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Theme: Foreign Trade

External trade volume, January - May 2015


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 2015 was 1 751 496 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 2 526 927 thousand US dollars. Import
coverage by export was 69.3%. The trade deficit in the period January - May 2015 was 775 432 thousand US dollars.

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, ferro-nickel, ignition wiring sets and other wiring sets of a kind
used in vehicles, aircraft or ships, iron and steel products (flat-rolled products) 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), electricity and other metals of the platinum group and alloys thereof, unwrought or in powder

In the period January - May 2015, the most important export partners were the EU-28 countries (76.9%) and the West Balkan
countries (11.5%), while the most important import partners were the EU-28 countries (63.3%) and Miscellaneous - countries
not specified extra (12.0%). According to the total volume of external trade, the most important trade partners of the Republic
of Macedonia are Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria (50.8% of the total external trade).

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