Export of goods rose by 7.2% in January and February


Macedonia in the first two months of 2017 by exporting goods has registered an increase by 7.2% compared to the same period last year, statistics show. The estimated amount of goods exported from January to February is 747,106,000 US dollars, according to the State Statistical Office of Macedonia.

Goods estimated at $1,014,149,000 have been imported in the period between January and February 2017 – a rise by 10.8% compared to the same period last year

Trade deficit in the first two months of 2017 stands at $267,043,000 with import coverage by export in the period being 73.7%.

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.

Statistics show that in the first two months of this year, Macedonia’s most important trade partners were Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria, according to the total external trade volume.

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