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The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

 
 
Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina

International Reserves

US$ 4.248 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 17.431 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

32.044 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
3.6% 5% 3.5% 6.3% 4% 6.1% 6.1% 5.7%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
-2.9% 0.7% 1.7% 0%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 4,488 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$8,251 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A N/A 0.04% 0.04% 0.04%

**Forecast

 
 
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GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 10.1% 
  • industry: 25.8% 
  • services: 64.1% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
-0.4%(2008) 2.1% 3.7% 2.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
24.1% 27.2% 27.6%(2009) 27.6%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
31.2% 36.1% 39.6% 40.6% 43.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-3.9% -5.7% -4.5% -3.1% -3.8%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's rating: B3

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

N/A

 
 
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Current account balance

US$ -1.4 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.8% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

35.9% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.03%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.03% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$5.427 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

metals, clothing, wood products

Total imports

US$10.18 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

Slovenia 18.3%, Croatia 15.1%, Italy 14.8%, Germany 13.9%, Austria 12.4% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Croatia 20%, Germany 13.3%, Slovenia 13.1%, Italy 9.7%, Russia 7.7%, Austria 6.2%, Hungary 4.8% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$251 million US$230 million(2009) US$435 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$6 million US$42 million US$20 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 126 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 162 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 120 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 93 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 70 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 100 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 103 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 128 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 163 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 158 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 83 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

88

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 104 Score: 57.3 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

51,197 km2 (2006)

Capital

Sarajevo (2009)

Currency

konvertibilna markas (BAM) (2009)

Government type

emerging federal democratic republic (2009)

Languages

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

Religions

Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 14%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A 3.78 million 3.88 million 3.85 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
19% 35.5% 43.2% 48.3%
Population median age

39 years (2010)

Population growth rate

-0.2% (2011)

Life expectancy

76 years (2010)

Adult literacy

98% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

<2% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

36.21 (2007)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:4
Civil Liberties:3 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

110% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

60% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Sarajevo: 192nd (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

7.9887 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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