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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - December 2015

17.03.2017


According to the definitive data of the State Statistical Office, the total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia
in the period January - December 2015 amounted to 251 853 383 thousand denars, a 9.1% increase compared to the same
period last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 357 439 142 thousand denars, or 5.4% more than the same
period last year.


The trade deficit in the period January - December 2015 was 105 585 759 thousand denars.


Import coverage by export in the period January - December 2015 was 70.5%.


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). 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 form.


In the period January - December 2015, according to the total external trade volume, the most important trade partners of the
Republic of Macedonia were Germany, Serbia, Great Britain, Greece and Bulgaria.

 

External trade volume I-XII 2015

Import coverage by export

609 292 524 thousand denars

70.5 %

9 888 729 thousand euros

70.5 %

10 956 889 thousand US dollars

70.5 %

 

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 - December 2015
amounted to 4 087 584 thousand euros, a 9.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported
goods in the same period was 5 801 144 thousand euros, or 5.4% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the
period January - December 2015 was 1 713 560 thousand euros.


The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January - December 2015 amounted to
4 530 077 thousand US dollars, an 8.7% decrease compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in
the same period was 6 426 812 thousand US dollars, or 12.0% less than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period
January - December 2015 was 1 896 736 thousand US dollars.






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