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Economic Performances Of Dairy Industry In Bosnia And Herzegovina In Transition


  • Ognjenovic, Dragana
  • Bajramović, Sabahudin
  • Nikolic, Aleksandra


Research within this paper was aimed to give picture of economic performance of the dairy industry based upon commonly used indicators calculated for each dairy plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.In order to understand state of sector transition micro-level analysis was conducted on the basis of balance sheet and income statement, two main financial records, of all dairies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Documents were obtained from agencies in charge of collecting annual financial reports of both entities in order to assure reliable data for analysis. Research was conducted for three years period (2009-2011). Analysis encompassed horizontal and vertical analysis of balance sheet and income statement. Indicators of financial stability (liquidity and indebtedness ration) and operating successfulness (efficiency, activity, productivity and profitability ratios) we calculated as well. All diaries were classified and analysed by entity and size. The analysis shown that BH dairies operate under very hard circumstances that negatively affects their operating performances. Low liquidity and profitability indicates both financial instability and poor business success. Situation is unsatisfactory in the whole countries, although slightly better in FBH than in RS. So, sector transition is far from completion, and its future characteristic will strongly depend on entrepreneurship (spirit and skills) as well as on ability to change and re-develop institutions both formal and informal (values, culture etc).

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  • Ognjenovic, Dragana & Bajramović, Sabahudin & Nikolic, Aleksandra, 2012. "Economic Performances Of Dairy Industry In Bosnia And Herzegovina In Transition," 132nd Seminar, October 25-27, 2012, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia 139499, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa132:139499

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    1. Saul Estrin & Tomasz Marek Mickiewicz, 2010. "Entrepreneurship in transition economies: the role of institutions and generational change," UCL SSEES Economics and Business working paper series 106, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).
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    economic performance; dairy industry; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Agricultural Finance;

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