US trade with Macedonia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Macedonia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Macedonia totaled $126.2 million, up 2.73% ($3.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Macedonia in the first half of 2017 totaled $18.6 million, up 1.85% ($0.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Macedonia in the first half of 2017 totaled $107.5 million, up 2.88% ($3.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Macedonia in the first half of 2017 was $88.9 million, a 3.10% increase ($2.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Macedonia was the US 136th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 132nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0066% of US total trade (down from 0.0068% in the first half of 2016).

Macedonia was the US 168th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 165th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total exports (down from 0.0026% in the first half of 2016).

Macedonia was the US 109th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 108th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0092% of US total imports (down from 0.0096% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Macedonia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.48% of US total exports to Macedonia (36.68% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.11% of US total exports to Macedonia (12.73% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.40% of US total exports to Macedonia (3.22% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.50% of US total exports to Macedonia (0.25% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.38% of US total exports to Macedonia (0.79% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macedonia in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $1.0 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.2 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) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Macedonia in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 287.2 1.54 242.518.45
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
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20.8 0.11 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.9 0.08 14.43.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 44.7 0.24 68.9-35.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 266.7 1.43 224.118.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19.5 0.10 989.4-98.03
29 Organic chemicals 83.6 0.45 38.8115.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 308.3 1.65 316.1-2.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 49.0 0.26 185.8-73.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,234.2 6.62 182.8575.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 245.5 1.32 406.9-39.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 131.7 0.71 205.0-35.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
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 30.8 0.17 9.5223.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40.3 0.22 61.1-34.07
54 Man-made filaments 171.6 0.92 37.5357.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 82.2 0.44 2.92,744.60
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.5 0.02 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.4 0.02 6.0-26.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12.2 0.07 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.8 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.0 0.09 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 199.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 61.0 0.33 0.0
72 Iron and steel 36.9 0.20 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 106.0 0.57 53.299.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 69.2 0.37 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.8 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 37.5 0.20 18.899.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.7 0.03 73.0-93.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,654.8 41.05 4,136.285.07
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 432.8 2.32 590.4-26.70
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 1,390.0 7.45 742.187.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,263.0 6.77 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,095.9 5.88 1,237.7-11.46
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 0.08 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7.7 0.04 136.4-94.34
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 24.6 0.13 50.7-51.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.6 0.14 6.7280.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.7 0.03 4.138.06

US Imports from Macedonia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.53% of US total imports from Macedonia (73.34% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.89% of US total imports from Macedonia (14.49% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.50% of US total imports from Macedonia (4.05% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.01% of US total imports from Macedonia (0.11% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.24% of US total imports from Macedonia (4.16% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macedonia in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $13.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macedonia in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $8.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.5 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Macedonia in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 13.9 0.01 22.8-39.08
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 455.0 0.42 305.948.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.5 0.01 14.4-34.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29.7 0.03 72.8-59.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3.0 0.00 21.5-86.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 162.2 0.15 710.3-77.16
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 300.9 0.28 183.564.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 28.5 0.03 42.0-32.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 341.5 0.32 378.5-9.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,112.3 1.03 902.423.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 876.8 0.82 1,205.4-27.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 562.9 0.52 1,208.7-53.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,961.4 9.26 10,067.9-1.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 83.9 0.08 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31.9 0.03 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 223.7 0.21 195.814.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 266.7 0.25 4,109.8-93.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 720.8 0.67 20.83,371.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10.1 0.01 7.337.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.2 0.01 2.0300.79
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,023.2 0.95 1,310.8-21.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.4 0.00 21.5-83.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 206.1 0.19 367.6-43.94
52 Cotton 96.5 0.09 56.869.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 67.2 0.06 289.7-76.82
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 202.7 0.19 260.2-22.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,388.8 2.22 2,918.7-18.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 813.5 0.76 579.240.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 191.5 0.18 113.368.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.0 0.00 17.9-94.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 29.4 0.03 42.0-30.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 20.0 0.02 0.0
72 Iron and steel 3,139.4 2.92 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 78.1 0.07 111.1-29.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.1 0.02 3.2439.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,522.6 3.28 3,622.2-2.75
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 14,930.6 13.88 1,663.0797.79
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 807.1 0.75 1,198.7-32.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61,910.7 57.57 70,113.8-11.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55.4 0.05 64.5-14.14
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 1,911.4 1.78 1,735.410.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.8 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 59.6 0.06 38.156.54
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce