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PRESS CONFERENCE - AUGUST 2012 ( Google translate)


Press Conference, 24.08.2012. ( Google translate)


Investments in 2011. year, preliminary figures

Total amount paid for the investment in 2011. in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 4,237,432,000 KM as compared to 2010. one is an increase of 0.1%.

Of the total disbursed investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011. year of the Federation refers 66.94%, 31.80% Serbian Republic and the Brcko District 1.26%.

The value of total investment in fixed assets of legal entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011. amounted to 4,194,326,000 KM, compared to 2010. year, representing a decrease of 0.41%.

Investment in new fixed assets in 2011. amounted to 3,851,006,000, and in relation to 2010. one representing an increase of 0.20%.

The biggest investment in total investment, considered by industry investors in 2011. year were: 17.12% Manufacturing, Wholesale and retail, and 16.53% Transport, storage and communication 15.58%.

By industry investors, the largest share of the realized investments in new fixed assets in 2011. year were: 16.93% Manufacturing, Transport, storage and communication 16.03%, Wholesale and retail 15.48%.



Merchandise trade with the rest of Bosnia, July 2012th

In July 2012, has achieved total freight traffic in goods to the value of 2 061,3 million, out of which export accounted for 696.3 million or 33.8%, and imports 1 364.9 million KM or 66.2%.

Within the total merchandise vanjskotrgovačkog Transport in the reporting month, the percentage of coverage of imports by exports was 51%.

Between 01-07.2012.godine,, exports $ 4 564.9 million, which is 4.3% less than in the same period last year.

Between 01-07.2012.godine, Total imports valued at 8 696.7 million, an increase of 0.3% compared to the same period last year.



In the same period, the percentage of coverage of imports by exports was 52.5%.

Between 01-07.2012.godine, BH in freight traffic with foreign countries achieved a total trade deficit of $ 4 131.7 million KM, which is 4.5% more than in the same period last year. Viewed by divisions of the SITC classification, the 01-07.2012.godine period, the largest deficit was made in Section 33, "Petroleum and petroleum products" in the amount of 1 064,6 million KM (which is 1.7% more than in the same period last year) and Section 78, "Road vehicles" in the amount of 396.2 million KM (which is 2.4% less than the same period last year). The largest surplus in the period 01-07.2012. was made in Section 82, "Furniture and parts" in the amount of 356.6 million KM (which is 5.6% more than in the same period of the previous year). Balance sheet structure by specific divisions of the SITC classification can be seen in the table appended to comment.

Observed by regions and NACE (KD / NACE Rev. 2), one can observe the following:

Between 01-07.2012.godine largest share in exports is in the area (C) "Manufacturing" in the value of 4 062,8 million, which makes 89% of its total exports.

Within this area, the largest share in exports was obtained in the field (C24) "Manufacture of basic metals", with a total value of 774.3 million, which represents 17% of total exports.

Between 01-07.2012.godine largest share in imports in the area (C) "Manufacturing" with a total value of 7 031,8 million, which amounts to 80.9% of total imports.

Within this area, the largest share in imports in the area (C10) "Manufacture of food products" with a total value of 955.9 million, which is 11% of total imports.

In terms of geographical distribution of goods between BiH and abroad, you can specify the following:

In July 2012, the highest exports to Croatia and to the value of 109.2 million, which is a percentage of 15.7% of the total exports. From neighboring countries, a significant export in the same month was recorded in Serbia, and that the value of 63.1 million, which was 9.1% as a percentage of total exports.

Regarding the regional groups, in July 2012 the highest exports in the EU and in the amount of 393.8 million, which is a percentage of 56.6% of the total exports, as well as in the CEFTA countries valued at 231.6 million, which is a percentage of 33.3% of total exports.

Within the EU, the highest exports to Germany and to the value of 102.9 million, which is a percentage of 14.8% of the total exports.

