Private Consumption in Bosnia-Herz.
Year-on-year GDP growth slowed to 1.7% in the fourth quarter, down from 2.6% in the third quarter. Behind the deceleration were sharper contractions in industry and agriculture. In Q1, data suggests similarly mild growth. Relative to Q4, the expansions in merchandise exports and retail sales slowed, while industrial production continued to contract. In contrast, growth in other services accelerated, and the number of overnight tourist stays in Q1 increased by 16.4% from a year earlier. Turning to Q2, sluggish goods demand from key trading partners is weighing on exports, while a bleak credit outlook and uncertainties around domestic and external demand are likely dampening investment. However, the drop-off of inflation in April bodes well for private consumption.
Bosnia-Herz. Private Consumption Chart
Bosnia-Herz. Private Consumption Data
|Private Consumption (ann. var. %)||1.1||2.6||2.3||-3.5||4.0|