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Comments, October 2012

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INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IN BiH, September 2012th


Decline in overall industrial production in Bosnia and Herzegovina in September 2012. in relation to September 2011. (Same month of the previous year) was 1.3%, compared with August 2012th (Previous month) decrease in production is 0.3%.
In section C, "Mining and quarrying" the rate of change in production compared to September 2011. amounts to -4.3%. The base index is lower than the index in August 2012th by 8.3 index points.
In section D, "Manufacturing" the rate of change in production compared to September 2011. amounts to -3.2%. The base index is higher than the index in August 2012th by 0.9 index points.
In the field of E "Production and supply of electricity, gas and water supply" the rate of production compared to September 2011. amounts to 4.5%. The base index is higher than the index in August 2012th by 0.8 index points.



STATISTICS foreign trade, SEPTEMBER 2012th


In September 2012, has achieved total freight traffic in goods to the value of 2 087,7 million, out of which export accounted for 727.3 million or 34.8%, and the import of 1 360.4 million KM or 65.2%.
Within the total merchandise vanjskotrgovačkog Transport in the reporting month, the percentage of coverage of imports by exports was 53.5%.
Between 01-09.2012.godine, made exports worth 5 925.1 million, a 4% decrease compared to the same period last year.
Between 01-09.2012.godine, realized the import value of 11 408.5 million, a 0.3% increase compared to the same period last year.
In the same period, the percentage of coverage of imports by exports was 51.9%.
Between 01-09.2012.godine, BH in freight traffic with foreign countries achieved a total trade deficit of $ 5 483.4 million KM, which is 4% higher than the same period last year. Viewed by divisions of the SITC classification, the 01-09.2012.godine period, the largest deficit was made in Section 33, "Petroleum and petroleum products" in the amount of 1 455.1 million KM (which is 8.7% more than in the same period last year) and Section 78, "Road vehicles" in the amount of 507.9 million KM (which is 4.2% less than the same period last year). The largest surplus in the period 01-09.2012.godine made in Section 82, "Furniture and parts" in the amount of 447.1 million KM (which is 5.1% 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 01-09.2012.godine largest share in exports is in the area (C) "Manufacturing" in the $ 5 292.8 million, accounting for 89.3% of 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 996.3 million, which amounted to 16.8% of total exports.
Between 01-09.2012.godine largest share in imports in the area (C) "Manufacturing" with a total value of 9 225.9 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 1 294.4 million, which is 11.3% of total imports.
In terms of geographical distribution of goods between BiH and abroad, you can specify the following:
In September 2012, the highest exports to Germany and to the value of 107.1 million, which is a percentage of 14.7% of the total exports. From neighboring countries, a significant export in the same month was recorded in Croatia and 93.9 million KM, which is a percentage of 12.9%, and Serbia to the value of 59.9 million, which is a percentage of 8.2% of the total exports.
Regarding the regional groups, in September 2012 the highest exports in the EU and in the amount of 446.9 million, which is a percentage of 61.5% of the total exports, as well as in the CEFTA countries valued at 211.5 million, which is a percentage of 29.1% of total exports.
Between 01-09.2012.godine, the highest exports to Germany and to the value of 916.1 million, which is a percentage of 15.5% of the total exports. Neighboring countries, the biggest export in the same period was recorded in Croatia and in the amount of 888.2 million, which is a percentage of 15% of total exports.
Regarding the regional groups in the period 01-09.2012.godine highest exports to the EU and to the value of 3 460.8 million, which is a percentage of 58.4% of the total exports, as well as in the CEFTA countries, amounting to 1 887.3 million, or 31.9% of total exports.
In the month of September 2012. year, mostly imported from Croatian and amounting to 187.9 million, which is a percentage of 13.8% of total imports. From neighboring countries, a considerable import in the same month was also from Serbia amounting to 130.8 million, which is a percentage of 9.6% of total imports.
Regarding the regional groups, in September 2012, the highest imports from the EU amounting to 629.5 million, which is 46.3% as a percentage of total imports, and the countries of CEFTA to the value of 338, 5 million, which is a percentage of 24.9% of total imports.
In the EU countries, mostly imported from Germany and amounting to 147.9 million, which is a percentage of 10.9% of total imports.
Between 01-09.2012.godine, mostly imported from Croatian and amounting to 1 641.3 million, which is a percentage of 14.4% of total imports. From neighboring countries, a considerable import in the same period was also from Serbia and amounting to 1 064,2 million, which is a percentage of 9.3% of total imports.

Regarding the regional groups in the period 01-09.2012.godine, the highest imports from the EU amounting to 5 313.5 million, which is 46.6% as a percentage of total imports, and the countries of CEFTA worth 2 854.3 million, or 25% of total imports.
In the EU countries, mostly imported from Germany and one in the amount of 290.2 million, which is a percentage of 11.3% of total imports.
If we look at trade with major trading partners, then it is possible to see that there has been a growth in exports 01-09.2012.godine compared to the same period last year in Italy, in the amount of 3.3% and a fall in relation to other major trading partners in Serbia and 27.5%, Slovenia 11.7%, Croatia 3.7%, and Germany 0.1%.
During the same reporting period the largest growth in imports was recorded in imports from Germany in the amount of 7.2% and Italy 2.3%, while the decline in imports from Slovenia in the amount of 2.8%, 2.1%, and Serbia Croatian 1.3%.

