Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina fell 7.7 percent year-on-year in March of 2020, after an upwardly revised 10.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in retail trade since series began in March of 2010, as sales dropped for non-food products (-11.5 percent vs 20.7 percent in February) and automotive fuel (-26.1 percent vs -6.8 percent). On the other hand, food sales advanced faster (10.8 percent vs 10.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales slumped a record 12.9 percent, and compared to a 3 percent rise in the previous month. Considering the first quarter of 2020, retail trade advanced 3.7 percent over the same period of 2019.

Retail Sales YoY in Bosnia and Herzegovina averaged 6.10 percent from 2010 until 2020, 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. Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Statistics (BHAS)

Retail Sales YoY in Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to be -2.00 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 5.80 percent in 2021 and 3.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7.70 10.70 22.20 -10.50 2010 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-05 11:30 AM Dec 7.3% 4.1% 2.5%
2020-03-20 01:00 PM Jan 10.6% 7.3% 6.8%
2020-04-02 10:00 AM Feb 10.3% 10.4% 9.1%
2020-05-06 09:20 AM Mar -7.7% 10.7% 2.9%
2020-06-01 11:00 AM Apr -7.7%
2020-07-01 10:00 AM May
2020-07-31 09:00 AM Jun -2%
2020-08-28 09:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Bosnia Retail Sales Fall the Most in a Decade
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina fell 7.7 percent year-on-year in March of 2020, after an upwardly revised 10.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in retail trade since series began in March of 2010, as sales dropped for non-food products (-11.5 percent vs 20.7 percent in February) and automotive fuel (-26.1 percent vs -6.8 percent). On the other hand, food sales advanced faster (10.8 percent vs 10.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales slumped a record 12.9 percent, and compared to a 3 percent rise in the previous month. Considering the first quarter of 2020, retail trade advanced 3.7 percent over the same period of 2019.
2020-05-06
Bosnia Retail Trade Growth Slows to 10.3% YoY in February
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina increased 10.3 percent year-on-year in February 2020, easing from a downwardly revised 10.4 percent rise in the previous month. Sales fell faster for automotive fuel (-7.7 percent vs -0.4 percent in January) while those of non-food products (20.4 percent vs 17.9 percent) and food products (10.2 percent vs 8.2 percent) advanced faster. On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 3 percent, accelerating from a 2 percent gain in January.
2020-04-02
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 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.