1.6 percent decrease last month. It was the tenth consecutive month of falls in consumer prices, and the biggest decline since May. Main downward pressure coming from transport (-9.4 percent); housing & utilities (-1 percent); clothing & footwear (-10.9 percent) and furniture & household goods (-1.4 percent) . Meantime, prices increased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.1 percent); restaurant & hotels (0.6 percent); health (0.9 percent); education (0.3 percent); communications (0.1 percent); and other goods and services (0.6 percent); On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.4 percent.
2021-03-05
Bosnia and Herzegovina Deflation Steady at 1.6%
Consumer prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina decreased 1.6 percent year-on-year in December of 2020, the same as in the previous month. It was the ninth consecutive month of falls in consumer prices, with main downward pressure coming from transport (-10.3 percent); housing & utilities (-0.8 percent); clothing & footwear (-10.4 percent) and furniture & household goods (-2 percent). Meantime, cost advanced for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.6 percent); restaurant & hotels (1.7 percent) and Education (0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent.
2021-01-28

Bosnia and Herzegovina Inflation Rate
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods.