The influx of more than 670 million BAM of foreign direct investment registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The inflow of foreign direct investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2020 was BAM 678.2 million, according to data from the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH), which released the results of the statistical survey. on foreign direct investment for 2020.

In terms of geographic distribution, the largest influx of investments in 2020 came from Croatia (149.4 million BAM), followed by Serbia (135.3 million BAM).

Observed by activity, most investments were made in the field of financial services (banking sector) for an amount of 157 million BAM, then in the field of wholesale trade, or 93.9 million BAM, and in the field of electricity production, 88.6 million BAM.

Investment inflows can be described as relatively good given the deep global recession that has affected the capacity of foreign investors, even some increase from 2019 when investments were BAM 81 million lower. However, it should be noted that the majority of the investments were reinvested profits of existing companies with foreign investments, and they amounted to BAM 586.3 million, while the investments in the form of property shares were much weaker.

At the end of 2020, the balance of foreign direct investments stood at BAM 15.08 billion. This amount is the result of investments from previous years, as well as operations of companies with foreign capital. The largest amount of direct investment still concerns Austria (2.78 billion BAM), Croatia (2.42 billion BAM) and Serbia (close to BAM 2.19 billion).

Taking into account activities, the highest foreign direct investment balance is in financial services (BAM 3.67 billion), followed by telecommunications (BAM 1.74 billion) and wholesale trade (BAM 1.41 billion). BAM).

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