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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - July 2017

05.09.2017


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-July 2017 amounted to 171 341 753 thousand denars, a 13.7 % increase compared to the same period last
year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 233 025 976 thousand denars, or 10.1 % more than the same period
last year.


The trade deficit in the period January-July 2017 was 61 684 224 thousand denars.


Import coverage by export in the period January-July 2017 was 73.5 %.


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-July 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 - VII 2017

Import coverage by export

404 367 729 thousand denars

73.5%

6 563 874 thousand euros

73.5%

7 179 218 thousand US dollars

73.7%

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-July 2017 amounted
to 2 781 134 thousand euros, a 13.8 % increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the
same period was 3 782 740 thousand euros, or 10.3 % more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-July 2017 was 1 001 606 thousand euros.


The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-July 2017 amounted to 3 045 862
thousand US dollars, a 11.8 % increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same
period was 4 133 355 thousand US dollars, or 8.0% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-July 2017 was 1 087 493 thousand US dollars.






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