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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - May 2017

04.07.2017


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-May 2017 amounted to 121 011 052 thousand denars, a 14.9% increase compared to the same period last
year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 166 958 393 thousand denars, or 12.0% more than the same period
last year.
The trade deficit in the period January-May 2017 was 45 947 341 thousand denars.
Import coverage by export in the period January-May 2017 was 72.5%.
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, 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-May 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, 01 - 05 2017 Import coverage by export
287 969 446 thousand denars 72.5%
4 675 278 thousand euros 72.5%
5 031 523 thousand US dollars 72.6%

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-May 2017 amounted
to 1 964 512 thousand euros, a 15.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the
same period was 2 710 765 thousand euros, or 12.1% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period JanuaryMay 2017 was 746 253 thousand euros.
The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-May 2017 amounted to 2 115 995
thousand US dollars, an 11.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same
period was 2 915 528 thousand US dollars, or 8.0% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period JanuaryMay
2017 was 799 533 thousand US dollars.






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