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Theme: Foreign Trade


External trade, January – June 2019

06.08.2019


According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Office, the total value of exported goods from the Republic of North Macedonia in the period January-June 2019 amounted to 194 235 989 thousand denars, a 14.1% increase compared to the same period last year. The value of imported goods in the same period was   251 236 685 thousand denars, or 11.2% more than the same period last year.

The trade deficit in the period January-June 2019 was 57 000 696 thousand denars.

Import coverage by export in the period January-June 2019 was 77.3%.

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 compression-ignition 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), other metals of the platinum group and alloys thereof, unwrought or in powder form and ceramic wares for laboratory, chemical or other technical uses.

In the period January-June 2019, according to the total external trade volume, the most important trade partners of the Republic of North Macedonia were Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Serbia and Italy. 

External trade expressed in euros and US dollars

Expressed in euros, the total value of exported goods from the Republic of North Macedonia in the period January-June 2019 amounted to 3 157 681 thousand euros, a 14.1% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 4 084 412 thousand euros, or 11.2% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-June 2019 was 926 731 thousand euros.

The total value of exported goods from the Republic of North Macedonia in the period January-June 2019 amounted to 3 564 455 thousand US dollars, a 6.5% increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 4 611 409 thousand US dollars, or 3.7% more than the same period last year. The trade deficit in the period January-June 2019 was 1 046 955 thousand US dollars.
 






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