FOREIGN TRADE

According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Office, the total value of exported goods in the Republic of Macedonia in the period January - September 2017 amounted to 3,669,603 thousand euros, and the import value was 4, 951,376 thousand euros. Import coverage by export was 74.1%. The trade deficit in the period January - September 2017 was 1,281,774 thousand euros.

The external trade by products shows that in the exports the most significant products are supported catalysts with precious metal or precious metal compounds as the active substance, ignition wiring sets and other wiring sets of a kind used in vehicles, aircraft or ships, motor vehicles for the transport of 10 or more persons, with compression – ignition internal combustion engine (diesel or semi diesel) and clothes. In the imports, the most significant products are the platinum and platinum alloys, unwrought or in powder form, petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude), other metals of the platinum group and alloys thereof, unwrought or in powder form, flat – rolled products of iron or non- alloy steel, not clad, plated or coated, not further work than hot-rolled, of a width of 600 mm or more in coils.

 

Countries with the highest volume of commodity exchange with the
Republic of Macedonia, January – September 2017

Country Volume in 000 euros Export in 000 euros Import in 000 euros
TOTAL 8 620 979 3 669 603 4 951 376
Germany 2 289 354 1 712 608 576 746
Great Britain 547 199 50 259 496 940
Greece 537 211 139 803 397 408
Serbia 510 647 155 635 355 013
Bulgaria 429 721 219 218 210 503
Italy 391 935 121 433 270 502
China 335 187 49 381 285 806
Turkey 282 819 53 820 229 000
Romania 281 684 115 226 166 459
Belgium 220 398 139 649 80 749
Hungary 183 341 54 040 129 301
Poland 171 867 36 506 135 362
Kosovo 171 211 145 779 25 431
South Africa 165 682 326 165 356
Slovenia 149 538 48 506 101 031
Russia 142 060 33 193 109 407
USA 140 507 30 196 110 312
Austria 124 789 37 932 86 857
Croatia 123 020 56 928 66 092