Bosnia Retail Sales up in August

Retail

Bosnia and Herzegovina's retail sales increased by 10.9% year-on-year in real terms in August, following a revised increase of 10.2% in July, data from the country's Agency for Statistics of BiH (BHAS) showed on Wednesday.

On a monthly comparison basis, retail sales rose by a real 1.1% in August, after a revised increase of 3.9% in July, the statistics agency said.

Separate data from the Sarajevo-based agency showed, citing working day-adjusted figures, that retail sales in Bosnia's Federation rose by a real 0.7% annually in August, after expanding by a revised 1% in July.

On a monthly comparison basis, retail trade turnover dipped 0.1% in August, following a 1% increase in real terms in July, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary figures.

The Federation is one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other entity is the Serb Republic. 

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