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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - October 2016

05.12.2016


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-October 2016 amounted to 219 292 570 thousand denars, a 5.8% increase compared to the same period
last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 307 166 245 thousand denars, or 5.7% more than the same period
last year.
The trade deficit in the period January-October 2016 was 87 873 675 thousand denars.
Import coverage by export in the period January-October 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-October 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 01-10 2016 Import coverage by export
526 458 816 thousand denars 71.4 %
8 544 263 thousand euros 71.4 %
9 528 769 thousand US dollars 71.3 %

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 2016
amounted to 3 559 094 thousand euros, a 5.8% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported
goods in the same period was 4 985 169 thousand euros, or 5.6% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the
period January-October 2016 was 1 426 074 thousand euros.
The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-October 2016 amounted to 3 967 142
thousand US dollars, a 5.8% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same
period was 5 561 627 thousand US dollars, or 5.8% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-
October 2016 was 1 594 485 thousand US dollars.






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