Between 01-07.2012.godine, the highest exports to Germany and to the value of 721.8 million, which is a percentage of 15.8% of the total exports. Neighboring countries, the biggest export in the same period was recorded in Croatia and in the amount of 694.7 million, which is a percentage of 15.2% of total exports.

Regarding the regional groups in the period 01-07.2012.godine highest exports to the EU and to the value of 2 670 million, which is a percentage of 58.5% of the total exports, as well as in the CEFTA countries in the amount of 1 456, KM 1 million, or 31.9% of total exports.

In July 2012, the highest imports from Croatian and amounting to 209.6 million, which is a percentage of 15.4% of total imports. From neighboring countries, a considerable import in the same month was also from Serbia amounting to 119.7 million, which was 8.8% as a percentage of total exports.

Regarding the regional groups, in July 2012, the highest imports from the EU amounting to 629.8 million, which is 46.1% as a percentage of total imports, and the countries of CEFTA to the value of 346, 8 million, which is a percentage of 25.4% of total imports.

In the EU countries, mostly imported from Germany and amounting to 155.5 million, which is a percentage of 11.4% of total imports.

Between 01-07.2012.godine, mostly imported from Croatian and amounting to 1 227.6 million, which is a percentage of 14.1% of total imports. From neighboring countries, a considerable import in the same period was also from Serbia and that the value of 797 million, which is a percentage of 9.2% of total imports.

Regarding the regional groups in the period 01-07.2012.godine, the highest imports from the EU amounting to 4 079,8 million, which is 46.9% as a percentage of total imports, and the countries of CEFTA worth 2 136.9 million, or 24.6% of total imports.

In the EU countries, mostly imported from Germany and amounting to 994.2 million, which is a percentage of 11.4% of total imports.

If the observed trade with major trading partners, then it is possible to notice that there was an increase in exports during the period 01-07.2012.godine compared to the same period last year with exports to Germany in the amount of 0.8%, while there was a decline in exports to Serbia in the amount of 24.7%, Slovenia 10.2%, Italy 4%, Croatia 3.8%.

During the same reporting period the largest growth in imports was recorded in imports from Germany in the amount of 8.3% and Italy 0.8%, while the decline in imports from Slovenia in the amount of 4.3%, 2.4% and Croatian Serbia's 1.6%.

Regarding the sections of the Harmonized System (HS), and the Customs Tariff of BiH, one can observe the following:

In July 2012th The largest share in exports in the sector XV "Base metals and articles of base metals", with a total value of 171.9 million, which is 24.7% of total exports. A significant volume of exports was also in sector V "Mineral products" with a total value of 74.4 million, which was 10.7% of total exports.

Between 01-07.2012.godine largest share in exports in the sector XV "Base metals and articles of base metals", with a total value of 1 153.6 million, which amounts to 25.3% of total exports.

A significant volume of exports was also in sector V "Mineral products" with a total value of 534.7 million, which was 11.7% of total exports.

In July 2012, the largest share in imports in sector V "Mineral products" with a total value of 297.3 million, which amounts to 21.8% of total imports. A significant volume of imports was also in the sector XVI 'Machinery, electrical equipment "with a total value of 166.1 million, which amounts to 12.2% of total imports.

Between 01-07.2012.godine largest share in imports in sector V "Mineral products" with a total value of 1 895.7 million, which amounts to 21.8% of total imports. A significant volume of imports was also in the sector XVI 'Machinery, electrical equipment "with a total value of 1 023,5 million, which amounts to 11.8% of total imports.

Methodological note: Foreign trade statistics are used three approaches, and data capture systems: special-narrower definition, special-expanded definitions and general. The system of special trade-narrow definition includes only regular export and import, the system of special trade-expanded definition next regular exports and imports also includes both the external and internal processing, and general system besides the regular exports and imports, the external and internal processing includes stocks in customs warehouses, free zones and other areas under customs control and supervision. In BiH information on foreign trade turnover of producing different institutions: Agency for Statistics of BiH Indirect Taxation. The difference in the data from these institutions is present primarily due to the use of different approaches tj.različitog includes statistical and customs procedures. We emphasize that the Agency for Statistics uses an extended definition of special trade system as recommended by Eurostat (the Statistical Office of the EU). Also, according to the Law on State Statistics, the Agency for Statistics of BiH is the only official statistical data for the country.


