Trade exchange in January at US$ 807 million

Total trade exchange in January 2017 amounted to US$ 807,4 million, of which US$ 343,8 million in exports and US$ 463,6 in imports, says the State Statistical Office.

Exports post a 9.6% increase compared to the same period last year, while imports rise by 20.4%.

The trade deficit in January 2017 was US$ 120 million.

Import coverage by export in January 2017 was 74.1%.

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, ferro-nickel 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), other metals of the platinum group and alloys thereof, unwrought or in powder form and electricity.

The most important trade partners of the Republic of Macedonia in January were Germany, Greece, Great Britain, China and Serbia.


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