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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - March 2017

04.05.2017


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-March 2017 amounted to 69 479 068 thousand denars, a 14.5% increase compared to the same period last
year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 95 651 924 thousand denars, or 14.3% more than the same period
last year.


The trade deficit in the period January-March 2017 was 26 172 856 thousand denars.


Import coverage by export in the period January-March 2017 was 72.6%.


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-March 2017, according to the total external trade volume, the most important trade partners of the
Republic of Macedonia were Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria.

External trade volume I-III 2017

Import coverage by export

165 130 993 thousand denars

72.6 %

2 681 928 thousand euros

72.6 %

2 858 096 thousand US dollars

72.7 %

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-March 2017 amounted
to 1 128 278 thousand euros, a 14.7% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the
same period was 1 553 650 thousand euros, or 14.5% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-
March 2017 was 425 371 thousand euros.


The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-March 2017 amounted to 1 202 883
thousand US dollars, a 10.7% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same
period was 1 655 213 thousand US dollars, or 10.5% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-
March 2017 was 452 330 thousand US dollars.






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