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-May 2010 was 1 162 778 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 2 008 818 thousands
US dollars. Import coverage by export was 57.9%. The trade deficit in the period January-May 2010 was 846 039
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-May 2010 the most important export partners were the EU-27 countries (61.4%) and the
West Balkan countries (31.5%), and the most important import partners were the EU-27 countries (53.1%) and the
Developing countries (28.0%). 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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