Bosnia's industrial output, producer prices up in May

Manufacturing

Bosnia's industrial production increased by 8.5% year-on-year in May, after an increase of 6.3% in April, the country's Agency for Statistics (BHAS) said on Monday.

On a monthly comparison basis, industrial production fell 0.8%, following an increase of 0.1% in April, the statistics agency said in a statement citing preliminary seasonally-adjusted figures.

Another report from the Sarajevo-based agency showed that producer prices in Bosnia rose to a record-high of 24% year-on-year in May, accelerating from a 20.3% increase in the previous month.

Costs surged for intermediate goods (33.3%) and energy (24.6%), while rising at a lesser extent for capital goods (14.2%) and durable consumer goods (12.7%).

On a monthly basis, producer inflation was at 3%, picking up from a 2.9% in April. 

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