CBBH upgrades its statistics of foreign direct investments

CBBH upgrades its statistics of foreign direct investments

SARAJEVO, January 21 (FENA) – Through its statistical surveys, the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH) enabled a more detailed presentation of balance of the foreign direct investment (FDI).

Through a new cross-table survey, users have simultaneous insight into the amounts of investments by countries and areas of activity.

Based on such presentation, it is possible to analyze the structure of investments for each of the countries from which foreign direct investments come, as well as, the geographical origin of investments for each of the areas of activity (according to Nace Rev2).

In this way, the available statistical basis for the presentation and analysis of BH investment potential is enriched.

FDI statistics compiled in this way are available for the period 2014-2017, and can be found on the statistical portal of the CBBH website.

The investment analysis from three countries with the largest amount of investment in BH at the end of 2017, points to the following: in investments from Austria, the largest share of 60.4% relates to financial activities and insurance activities, 25.7% to the manufacturing industry, and 5.4% to real estate business.

At the same time, in case of Croatia, as the second largest investor in BH, the investment in financial activities and insurance activities amount to 46.4%, in the manufacturing industry 19.6%, and in the trade sector 15.4%.

Investments from Serbia are dominant in the area of information and communication (70.0% of total investments), 11.3% in trade and 7.4% in the manufacturing industry, stated the CBBH in a press release.