The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBBH) published the foreign direct investments (FDI) statistics for 2017, which indicate that the FDI inflow in 2017 amounted to BAM 777.7 million, or 2.5% of GDP. The inflow of FDI in 2017 was increased by BAM 213.6 million compared to 2016.
In terms of geographical distribution in 2017, the highest investment inflows were from Austria (BAM 186.8 million), Croatia (BAM 102.0 million), Slovenia (BAM 101.7 million), Switzerland (BAM 58.7 million) and Serbia (BAM 53.9 million).
As per activities, the most investments were realized in financial intermediation (banking sector), amounting to BAM 261.2 million, then, the activities related to retail trade, in total amount of BAM 110.2 million, the activities related to production and supply with electricity in amount of BAM 64.2 million, the activities related to production of base metals, in amount of BAM 50.7 and activities related to production of motor vehicles in amount of BAM 46.5 million. The total amount includes also the investments outflows, mostly related to manufacture of beverages, in amount of BAM 35.6 million.
In the end of 2017, the balance of FDI amounted to BAM 13.45 billion, with the biggest portion of 66.1% related to equity. The biggest amount of FDI still refers to Austria (BAM 2.6 billion), Croatia (BAM 2.3 billion) and Serbia (BAM 2.0 billion)
When it comes to the statistics on the FDIs going out from Bosnia and Herzegovina abroad, in 2017, the flows abroad amounted to BAM 132.0 million and they have increased by BAM 70.3 million compared to 2016, when recorded flows abroad amounted to BAM 61.7 million. As the consequence of investments in the previous years, the balance of domestic investments abroad amounted to BAM 872.8 million.
According to the auditing policies and on the basis of additional data, with publishing the data for 2017, the audits were performed over the amounts of flows and balances of FDI for the previous years, too.