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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - August 2016

05.10.2016


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-August 2016 amounted to 171 989 579 thousand denars, a 6.2% increase compared to the same period
last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 242 511 286 thousand denars, or 5.7% more than the same period
last year.


The trade deficit in the period January-August 2016 was 70 521 707 thousand denars.


Import coverage by export in the period January-August 2016 was 70.9%.


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, 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-August 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 Bulgaria.

 

External trade volume I-VIII 2016

Import coverage by export

414 500 864 ?????? ??????

70.9 %

6 723 877 thousand euros

70.9 %

7 505 321 thousand US dollars

70.9 %

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-August 2016
amounted to 2 789 996 thousand euros, a 6.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported
goods in the same period was 3 933 882 thousand euros, or 5.6% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the
period January-August 2016 was 1 143 886 thousand euros.


The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-August 2016 amounted to 3 112 569
thousand US dollars, a 6.4% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same
period was 4 392 752 thousand US dollars, or 6.2% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-
August 2016 was 1 280 183 thousand US dollars.






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