External trade volume
According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Office, the export value of goods in the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-April 2010 was 897 573 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 1 568 256 thousand US dollars. Import coverage by export was 57.2%. The trade deficit in the period January-April 2010 was 670 683 thousand US dollars.
The trade exchange according to products shows that in the exports the most significant products are iron and steel products (flat-rolled products), clothes, ferro-nickel and petroleum oil preparations. In the imports, the most significant products are the crude petroleum oils, motor vehicles for transport of persons and electricity.
In the period January-April 2010 the most important export partners were the EU-27 countries (61.8%) and the West Balkan countries (30.7%), and the most important import partners were the EU-27 countries (53.2%) and the Developing countries (27.6%). According to the total volume of international commodity trade, the most important trade partners of the Republic of Macedonia are Germany, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Russia (43.7% of the total international commodity trade).
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