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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January-June 2016

05.08.2016


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-June 2016 amounted to 125 722 828 thousand denars, a 3.9% increase compared to the same period last
year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 179 633 043 thousand denars, or 4.5% more than the same period
last year.
The trade deficit in the period January-June 2016 was 53 910 215 thousand denars.
Import coverage by export in the period January-June 2016 was 70.0%.
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-June 2016, according to the total external trade volume, the most important trade partners of the Republic
of Macedonia were Germany, Great Britain, Serbia, Greece and Italy.

External trade volume I-VI 2016

Import coverage by export

305 355 871 thousand denars

70.0 %

4 950 043 thousand denars

70.0 %

5 529 439 thousand US dollars

69.9 %

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-June 2016 amounted
to 2 038 018 thousand euros, a 3.7% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the
same period was 2 912 026 thousand euros, or 4.4% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-
June 2016 was 874 008 thousand euros.
The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-June 2016 amounted to 2 275 485
thousand US dollars, a 4.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same
period was 3 253 954 thousand US dollars, or 4.8% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-
June 2016 was 978 469 thousand US dollars.






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