Citizens of Bosnia Herzegovina (BH) see price increases in stores every dayYes. Practically, as he has been reportedin recent months everything has become more expensive, especially food.
The unpleasant surprises of citizens with the prices, but also a situation that is getting out of hand, are confirmed by the Statistics Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
According to Agency data released on Friday, the prices of products and services used for personal consumption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, in November 2021, compared to the previous month, increased by 1.2% on average.
Higher prices were recorded in food and non-alcoholic beverages, accommodation and overhead, furniture and appliances, heacare, transport, restaurants…
In November, prices of food increased by 1.8%. Food growth in October was 2 percent higher than in September.
However, compared to November of last year, food growth increased 8.5% last month!
Marin Bago to Consumers’ Association “Futura” recalled than a crawling growth of prices this was on site for the last ten years, which, he underlined out, is most often unjustified. However, as he explained, ten years ago, the consumer basket was a little over 1,000 BAM, so the 10 percent price increase was not a big blow to citizens. Corn, now that the cthe consumer’s basket is greater than 2,000 BAM, the 10 percent increase is very visible and, as he said, is in fact unbearable.
Bago declared that such situations are a red alarm all over the world for government structureses, who respond immediately with intervention measures. Unfortunately in BiH he noted, that is not the subject.
“It’s a defeat of the economy, of politics, and management, simply a defeat of everything, and it must be said. In fact, it is very frustrating that even today nobody talks about measures, but about war and tensions, which means that the prices will increase even more. Economics and biology do not know calendars, and we will see that at thvery early next year, ”he said.
The average price of rice per kilogram, according to the Statistics Agency, was 3.2 BAM in November, and wheat flour bread 2.5 BAM per kilogram. On average we paid 23.5 BAM for a kilobutter ram last month, 14.7 BAM for boneless beef, 1.4 BAM for a liter of milk in a tetra pack, and 1.5 BAM for a kilogram of sugar.
When it comes to fruit, the average price of bananas per kilogram was 2.2 BAM, apples 1.7 BAM, and as for vegetables – one kilogram of beans cost on average 5.3 BAM, ppotatoes 1.3 BAM and onions 1.4 BAM. The average price of ground coffee per kilogram was 15 BAM and honey 18.4 BAMr.