External trade volume
According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Offce, the export value of goods in the Republic of Macedonia in the
period January-April 2011 was 1 335 635 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 2 276 498 thousand US dollars. Import
coverage by export was 58.7%. The trade defcit in the period January-April 2011 was 940 863 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, ferro-nickel, iron and steel products (fat-rolled products),
clothes, and petroleum oil preparations. In the imports, the most signifcant products are platinum and platinum alloys, unwrought
or in powder form, the crude petroleum oils, motor vehicles for transport of persons and electricity.
In the period January-April 2011 the most important export partners were the EU-27 countries (63.2%) and the West Balkan
countries (25.5%), and the most important import partners were the EU-27 countries (53.3%) and the Developing countries
(29.3%). According to the total volume of international commodity trade, the most important trade partners of the Republic of
Macedonia are Germany, Russia, Great Britain, Serbia and Bulgaria (48.2% of the total international commodity trade).
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