SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 14,2008) - The Sarajevo Canton is the leader of industrial production in Bosnia in the first nine months of this year. Whereas the Bosnian national average is 6 percent, production in the Sarajevo Canton was growing at the rate of almost 14 percent.
According to an official of the local chamber of commerce, the positive trend has been particularly true of finalization in metal processing – an industry with a strong tradition in the area.
The production growth in the metal processing industry reached as much as 161.8 percent, compared to same period of 2007. There are positive effects on employment as a result, so that there were by 18.1 per cent more employed people in the Sarajevo Canton.