Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) imports approximately two-thirds of its overall food needs. The market for processed foods focuses mainly on value rather than quality, as consumers seek to extend their buying power. Food import tariffs are low compared to the tariffs in other countries in the region. Challenges to exporters include a complicated dual system of government authorities, low incomes, and poor infrastructure.

U.S. Embassy, Rome
Covers the countries of Italy, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Malta and Serbia.
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Upcoming Events

Seafood Expo Global
May 07, 2019 - May 09, 2019 – Bruxelles
ANUGA 2019
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg

Past Events

BIOFACH 2019
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2019
February 06, 2019 - February 08, 2019 – Berlin
U.S. Soybean Regional Trade Exchange
November 29, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Strategic Marketing Workshop
November 28, 2018 - November 30, 2018 – Wassenaar
SIAL
October 21, 2018 - October 25, 2018 – Paris

Reports for Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Best High-Value Products Prospects (Million USD)

Product Category Market Size 2015 Imports Average Annual Import Growth (2010-2015) Import Tariff Rate Key Constraints to Market Development Market Attractiveness for USA
Beer 1,900,000 hectoliters (est.) 83 2.3% View Breweries producing more than 400,000 hl annually pay higher excise tax (US $0.25/liter ) Traditional high consumption, demand and consumption should continue to grow
Beverages and Mineral Water N/A 80.3 3.3% View Competition from key suppliers such as Croatia and Serbia N/A
Chocolate N/A 76.0 2.2% View Competition from key European companies Negligible local production
Biscuits and Cookies N/A 66.1 1.8% View None N/A
Coffee 20,000 MT 54.4 9.% View None Traditionally high consumption
Cheese 40,000 MT 33.5 4.4% View Competition from key European suppliers Insufficient local production and growing demand
Sauces and Spices N/A 25.9 2.7 % View None Insufficient local production
Citrus Fruit N/A 20.7 3.2% View Competition from Key suppliers: Greece, Italy and Turkey Insufficient local production and growing demand
Ice Cream 2,500 MT (est.) 11.6 7.6% View Competition from key suppliers such as Croatia BiH has limited domestic production
Tree Nuts 10.3 MT 8.3 8.8% View Competition from key suppliers (i.e. Romania, Italy and Iran), and most economic supply preferred even if lower quality Insufficient local production