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Bosnia's FDI inflow flattish at 400.5 mln euro in 2018

Author Iskra Pavlova
Bosnia's FDI inflow flattish at 400.5 mln euro in 2018 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina; License: CC0 Creative Commons

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), August 12 (SeeNews) - Bosnia attracted 783.4 million marka ($449.3 million/400.5 million euro) in foreign direct investment in 2018, a volume little changed on an annual comparison basis, the central bank said on Monday.

Last year's FDI volume is equivalent to 2.3% of GDP, the central bank said in a statement.

The highest inflow of foreign investment in 2018 came from Russia (104.2 million marka), followed by Croatia (106 million marka), the Netherlands (94 million marka), Austria (87 million marka) and Germany with 83.7 million marka.

Most of last year's investments were made in banking services (145.6 million marka), followed by manufacturing of coke and refined oil products (135.8 million marka), retail trade (87.7 million marka) and production of base metals (52 million marka).

At the same time, FDI outflows from Bosnia dropped 6.2% to 873.7 million marka in 2018, with the highest volumes going to Croatia (229.7 million marka) and Germany (163.8 million marka).

Bosnia's overall FDI stock stood at 14.29 billion marka at the end of 2018 with the highest amounts of investments related to Austria (2.7 billion marka), Croatia (2.3 billion marka) and Serbia (2.0 billion marka), the central bank said, adding it has revised these figures for a period of five years, to bring them in line with the most recent information on actual economic and corporate activities.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)