Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina jumped 8.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, rebounding from a 0.5 percent decrease in the prior month. It was both the first and the highest gain in retail activity since the onset of the pandemic in February of last year. Retail sales of non-food stores led gains (21.1 percent vs 2.7 percent in February of 2021), followed by a rebound in automotive fuel sales (15.7 percent vs -3.4 percent), while those of food, beverages & tobacco declined at a faster pace (-9.6 percent vs -3.3 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales retreated 2.7 percent, reversing from a 3.7 percent gain in February. source: Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Statistics (BHAS)

Retail Sales YoY in Bosnia and Herzegovina averaged 4.76 percent from 2010 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 22.20 percent in April of 2011 and a record low of -34.60 percent in April of 2020. 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. Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to be 4.50 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 2.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022 and 2.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.30 -0.50 22.20 -34.60 2010 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-05 11:30 AM Dec -6.3% -7.3% -5.8%
2021-03-19 12:45 PM Jan -7.6% -6.3% -6.8%
2021-04-02 09:35 AM Feb -0.5% -1.7% -6.8%
2021-05-06 08:50 AM Mar 8.3% -0.5% 6.1%
2021-06-01 11:00 AM Apr 8.3% 19%
2021-07-01 10:00 AM May 8%
2021-07-30 09:00 AM Jun 4.5%
2021-09-02 09:20 AM Jul


News Stream
Bosnia Retail Sales Jump the Most in 13 Months
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina jumped 8.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, rebounding from a 0.5 percent decrease in the prior month. It was both the first and the highest gain in retail activity since the onset of the pandemic in February of last year. Retail sales of non-food stores led gains (21.1 percent vs 2.7 percent in February of 2021), followed by a rebound in automotive fuel sales (15.7 percent vs -3.4 percent), while those of food, beverages & tobacco declined at a faster pace (-9.6 percent vs -3.3 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales retreated 2.7 percent, reversing from a 3.7 percent gain in February.
2021-05-06
Bosnia Retail Sales Fall Less in February
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina went down 0.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2021, easing from a 1.7 percent drop in the previous month. Sales of automotive fuels declined at a softer pace (-3.4 percent vs -15.6 percent in January) while those of food, beverages & tobacco fell faster (-3.3 percent vs -1.7 percent). Meantime, non-food sabes increased 2.6 percent, slowing from a 4.8 percent rise. On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 3.8 percent, following a 4.7 percent gain in January.
2021-04-02
Bosnia Retail Sales Shrink the Most in 5 Months
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina shrank 7.6 percent year-on-year in January of 2021, following a 6.3 percent decline in the previous month. It was the steepest contraction in retail trade since August 2020, mainly due to automotive fuel (-25.3 percent vs -17.1 percent); and non-food sales (-2.8 percent vs -2.5 percent in December); while commerce of food, beverages & tobacco decreased at a softer pace (-0.4 percent vs -5.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 4.7 percent, after an upwardly revised 1.3 percent gain in December.
2021-03-19
Bosnia Retail Sales Decline 6.3% in December
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina decreased 6.3 percent year-on-year in December of 2020, following a 7.3 percent drop in the previous month. Sales fell at a softer pace for both food, beverages & tobacco (-5.3 percent vs -5.9 percent in November), and non-food sales (-2.5 percent vs -4.6 percent). Meanwhile, retail sales of automotive fuel plunged (-17.1 percent vs 15.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 1.2 percent, after a 0.9 percent increase in November. Considering the full 2020, retail trade shrank 8.3 percent over the previous year.
2021-02-05

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.