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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January-September 2017

03.11.2017


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-September 2017 amounted to 226 058 368 thousand denars, a 15.1% increase compared to the same
period last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 304 992 548 thousand denars, or 11.1% more than the
same period last year.


The trade deficit in the period January-September 2017 was 78 934 180 thousand denars.


Import coverage by export in the period January-September 2017 was 74.1%.


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, motor vehicles for the transport of 10 or more persons, including the driver, with compression-ignition internal
combustion engine (diesel or semi-diesel) 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 flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy
steel, not clad, plated or coated, not further worked than hot-rolled, of a width of 600 mm or more, in coils.


In the period January-September 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-IX 2017 Import coverage by export
531 050 916 thousand denars 74.1 %
8 620 979 thousand euros 74.1 %
9 610 698 thousand US dollars 74.3 %

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-September 2017
amounted to 3 669 603 thousand euros, a 15.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported
goods in the same period was 4 951 376 thousand euros, or 11.2% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the
period January-September 2017 was 1 281 774 thousand euros.


The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-September 2017 amounted to 4 097 146
thousand US dollars, a 15.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period
was 5 513 552 thousand US dollars, or 10.8% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-September
2017 was 1 416 406 thousand US dollars.






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