Bosnia reports 9-mo net FDI of EUR 192mn.

By bne IntelliNews January 9, 2012
Bosnia attracted foreign direct investment in the net amount of BAM 376mn (EUR 192mn) in the first nine months of 2011, the central bank said in a statement without providing comparative figures for January-September 2010. In 2010, net FDI to Bosnia shrank to a record low of BAM 340mn from BAM 353mn in 2009 and a peak of BAM 2.6bn in 2007. In January-September 2011 the highest volume of net FDI was attracted in the real estate sector BAM 104mn, which compares with a net of BAM 23mn invested in the sector through the whole of 2010. Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles, was the second most attractive sector for foreign investors in the first nine months of last year, reporting net FDI of BAM 102mn versus a negative BAM 32.4mn in the whole of 2010. The sector that registered the largest negative amount of net FDI in January-September was basic metals manufacturing with a gap of BAM 67.4mn. It entered the negative territory last year after attracting the highest net volume of FDI in 2010, of BAM 176mn. Russia was the top foreign investor in Bosnia in the first three quarters of 2011, leaving a net of BAM 141mn in the Balkan country, followed by Serbia with BAM 106mn.

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