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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - September 2016

04.11.2016


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-September 2016 amounted to 195 857 543 thousand denars, a 6.1% increase compared to the same period
last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 274 167 433 thousand denars, or 6.4% more than the same period
last year.


The trade deficit in the period January-September 2016 was 78 309 891 thousand denars.
Import coverage by export in the period January-September 2016 was 71.4%.


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-September 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-IX 2016

Import coverage by export

470 024 976 thousand denars

71.4 %

7 626 762 thousand denars

71.4 %

8 517 007 thousand US dollars

71.4 %

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-September 2016
amounted to 3 178 115 thousand euros, a 6.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported
goods in the same period was 4 448 647 thousand euros, or 6.3% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the
period January-September 2016 was 1 270 533 thousand euros.


The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-September 2016 amounted to
3 547 530 thousand US dollars, a 6.3% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the
same period was 4 969 477 thousand US dollars, or 6.8% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period
January-September 2016 was 1 421 947 thousand US dollars.






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