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External trade, January - March 2018

04.05.2018


According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Office, the total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-March 2018 amounted to 79 977 866 thousand denars, a 13.1% increase compared to the same period last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 109 640 908 thousand denars, or 12.4% more than the same period last year.

The trade deficit in the period January-March 2018 was 29 663 043 thousand denars.


Import coverage by export in the period January-March 2018 was 72.9%.


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, parts of the seats of subgroup 821.1 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), flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, not clad, plated or coated and other metals of the platinum group and alloys thereof, unwrought or in powder form.


In the period January-March 2018, according to the total external trade volume, the most important trade partners of the Republic of
Macedonia were Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria.

External trade volume I-III 2018 Import coverage by export
189 618 774 thousand denars 72.9%
3 080 092 thousand euros 72.9%
3 789 706 thousand US dollars 73.0%

External trade expressed in euros and US dollars


Expressed in euros, the total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-March 2018 amounted
to 1 299 073 thousand euros, a 13.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 1 781 018 thousand euros, or 12.5% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-March 2018 was 481 945 thousand euros.

 
The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-March 2018 amounted to 1 598 560
thousand US dollars, a 30.5% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 2 191 146 thousand US dollars, or 29.9% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-March 2018 was 592 586 thousand US dollars.







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