Export from Macedonia Increases by 4.1 Percent

According to the preliminary data of the State Statistical Office the external trade volume from the Republic of Macedonia in the period January­-June 2016 amounted to 5,529,439 thousand US dollars. The total value of exported goods amounted to 2,275,485 thousand US dollars, a 4.1 percent increase compared to the same period last year, while the value of imported goods in the same period was 3 253 954 thousand US dollars, or 4.8 percent more than the same period last year.

The trade deficit in the period January­-June 2016 was 978,469 thousand US dollars.

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, ferro­nickel 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.

In the period January-­June 2016, according to the total external trade volume, the most important trade partners of the Republic of Macedonia were Germany, Great Britain, Serbia, Greece and Italy.

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