US trade with Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 21, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macedonia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Macedonia was $88.8 million, down 1.65% ($1.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $11.9 million, down 31.89% ($5.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $77.0 million, up 5.60% ($4.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $65.1 million, a 17.41% increase ($9.6 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Macedonia was the US 130th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 126th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0085% of US total trade (down from 0.0094% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Macedonia was the US 165th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 152nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0029% of US total exports (down from 0.0046% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Macedonia was the US 104th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 100th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0121% of US total imports (down from 0.0125% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Macedonia

The major share of US exports to Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.58% of US total exports to Macedonia (65.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.10% of US total exports to Macedonia (6.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.42% of US total exports to Macedonia (1.92% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.09% of US total exports to Macedonia (1.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.15% of US total exports to Macedonia (1.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 451.3 3.79 133.2238.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 125.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13.0 0.11 9.930.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 46.8-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 179.8 1.51 19.5821.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 323.3 2.72 259.924.39
29 Organic chemicals 124.0 1.04 72.371.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,010.7 8.50 179.9461.82
31 Fertilizers 6.3 0.05 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 173.3 1.46 38.8346.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 661.4 5.56 403.164.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 427.0 3.59 168.9152.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14.8 0.12 2.5488.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.4 0.05 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.5 0.09 38.1-72.48
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 249.6-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18.4 0.15 16.015.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18.0 0.15 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 12.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
72 Iron and steel 18.0 0.15 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 78.5 0.66 101.0-22.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.9 0.02 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.2 0.07 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18.8 0.16 6.2204.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.3 0.03 112.3-97.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,269.8 52.73 9,944.0-36.95
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 590.2 4.96 136.5332.41
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 19.9 0.17 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 297.2 2.50 539.9-44.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 48.1 0.40 144.4-66.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 692.2 5.82 730.9-5.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 40.7 0.34 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 16.9 0.14 0.0
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 10.4 0.09 30.9-66.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4.1 0.03 6.0-31.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 333.8 2.81 3,886.2-91.41

US Imports from Macedonia

The major share of US imports from Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.63% of US total imports from Macedonia (70.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.81% of US total imports from Macedonia (17.01% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.53% of US total imports from Macedonia (1.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.06% of US total imports from Macedonia (0.12% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.04% of US total imports from Macedonia (7.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $9.3 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.8 million.
US imports from Macedonia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 11.2 0.01 9.024.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 880.0 1.14 274.4220.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3.9 0.01 3.223.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 40.8 0.05 16.7144.48
10 Cereals 5.4 0.01 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.8 0.01 10.4-15.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53.8 0.07 218.7-75.39
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 164.5 0.21 121.235.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 29.8 0.04 24.919.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 327.5 0.43 182.579.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 831.9 1.08 843.7-1.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 962.4 1.25 1,071.7-10.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 291.0 0.38 331.7-12.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,092.6 13.12 9,280.68.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 18.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.8 0.01 14.7-60.56
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 92.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 236.0 0.31 12.31,814.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 59.4 0.08 126.8-53.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.4 0.01 6.7-4.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.3 0.01 0.0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 479.5 0.62 701.0-31.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 813.4 1.06 87.6828.50
52 Cotton 70.8 0.09 1.64,453.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 83.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 333.0 0.43 72.9357.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 911.1 1.18 887.92.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 472.0 0.61 268.975.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 162.1 0.21 85.589.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 36.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8.6 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 5,086.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 34.3 0.04 45.3-24.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,992.5 2.59 1,676.118.88
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 9,836.1 12.78 560.01,656.38
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 983.7 1.28 399.8146.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 45,124.2 58.64 48,876.5-7.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 259.9 0.34 117.4121.38
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 1,034.6 1.34 890.816.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26.5 0.03 15.669.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 70.0 0.09 22.1217.30
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 318.2 0.41 270.017.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce