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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January - September 2018

05.11.2018


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-September 2018 amounted to 260 222 843 thousand denars, a 14.7% increase compared to the same period last year.
The value of imported goods in the same period was 339 474 790 thousand denars, or 11.2% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-September 2018 was 79 251 947 thousand denars.
Import coverage by export in the period January-September 2018 was 76.7%.
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 motor vehicles for the transport of 10 or more persons, including the driver, with compressionignition internal combustion engine (diesel or semi-diesel). 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-September 2018, according to the total external trade volume, the most important trade partners of the Republic of Macedonia were Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Serbia and Bulgaria.

External trade volume 01-09 2018 Import coverage by export
599 697 633 thousand denars 76.7 %
9 748 429 thousand euros 76.7 %
11 640 243 thousand US dollars 76.5 %

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 2018 amounted to 4 230 048 thousand euros, a 14.9% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 5 518 381 thousand euros, or 11.4% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-September 2018 was 1 288 332 thousand euros.
The total value of exported goods from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January-September 2018 amounted to 5 046 877
thousand US dollars, a 22.7% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 6 593 366 thousand US dollars, or 19.5% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-September 2018 was 1 546 489 thousand US dollars.






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