Indices of export and import prices BiH, second quarter of 2012.

According to provisional data for the second quarter of 2012. year, we can see that there has been a rise in the export price in the amount of 9.1% over the period January - December 2011.

Looking Classification of Economic Activities in the area, we can see that there has been a rise in export prices in the "Agriculture, forestry and fishing" in the amount of 14.4%, "Mining and quarrying" in the amount of 5.7% and "Manufacturing" in the amount of 9%.

According to provisional data for the second quarter of 2012. year, we can see that there has been a rise in import prices in the amount of 12.5% ​​over the period January - December 2011.

Looking Classification of Economic Activities in the area, we can see that there has been a rise in import prices in the area, "Agriculture, forestry and fishing" in the amount of 21.4%, "Mining and quarrying" in the amount of 36.5% and "Manufacturing" in the amount of 9%.



Average monthly net salary, June 2012th

The average monthly net salary per employee in companies in BiH in June 2012th was 822 km and a nominal higher by 0.2% compared to June 2011.

Compared with the same months of 2011. The largest increase was the sector of agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) by 4.2 index points, followed by the sector of hotels and restaurants (H) with an increase of 1.6 index points, and Transport, storage and communication (I) 1.4 index points.

If June 2012th compares with the average of the 2011th The largest increase has had sector Agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) by 4.4 index points, followed by mining and quarrying (C) with 3.4 index points.



Average monthly gross salary, June 2012th

The average monthly gross salary per employee in companies in BiH in June 2012th 1283 amounted to KM, which represents a nominal increase of 0.2% compared to June 2012th

The largest increase, compared with the same October 2012. year, there are sectors of agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) by 4.8 index points, followed by the sector Other community, social and personal service activities (O) with 2.3 index points.

If June 2012th compares with the average of the 2011th The largest increase has had sector Agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) with 5.3 index points, and mining and quarrying (C) with 3.7 index points.



Average monthly net salary, second quarter of 2012.

For the second quarter of 2012. the average net wage in legal entities in BiH was 827 km, and in the first quarter of the 2012th amounted to KM 822, which shows that the average net salary in the second quarter of 2012. nominal increase of 0.6% compared to the first quarter of 2012.

The largest increase in average net income in the second quarter of 2012. compared to the same quarter of the previous year had the sectors of agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) with 4.5 index points, followed by the sector Financial intermediation (J) with 3.7 index points.



Average monthly gross salary, second quarter of 2012.

For the second quarter of 2012. The average gross wage per employee in companies in BiH amounted to 1 291 KM in the first quarter of 2012. amounted to 1 284 KM, which shows that the average gross nominal wage increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2012. compared to the first quarter of 2012.

The largest increase in the average gross wage in the second quarter of 2012. compared to the same period of the previous year had the sectors of agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) with 4.9 index points, followed by the sector Financial intermediation (J) with 4.1 index points.



Average monthly net earnings of employees, and half the 2012th

For the first half of the 2012th The average net salary per employee in companies in BiH amounted to KM 825, while in the same period last year amounted to 813 km, which shows that the average net nominal wages rose by 1.5% in the first half of the 2012th relative to the first half of 2011.

The largest increase in average net income in the first half of the 2012th compared to the same period of the previous year had the mining and quarrying (C) by 5.2 index points, the sector of agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) by 3.3 index points and the sector Other community, social and personal service activities ( O) by 2.3 index points.



Average monthly gross wages of employees, and half of the 2012th

For the first half of the 2012th The average gross wage per employee in companies in BiH amounted to 1 289 KM, while during the same period last year amounted to 1 262 KM, which shows that the average gross nominal wage rose by 2.0% in the first half of the 2012th relative to the first half of 2011.

