Bosnia and Herzegovina: Economy

Economic Trivia

Foreign banks, primarily from Austria and Italy, control most of the banking sector in the country.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners: Croatia, Germany, and Italy
Top 3 Exported Goods: Furniture, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Aluminum

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Steel; Coal; Iron Ore; Lead

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $37 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 0.365% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $9,632 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 110/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -0.087% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $10,577 million (2012)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 25.5% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.892% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.842% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-1,632,722,187 (2012)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 1,452,872 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 20.5% (2012)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 30.3% (2012)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 49% (2012)
Unemployment Rate 28.2% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $9,294 million (2012)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $5,253 million (2012)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 90.104% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $322 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,902,456,952 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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