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Theme: Foreign Trade

International trade volume, January - May 2012


According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Office, the export value of goods in the Republic of Macedonia in the
period January-May 2012 was 1 591 543 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 2 662 292 thousand US dollars. Import
coverage by export was 59.8%. The trade deficit in the period January-May 2012 was 1 070 749 thousand US dollars.

The trade exchange according to products shows that in the exports the most significant products are supported catalysts with
precious metal or precious metal compounds as the active substance, ferro-nickel, petroleum oil preparations, iron and steel
products (flat-rolled products) and clothes. In the imports, the most significant products are platinum and platinum alloys,
unwrought or in powder form, the crude petroleum oils, natural gas, in the gaseous state and electricity.

In the period January-May 2012, the most important export partners were the EU-27 countries (63.2%) and the West Balkan
countries (24.2%), and the most important import partners were the EU-27 countries (57.0%) and the Developing countries
(24.5%). According to the total volume of international commodity trade, the most important trade partners of the Republic of
Macedonia are Germany, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Great Britain (46.5% of the total international commodity trade).

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