Regarding the sections of the Harmonized System (HS), and the Customs Tariff of BiH, following should be noted:

In September 2012, the largest share in exports in the sector XV "Base metals and articles of base metals", with a total value of 156.6 million, which amounts to 21.5% of total exports. A significant volume of exports was also in sector V "Mineral products" with a total value of 65.9 million, which is 9.1% of total exports.
Between 01-09.2012.godine largest share in exports in the sector XV "Base metals and articles of base metals", with a total value of 1 471.9 million, which is 24.8% of total exports.
A significant volume of exports was also in sector V "Mineral products" with a total value of 664.7 million, which is 11.2% of total exports.
In September 2012, the largest share in imports in sector V "Mineral products" with a total value of 289.2 million, which is 21.3% of total imports. A significant volume of imports was also in the sector XVI 'Machinery, electrical equipment "with a total value of 161.3 million, which is 11.9% of total imports.
Between 01-09.2012.godine largest share in imports in sector V "Mineral products" with a total value of 2 494.1 million, which is 21.9% of total imports. A significant volume of imports was also in the sector XVI 'Machinery, electrical equipment "with a total value of 1 345.6 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.


AVERAGE MONTHLY PAID OFF NET EARNINGS, August 2012th


The average monthly net salary per employee in companies in BiH in August 2012th amounted to 830 KM, which represented the nominal wage growth of 0.2% compared to December 2011. year.
The average monthly net salary in August 2012th compared to the same month was nominally 1.0%.
Compared with the same months of 2011. The largest increase was the sector of agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) by 5.1 index points, followed by the sector Other community, social and personal service activities (O) by 3.8 index points, and Sector Financial intermediation (J) for 3.1 index points. The biggest drop was recorded by the fisheries sector (B) of 6.0 index points.
If August 2012th compares with the average of the 2011th The largest increase has had sector Agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) by 7.2 index points, followed by the sector of health care and social assistance (N) by 4.3 index points, and Transport, storage and communication (I) 3.9 index points. The biggest drop was recorded by the sector Education (M) by 2.4 index points.



AVERAGE MONTHLY GROSS EARNINGS OF PERSONS, August 2012th


   
The average monthly gross salary per employee in companies in BiH in August 2012th the year was 1298 KM, which represents a nominal increase of 0.3% compared to December 2011. year.
The average gross monthly salary for August 2012th compared to the same month last year, nominally by 1.2%.
The largest increase, compared with the same months of 2011. year, there are sectors of agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) by 6.1 index points, followed by the sector Other community, social and personal service activities (O) by 4.1 index points, and Sector Financial intermediation (J) for 3, 4 index points. The biggest drop was the sektror Fishing (B) of 6.0 index points.
If August 2012th compares with the average of the 2011th The largest increase has had sector Agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) by 8.2 index points, followed by sector Health care and social assistance (N) by 4.7 index points, and mining and quarrying (C) 4, 5 index points. The biggest drop was recorded by the sector Education (M) by 2.3 index points.

                                       


EMPLOYMENT BY ACTIVITY, August 2012th


In August 2012th The number of employed persons1) in legal entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina was 686,986, of which 280,155 women. Compared to July 2012th The number of persons in paid employment, which fell by 0.3%, while the number of employed women has also decreased by 0.4%.
Compared to August 2011. The largest index of employment had to the real estate, renting and business activities (K) by 6.6 index points, followed by Financial services sector (J) by 4.5 index points and Health care and social assistance (N) for 2, 3 index points points.
In female labor force in the first place is the sector of mining and quarrying (C) with a 12.4 index points, followed by the agriculture, hunting and forestry (A) to 10.5 index points and Real estate, renting and business activities (K ) with 9.4 index points.



Registered unemployment, August 2012th


In August 2012th The number of registered unemployed in BiH amounted to 545,904.
Number of registered unemployed in August 2012th compared to July 2012th year increased by 1.2%, while the number of unemployed women in the same period also increased by 0.9%.
If we take as a base year of the 2010th (2010 = 100) and compare August 2012th with the same months of 2011. year, we will notice increase in unemployment of 2.9 index points, or in absolute terms the number of people registered as unemployed rose by 14,846.
If we compare the registered unemployed by qualification structure shows that the highest number of unemployed skilled and skilled qualifications 192,845, followed by 160,364 people with the FC and with a high school diploma 137,294 people.
As unemployment takes the smallest number of people with higher education, ie college or 7891, followed by those with a high school degree 34 436 (including doctors and masters of science).
Proportion of the female population in registered unemployment is 50.8 percent, or 277,161 in absolute terms, the female sex.
In the female population the largest number of unemployed unskilled NK - 84,188, with secondary education - with 82,640 highly skilled and qualified skilled 77,164 females.