The largest increase in the average gross wage in the first half of the 2012th compared to the same period of the previous year had the mining and quarrying (C) by 5.9 index points, followed by the fisheries sector (B) with 5.0 index points.


Employed by industry, June 2012th

In June, the 2012th number of employed persons1) in legal entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina was 690 406, of which 282 273 women. Compared to May 2011. number of persons in paid employment increased by 0.1%, while the number of employed women has increased by 0.1%.

Compared to June 2011th The largest index of employment had to the real estate, renting and business activities (K) with 6.3 index points, followed by Financial services sector (J) with 3.0 index points, and mining and quarrying (C) with 2 , 8 index points.

In female labor force in the first place is the sector of agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) with a 13.4 index points, followed by mining and quarrying (C) from 12.1 index points, and the real estate, renting and business services (C) with 9.6 index points.

1) Based on a semi-annual survey with full coverage RAD-15, at 31 March 2011. early August the 2012th were corrected published data on employment in legal entities, calculated monthly survey RAD-1. Therefore, data from September 2011. to March 2012. final, while for the other October 2012. are temporary.



Registered unemployment, June 2012th

In June, the 2012th number of unemployed in BiH amounted to 538 151st

The number of unemployed in June 2012th increased by 0.2%, and the number of unemployed women also rose by 0.3% compared with May 2012th

If I take as a base year of the 2010th (2010 = 100) and compare May 2012th with the same months of 2011. we will notice the increase in unemployment of 2.4 index points or in absolute terms the number of people registered as unemployed rose by 12 173rd

When comparing unemployment by qualification structure, shows that the highest number of unemployed skilled and skilled qualification 191 232, followed by those with NK 161 000 and with a high school degree 135 517 persons. As unemployment takes the smallest number of people with higher education, ie college or 7419, followed by those with a high school degree 29 783 (including doctors and masters of science).

Proportion of the female population is unemployed, 50.5 percent or in absolute terms, 272 018 females.

In the female population the largest number of unemployed unskilled NK - 84 432, with secondary education - 81 661 and with highly qualified and skilled qualification 76 405 people.



The Consumer Price Index, July 2012th

In July 2012th in Bosnia and Herzegovina compared to June 2012th recorded a deflation of 0.5%.

Prices of products and services used for personal consumption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as measured by consumer price index in July 2012th in relation to June 2012th year, on average, have fallen by 0.5%.

Viewed by divisions purpose of consumption (per international classification COICOP) in July 2012th in relation to June 2012th The highest rates have fallen in the sections: Food and non-alcoholic beverages by 1.1%, transportation 0.7%, clothing and footwear by 0.2%, Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house 0.1%.

In July, the 2012th year compared to the previous month, the biggest price increases were in the sections: Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 0.2%, and Health by 0.1%.



Other divisions with no price changes

Regarding the sections by purpose of consumption (COICOP), in August 2011. in relation to July 2011. , in the other divisions, on average, did not change.

Table 1 Rates of change in prices of products and services

Product


July 2012/juni 2012th

(%)

Milk


0.5

Oil


0.4

Cigarettes - home


0.3

Medicines


0.1

Meat and meat products


0.1

City Gas


0.0

Cigarettes - the


0.0

Bread


0.0

Water


-0.1

Garbage Collection


-0.1

Soft drinks


-0.3

Electrical energy


-0.3

Coffee


-0.4

Wheat flour


-0.5

Sugar


-0.7

Unleaded 95


-1.1

Diesel


-1.1

Eggs


-3.9

Super 98


-4.2








Annual inflation in July 2012th in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 1.4%.

Prices of products and services used for personal consumption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as measured by consumer price index in July 2012th in relation to July 2011. was increased by 1.4%.

Highest average growth rate was recorded in sections: Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 9.9% Transportation 2.3% Communications 1.5%, Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels 1.4%, Other goods and services by 1.4%, Furniture, household equipment and routine household maintenance by 1.3%, Food and non-alcoholic beverages by 1.2%, Recreation and culture 0.2%.

