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Theme: Foreign Trade

International trade volume, January - August 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-August 2012 was 2 582 385 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 4 176 536 thousand US dollars. Import
coverage by export was 61.8%. The trade deficit in the period January-August 2012 was 1 594 151 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, nickel ores and concentrates and electricity.

In the period January-August 2012, the most important export partners were the EU-27 countries (62.7%) and the West Balkan
countries (24.3%), while the most important import partners were the EU-27 countries (58.9%) and the Developing countries
(22.4%). 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 Italy (47.0% of the total international commodity trade).

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