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




CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, SEPTEMBER 2012th


In the month of September 2012. in Bosnia and Herzegovina with respect to August in the 2012th recorded inflation of 0.8%.

Prices of products and services used for personal consumption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as measured by consumer price index in September 2012. in relation to August 2012th year, on average, have risen by 0.8%.

Viewed by divisions purpose of consumption (per international classification COICOP), in September 2012. in relation to August 2012th The highest increase in stock prices in the sections: Transport by 1.8%, Food and non-alcoholic beverages by 1.4% Education 0.4%, restaurants and hotels in Health by 0.2%, and alcoholic beverages and tobacco Other goods and services by 0.1%.

In September 2012. year compared to the previous month, the biggest price reductions were in the: Clothing and footwear division and by 0.1% each.





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 2012/avgust September 2012th
(%)
Super 98 4.5
Unleaded 95 3.7
Oil 3.6
3.0 Diesel
Sugar 2.9
Wheat flour 2.5
Coffee 1.2
Soft drinks 0.8
Meat and meat products 0.4
0.3 Drugs
Bread 0.2
Electricity 0.0
Garbage Collection 0.0
Water 0.0
Cigarettes - domestic 0.0
City Gas 0.0
Cigarettes - by 0.0
Milk -0.6
Eggs -0.8








Annual inflation in September 2012. in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 2.3%.

Prices of products and services used for personal consumption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as measured by consumer price index in September 2012. in relation to September 2011. was increased by 2.3%.

Highest average growth rate was recorded in the sections:
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 10.1%, transportation 6.3%, food and soft drinks by 2.3% Communications 1.5%, Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 1.2% Miscellaneous goods and services by 1.2%, restaurants and hotels, 0.9%, and recreation and culture by 0.7%, Furniture, household equipment and routine household maintenance by 0.6%.

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


Table 2 Rates of change in prices of products and services

Product 2012/septembar September 2011th
(%)
Cigarettes - Domestic 13.6
Cigarettes - by 13.0
City Gas 12.8
Super 98 11.7
Unleaded 95 11.0
9.6 Diesel
Water 4.8
Garbage Collection 4.4
Soft drinks 2.3
Meat and meat products 1.3
Milk 1.2
Coffee 0.7
Drugs -0.6
Electricity -0.7
Bread -1.9
Wheat flour -1.9
Eggs -3.4
Oil -4.5
Sugar -8.2


In the countries of the region were recorded annual inflation rate, as follows: 5.0% in Croatia and Serbia 10.3%.
The inflation rate in the Euro zone is stable at 2.6%.





Producer price index of industrial products, August 2012th

In September 2012. year compared to the previous month, the index of producer prices of industrial products registered a growth of 0.1%.
Observe the major industrial groups (MIG's) increased the prices of intermediate goods by 0.6%, Capital goods by 0.2% and energy by 0.1%.
The fall was recorded in Non-durable use by 0.8%.

Producer prices of industrial products in the domestic market on an annual basis increased by 1%.
Growth was recorded in the Energy industry groups by 2%, non-durable use by 0.7% and Durable use by 0.2%.
Intermediate goods prices in the same period fell by 0.4%, Capital goods by 0.6%.
In the same period there was an increase in producer prices in the areas of mining and quarrying by 3.1%, manufacturing and supply of electricity, gas and water supply by 1.8% and Manufacturing 0.2%.



TOURISM, July 2012th


In Bosnia and Herzegovina in August 2012th tourists accounted for 73 124 visits, which is lower by 3.4% compared to July 2012th This reduction is a result of reduced domestic tourist visits by 16.0%, while the number of foreign visitors increased by 3.0%. At the same time there has been an increase in visitors compared to August 2011. by 15.4% as a result of a substantial increase in foreign tourist visits of 19.8%.

Tourists accounted for 191,916 nights, up by 0.4% compared to July 2012th and 20.8% more than in August 2011. year. Participation of foreign tourists was 64.9%.

The structure of foreign tourists, most nights were made by tourists from Polish (16.0%), Serbia (8.7%), Italy (8.5%), Croatian (7.7%) and Slovenia (5.7%) total of 46.6%. Tourists from other countries accounted for 53.4% ​​of the nights.

Average retention tourists 2.6 nights: 3.2 nights by domestic and foreign tourists 2.4 nights. As for the length of stay of foreign tourists in the country in the first place are tourists from Russia and Iceland with an average stay of 5.0 days per, Luxembourg with 4.0 days and 3.9 days with Iran.

Accommodation capacity ie number of beds in August 2012th amounts of 26,729, an increase of 5.5% compared to July 2012, and 0.1% lower than in August 2011. year.

In the period January - August 2012th tourists accounted for 500,582 visits, up by 10.4% to 1,126,479 overnight stays, an increase of 11.1% compared to the same period of the 2011th year.