More detailed information on the movement of prices in July can be found in the announcement of the consumer price index in BiH for the month of July 2012th year.


Table 2 Rates of change in prices of products and services

Product


July 2012/juli 2011th

(%)

Eggs


15.7

Cigarettes - home


13.6

Cigarettes - the


13.0

City Gas


12.8

Water


5.6

Garbage Collection


4.3

Unleaded 95


4.1

Meat and meat products


3.0

Super 98


2.6

Diesel


1.8

Milk


1.8

Soft drinks


1.2

Coffee


1.0

Medicines


-0.6

Electrical energy


-1.0

Bread


-3.9

Oil


-5.5

Sugar


-8.0

Wheat flour


-10.9








In the countries of the region have reported annual inflation rate, as follows: 3.4% in Croatia and Serbia 6.1%. The inflation rate in the Euro zone has remained stable - 2.4%.



Producer price index of industry - the domestic market, July 2012th

In July, the 2012th year compared to the previous month, the index has recorded changes.

Observe the major industrial groups (MIG's) increased the prices of Non-durable use by 0.3% and in energy by 0.2%.

Intermediate goods prices recorded a fall of 0.3% and capital goods by 0.1%.

Durable use changes are not recorded.


Producer prices of industrial products in the domestic market on an annual basis by 0.8%.

Increase in the same industry group Energy by 2.2%, non-durable use by 1.3% and Durable use by 0.5%. Intermediate goods prices in the same period fell by 1.4% and Capital goods by 0.6%.

In the same period there was an increase in producer prices in the areas of mining and quarrying by 3.7%, manufacturing and supply of electricity, gas and water supply by 1.8%, while in the Manufacturing industry recorded a decline of 0.1%.



Tourist arrivals and overnight stays, accommodation, June 2012th

In Bosnia and Herzegovina in June 2012th tourists accounted for 83,426 visits, up by 4.2% compared with May 2012th and 14.8% more than in June 2011. year.

Tourists accounted for 172,352 overnight stays, an increase of 3.1% compared with May 2012th and 10.8% more than in June 2011. year. Participation of foreign tourists was 53.3%.

The structure of foreign tourists in June 2012th most nights were made by tourists from Croatian (13.0%), Serbia (12.4%), izvanevropskih other countries (10.3%), Slovenia (7.9%) and Turkey (7.4%), which is total of 51.0%. Tourists from other countries accounted for 49.0% of nights.

Tourists have stayed on average 2.1 nights, 2.2 and 1.9 of the domestic tourists. As for the length of stay of foreign tourists in the country in the first place: Russia, with an average stay of 5.0 days, Iran with 3.9 days, 3.7 days with Ireland and Saudi Arabia with 3.0 days.

In the period January - June 2012th tourists accounted for 351,755 visits, up by 10.5% to 743,336 overnight stays, an increase of 11.9% compared to the same period of the 2011th year.


Residential construction, second quarter of 2012.

In the first six months of the 2012th year, the number of completed dwellings was 1083, which is 38.7% more than in the same quarter of 2011. year.

Number of uncompleted flats for the first six October 2012. year 4412, which is 15.1% more than in the same quarter of 2011. year.

Average size of dwellings completed in the first six months of the 2012th year is 49.4 m2.


Construction work abroad, second quarter of 2012.

The value of new contracts abroad in the second quarter of 2012. in relation to the same quarter of the previous year increased by 88.4%.

The value of construction projects abroad in the second quarter of 2012. compared to the same period increased by 64%.

In the second quarter of 2012. , of the total value of construction works in building construction waste 12.4% and 87.6% of the civil engineering works.

Of the total value of construction works in the second quarter of 2012. year, the European countries concerning 46.3% to 44.5% of the countries in Africa and the countries of Asia 9.2%.

Of the total value of construction in the second quarter of 2012. in European countries, high-rise buildings account for 26.8%, and facilities engineering with 73.2%.


