External trade volume
According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Offce, the export value of goods in the Republic of Macedonia in January
2011 was 273 827 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 560 880 thousand US dollars. Import coverage by export was
48.8%. The trade defcit in January 2011 was 287 054 thousand US dollars.
The trade exchange according to products shows that in the exports the most signifcant products are supported catalysts with
precious metal or precious metal compounds as the active substance, iron and steel products (fat-rolled products), clothes, ferro-
nickel and petroleum oil preparations. In the imports, the most signifcant products are platinum and platinum alloys, unwrought or
in powder form, colloidal precious metals; compounds, inorganic or organic, of precious metals, whether or not chemically defned;
amalgams of precious metals, the crude petroleum oils, motor vehicles for transport of persons and electricity.
In January 2011 the most important export partners were the EU-27 countries (64.2%) and the West Balkan countries (21.9%),
and the most important import partners were the EU-27 countries (63.5%) and the Developing countries (22.9%). According to the
total volume of international commodity trade, the most important trade partners of the Republic of Macedonia are Great Britain,
Germany, Russia, Bulgaria and Serbia (54.9% of the total international commodity trade).
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