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Foreign direct investments in Bosnia soar 53% y/y in H1

Foreign direct investments in Bosnia soar 53% y/y in H1 Author: Radomir Ralev

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 4 (SeeNews) - Foreign direct investments in Bosnia and Herzegovina amounted to 650.1 million marka ($364.7 million/332.4 million euro) in the first half of 2019, up from 423.3 million marka recorded a year before, the country’s central bank said.

Of the total amount, 252.8 million marka were recorded in the first three months, whereas the rest came in the second quarter, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday. 

Most investments were made in the form of equity investment - 304.8 million marka, while retained earnings totalled 293.3 million marka. 

Russia was the biggest foreign investor in Bosnia in January-June with 265.1 million marka, followed by Croatia with 114.2 million marka, and the Netherlands with 83.1 million marka.

(1 euro = 195583 marka)

 

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