US trade with Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 28, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macedonia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Macedonia was $68.9 million, down 0.80% ($0.6 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $11.3 million, up 54.08% ($4.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $57.6 million, down 7.31% ($4.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $46.2 million, a 15.57% decrease ($8.5 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Macedonia was the US 129th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 123rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0073% of US total trade (down from 0.0079% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Macedonia was the US 163rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 169th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total exports (up from 0.0021% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Macedonia was the US 104th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 101st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0102% of US total imports (down from 0.0118% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Macedonia

The major share of US exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.95% of US total exports to Macedonia (38.35% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.75% of US total exports to Macedonia (17.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.30% of US total exports to Macedonia (3.51% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.19% of US total exports to Macedonia (0.41% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.05% of US total exports to Macedonia (0.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 70.7-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 39.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 148.0 1.30 129.314.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19.5 0.17 811.2-97.60
29 Organic chemicals 33.0 0.29 9.6242.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 102.5 0.90 184.1-44.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7.7 0.07 10.4-26.16
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 569.1 5.01 120.8371.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11.2 0.10 11.7-3.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23.0 0.20 174.1-86.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 11.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.1 0.25 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19.5 0.17 45.9-57.44
54 Man-made filaments 94.4 0.83 30.2212.89
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 36.7 0.32 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.4 0.04 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 39.9-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 49.3 0.43 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 49.0 0.43 2.51,846.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 65.4 0.58 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.5 0.04 16.2-72.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,218.3 37.17 1,320.6219.41
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 174.4 1.54 170.12.53
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 601.0 5.30 474.926.55
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,240.0 10.93 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 683.6 6.02 854.1-19.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15.7 0.14 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7.7 0.07 79.4-90.27
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 10.0 0.09 7.730.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.4 0.05 6.7-19.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.7 0.02 0.0

US Imports from Macedonia

The major share of US imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.96% of US total imports from Macedonia (68.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.53% of US total imports from Macedonia (18.80% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.13% of US total imports from Macedonia (3.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.01% of US total imports from Macedonia (5.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 305.9-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18.2 0.03 23.7-23.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 60.7 0.11 350.7-82.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 220.2 0.38 62.8250.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14.6 0.03 20.7-29.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 162.2 0.28 113.443.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 841.4 1.46 532.757.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 273.9 0.48 460.0-40.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 199.9 0.35 525.6-61.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,883.3 15.42 9,273.9-4.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 50.3 0.09 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31.9 0.06 4.2665.13
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 141.9 0.25 94.849.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 3,191.0-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 349.7 0.61 7.94,350.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.1 0.01 2.4109.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.9 0.01 2.0288.20
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 810.3 1.41 820.9-1.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 136.4 0.24 120.912.88
52 Cotton 45.3 0.08 49.2-7.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 67.2 0.12 138.0-51.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103.2 0.18 120.6-14.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,506.1 2.62 1,728.9-12.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 529.5 0.92 280.588.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 128.0 0.22 80.558.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.0 0.00 4.0-74.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.8 0.00 59.5-95.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.4 0.01 3.26.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 747.3 1.30 1,574.7-52.54
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 6,501.9 11.29 1,038.6526.05
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 435.9 0.76 441.6-1.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,746.7 58.59 39,356.9-14.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.0 0.03 31.6-46.20
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1,014.3 1.76 960.55.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 57.1 0.10 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce