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.

Retail Sales YoY in Bosnia and Herzegovina averaged 6.14 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 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.10 4.30 22.20 -10.50 2010 - 2019 percent Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-30 09:00 AM Aug 3.5% 5.4% 4.2%
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 4.1% 2.5%


News Stream
2019-12-02
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.

2019-11-07
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.

2019-09-30
Bosnia Retail Sales Growth Eases in August
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina increased 3.5 percent year-on-year in August of 2019, slowing from a downwardly revised 5.4 percent rise in the prior month. Food, beverages & tobacco products sales advanced at a softer pace (9.4 percent vs 12.0 percent in July) while fuel sales dropped further (-7.4 percent vs -2.7 percent). On the other hand, non-food products sales rose faster (5.6 percent vs 5.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade increased 0.7 percent, rebounding from a 0.2 percent drop in the previous month.

2019-08-28
Bosnia Retail Sales Growth Eases in July
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina increased 5.7 percent year-on-year in July of 2019, slowing from a upwardly revised 6.1 percent rise in the prior month. Non-food products sales advanced at a softer pace (6.1 percent vs 6.4 percent in June) while fuel sales continued to decline (-2.7 percent vs -0.3 percent). On the other hand, food, beverages & tobacco sales advanced faster (11.9 percent vs 10.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade showed no growth, after a 5.4 percent gain in the prior month.

2019-07-31
Bosnia Retail Trade Growth at 3-Month High
Retail sales in Bosnia and Herzegovina advanced 5.8 percent year-on-year in June of 2019, recovering from a 0.7 percent drop in the previous month. It was the highest annual gain in retail sales since March, as non-food products sales rebounded (6.4 percent vs -2.3 percent in May) while food, beverages & tobacco sales advanced faster (10.7 percent vs 7.1 percent). In addition, fuel sales went down at a softer pace (-1.7 percent vs -7.4 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade increased 5.2 percent, following a 3.3 drop in the previous month.

2019-07-01
Bosnia and Herzegovina Retail Sales Fall in May
Retail trade in Bosnia and Herzegovina dropped by 0.7 percent year-on-year in May 2019, following a 4.9 percent gain in the previous month. It was the first decline in retail sales since February, as sales went down for fuel (-7.5 percent vs 3.2 percent in April) and non-food products (-2.3 percent vs 2.0 percent). Additionally, sales rose at a softer pace for food, beverages & tobacco (7.1 percent vs 10.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade fell 3.5 percent, following a 2.1 drop in the previous month.


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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Retail Sales MoM 2.00 1.50 27.50 -20.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.10 4.30 22.20 -10.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 24804907.00 23836655.00 24804907.00 15017526.00 BAM THO [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.29 1.27 1.66 0.66 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 9938.40 9913.70 9938.40 79.44 BAM Million [+]