Dnevni avaz: In July this year, Bosnia and Herzegovina has reached the total commodity turnover with the abroad in a value of almost 1.6 billion KM, out f which 509 million of 32% relates to the export, and 1.82 billion KM or 68% to the import.

Less import

– In a frame of the total external-trade turnover of BiH in July, percentage of the export covering of import was 47% – has been said at yesterday’s press conference by Zdenko Milinović, director of the Agency for Statistics of BiH. Milinović has also stated the statistics of the external-trade exchange for the first seven months of this year. In that period, export in the value of 3.64 billion KM has been reached, which is by 23.1% less in relation to the same period of last year.

Electricity excess

In the first six months of 2009, achieved import of 7.45 billion KM has been smaller by 25.7% than in the first half of last year.

– In the period from January until July this year, Bosnia and Herzegovina has reached the total trading deficit of 3.9 billion KM, which is by 27.6% less than in the same period last year – Milinović has explained. He has added that the biggest deficit in that period has been achieved in the area of oil – 711.7 million, and the biggest excess in the area of electricity – 275.1 million KM.

Metals mostly exported

In the first seven months of this year, BiH has mostly exported in Croatia, in the value of 562.4 million KM. Croatia was also the one, from which it has mostly been imported, in the value of 1.5 billion KM. In this period, the most participation in import has been in the sector of minerals, while the biggest export has been recorded in the area of common metals.