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. Advantages to U.S. exporters include relatively low food import tariffs and low costs for introduction and promotion of new products while challenges consist of a complicated dual system of government authorities, low incomes, and poor infrastructure. Opportunities exist for U.S. genetics, beef, pulses, wine, seafood, dried fruits and tree nuts.

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 2020
April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020 – Bruxelles
PLMA
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 – Amsterdam
Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam
SIAL 2020
October 18, 2020 - October 22, 2020 – Paris

Past Events

BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
Soy Regional Trade Exchange
December 03, 2019 - December 05, 2019 – Frankfurt am Main
U.S. Exhibitors Celebrated 100 Years of ANUGA
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne
PLMA
May 21, 2019 - May 22, 2019 – Amsterdam

Reports for Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Best High-Value Products Prospects (Million USD)

Product Category Market Size 2017 imports (in million  US$) Average Annual Import Growth
(2012-2017)
Key Constraints on Market Development Market Attractiveness for USA
Beverages and Mineral Water N/A 91.4 8.9% Competition from key suppliers such as Croatia and Serbia N/A
Chocolate N/A 85.2 3.6% Competition from key European companies Negligible local production
Biscuits and Cookies N/A 77.6 3.8% No N/A
Beer 1,900,000 hl (est) 70.0 0.14% Breweries producing more than 400,000 hl annually pay higher excise tax   (US $0.25/liter) Traditional high consumption and demand should continue to grow.
Cheese 40,000 MT 42.5 5.9% Competition from key European suppliers Insufficient local production and growing demand
Sauces and Spices N/A 27.5 0.1% No Insufficient local production
Citrus Fruit N/A 21.9 3.4% Competition from key suppliers: Greece, Italy and Turkey Insufficient local production and growing demand
Wine 24,500 hectoliters (est.) 17.2 1.6% Increasing local production of good quality wines, competition from European suppliers Consumption of high quality wines is expected to grow with improved standard of living.
Ice Cream 2,500 MT (est.) 13.5 7.1% Competition from key suppliers such as Croatia BiH has limited domestic production
Tree Nuts 10.9 7.8 14.3% Competition from key suppliers (i.e. Romania, Italy and Iran), and most economical supply preferred even if lower quality Insufficient local production