Within the joint project of USAID and the Swedish government’s “Market Agriculture Development Project II” (FARMA II) and in cooperation with the Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, there was an in-depth analysis of foreign trade in fruits and vegetables in BiH for the period from 2015-2019.
The analysis proved that exports increased to three regional markets (Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro), and in the last quarter of 2019, exports to Croatia began. Exports from the fruit and vegetable sector increased slightly in 2019 by 7.4 million BAM compared to the previous year, concludes the Analysis of Foreign trade for the fruit and vegetable sector (2015-2019), with the five most competitive products, which include frozen raspberries, fresh pears, apples, gherkins and plums.
According to the Sarajevo Times, the continuation of excellent results in 2019 is emphasized in the Analysis of foreign trade for the sector of medicinal plants, forest fruits and honey in BiH (2015-2019) with the coverage of imports by exports of 246%. Exports were realized in 46 markets worldwide, mostly to the EU (83%). This sector is dominated by mushrooms, and the main markets are the countries of Western Europe.