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External trade, January - October 2017

05.12.2017


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-October 2017 amounted to 255 455 873 thousand denars, a 15.9% increase compared to the same period
last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 343 296 039 thousand denars, or 11.7% more than the same
period last year.


The trade deficit in the period January-October 2017 was 87 840 167 thousand denars.


Import coverage by export in the period January - October 2017 was 74.4%.


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, ferro-nickel 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), other metals of
the platinum group and alloys thereof, unwrought or in powder form and electricity.


In the period January-October 2017, 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-X 2017 Import coverage by export
598 751 912 thousand denars 74.4 %
9 722 106 thousand euros 74.4 %
10 903 802 thousand US dollars 74.6 %

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 - October 2017
amounted to 4 147 741 thousand euros, a 16.0% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 5 574 365 thousand euros, or 11.8% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-October 2017 was 1 426 624 thousand euros.


The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January - October 2017 amounted to 4 657 736
thousand US dollars, a 16.9% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 6 246 066 thousand US dollars, or 12.2% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January - October 2017 was 1 588 330 thousand US dollars.







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