Livestock and poultry slaughterhouses, second quarter of 2012.

In the second quarter of 2012. in slaughterhouses are recorded for the following types reduced the number of slaughtered cattle in comparison to the second quarter of 2011. year:

Cattle by 1.93%
Sheep for 2.78% and
Pig and 3.69%

Also, in the slaughterhouse in the second quarter of 2012. reported an increased number of slaughtered poultry and to 23.77% compared to the second quarter of 2011. year.

Net weight of cattle slaughtered pigs decreased to 2.80% compared to the same quarter of 2011. year, while in cattle increased net weight of 2.44%, with 0.62% for sheep and poultry by 23.65%.

Share of different types of meat in the total net weight of slaughtered animals in slaughterhouses is as follows:

Poultry meat 53.4%
Meat of cattle 25.9%
Meat of swine, and 17.6%
Sheep meat, 3.1%

Amendment to the comment: For categories of cows and other cattle because of the small number of animals slaughtered in the categories and considerable changes in the index value. Index increased in the number of slaughtered poultry and net weight of the same, for the most qualified for coverage of the Federation of the III quarter of 2011. year.


Area sown in Autumn and Spring, 2011/2012.

Area sown at the end of the spring harvest in 2012. year, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which total 527,000 hectares, which is 0.2% less than in the 2011th year.

Areas where the sown cereals are higher by 0.3% compared to the 2011th year, while the area where the sown forage 1.4% lower in comparison to the 2011th year.

In the structure of sown areas cereals made with 58% roughage with 26%, 15% vegetables and industrial crops by 1%.

Amendment to the comment: The difference in planned and actual sowing areas related to lettuce, melons and watermelons caused all correction data for 2011. year.

Growing interest of farmers for buckwheat, soybeans and sunflowers a reduction of sown area under rapeseed, and because of the small surface area sown with sunflower, canola and buckwheat comes to major changes in the index value.



Production, sales and stocks of forest products, second quarter of 2012.

Total production of forest assortments in Bosnia in the second quarter of 2012. was increased by 3.11% in comparison to the second quarter of 2011. year.

Production of forest assortments of coniferous tree species increased in the second quarter of 2012. to 4.83%, while the production of wood products for broadleaf species increased 1.48% compared to the same period of the 2011th year.
Amendment commentary: variation in the production of mine timber sawmills and other wood sawmills long (technical wood sawmills) where there is a higher production growth of 27.79% and 39.47%, and the other roughly treated wood (small technical wood) and fire wood sawmills in whose production decreased by 98.35% and 30.33% compared to the second quarter of 2011. The result of the small percentage of these assortments in the structure of production of forest assortments in BiH and the assortment attacks resulting in the observed period. Variation in the production of these assortments have no significant impact on the change in the total production of wood products.



Statistical Business Register, the state of 30.06.2012.

Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall publish a statement of the number of enterprises (no crafts) in the Statistical Business Register (SBR).

Statistical Business Register (SBR) is a registry operated and maintained by the Agency for Statistics in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Statistics, the Republic Institute for Statistics of the Republic of Serbian and Branch Office for Statistics in Brcko District.

The release contains information about the number of companies (no crafts) classified by economic activities, classes, classes of employees and revenue, based on the data of administrative business registers, annual financial reports, the Central Registry of Transaction Accounts of the Central Bank and the results of statistical surveys.

Of the total number of active enterprises in the SPR in 54.4% of the active companies in terms of a framework for conducting statistical research, while the remaining 45.6% of companies that are not extinguished in administrative registers, and failed to submit annual financial statements for the previous year.

Looking statistically active enterprises by activities NACE 2010 is apparent that the largest number of companies 74.4%, distributed in the following six areas of activity: 32.7% in section G (Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles) , 14.3% in C (Manufacturing), 7.5% in the M (Professional, scientific and technical activities), 7.5% to S (Other service activities), and 6.6% in F (Construction), and 5.8% in area H (transport and storage).