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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - April 2018

04.06.2018


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-April 2018 amounted to 109 008 586 thousand denars, a 14.3% increase compared to the same period last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was 147 867 914 thousand denars, or 11.8% more than the same period last year.


The trade deficit in the period January-April 2018 was 38 859 328 thousand denars.


Import coverage by export in the period January-April 2018 was 73.7%.


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, parts of the seats of subgroup 821.1 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), flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, not clad, plated or coated and other metals of the platinum group and alloys thereof, unwrought or in powder form.


In the period January-April 2018, 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-IV 2018

Import coverage by export

256 876 500 thousand denars

73.7 %

4 173 728 thousand euros

73.7 %

5 131 456 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-April 2018 amounted to
1.771 121 thousand euros, a 14.3% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 2 402 608 thousand euros, or 11.8% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-April 2018 was 631 487 thousand euros.


The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-April 2018 amounted to 2 176 646 thousand US dollars, a 31.5% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 2 954.810 thousand US dollars, or 28.8% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-April 2018 was 778 163 thousand US dollars.






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