US trade (export - import) with Macedonia in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 20, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Macedonia in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Macedonia

In 2015, US trade with Macedonia totaled $237.8 million, up 15.99% ($32.8 million) from 2014.

US exports to Macedonia in 2015 were $30.9 million, down 8.59% ($2.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Macedonia in 2015 totaled $206.8 million, up 20.85% ($35.7 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Macedonia in 2015 was $175.9 million, a 28.12% increase ($38.6 million) over 2014.

Macedonia was the US 137th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 145th in 2014), accounting for 0.0062% of US total trade (up from 0.0051% in 2014).

Macedonia was the US 173rd largest export market in 2015 (up from 175th in 2014), accounting for 0.0021% of US total exports (just as in 2014).

Macedonia was the US 107th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 115th in 2014), accounting for 0.0090% of US total imports (up from 0.0071% in 2014).

US Exports to Macedonia

The major share of US exports to Macedonia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.81% of US total exports to Macedonia (29.21% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.11% of US total exports to Macedonia (16.10% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.67% of US total exports to Macedonia (7.20% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Macedonia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8.5 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 $1.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.3 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 $0.3 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Macedonia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $12.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - 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 $0.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Macedonia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,563.1 5.05 902.273.26
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 127.6 0.41 75.070.08
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28.7 0.09 25.910.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 13.2-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 230.1 0.74 704.4-67.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 26.1 0.08 20.825.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 36.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 107.4 0.35 87.522.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 598.0 1.93 570.44.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.1 0.01 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,128.6 6.88 1,839.215.73
29 Organic chemicals 105.0 0.34 106.4-1.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 877.3 2.84 986.9-11.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5.3 0.02 2.699.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 334.4 1.08 257.629.82
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 13.3 0.04 3.3303.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.1 0.02 10.8-52.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 185.2 0.60 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 7.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 131.2 0.42 1,983.0-93.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 271.1 0.88 220.123.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 33.2-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 35.5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 73.0 0.24 25.0192.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16.0 0.05 31.4-49.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 191.5 0.62 118.761.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 57.5 0.19 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33.4 0.11 64.8-48.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.0 0.04 86.4-86.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 608.9 1.97 3.020,129.40
72 Iron and steel 33.5 0.11 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 76.2 0.25 61.024.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4.4 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5.9 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 54.8 0.18 30.877.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.4 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,369.1 43.21 4,911.9172.18
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 3,411.3 11.03 1,941.075.75
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 87.2 0.28 27.6215.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,970.4 6.37 1,238.259.13
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 432.5 1.40 15.52,698.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,091.9 3.53 1,747.8-37.53
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 322.5 1.04 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 81.9 0.26 27.6197.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73.7 0.24 875.3-91.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.7 0.03 3.1249.72
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,178.2 7.04 14,710.7-85.19

US Imports from Macedonia

The major share of US imports from Macedonia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.00% of US total imports from Macedonia (55.26% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.16% of US total imports from Macedonia (21.85% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.36% of US total imports from Macedonia (5.98% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.16% of US total imports from Macedonia (13.36% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.49% of US total imports from Macedonia (0.13% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Macedonia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $43.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Macedonia in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $16.3 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US imports from Macedonia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 91.6 0.04 26.8241.43
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,940.9 2.39 2,142.5130.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 21.4 0.01 76.3-71.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 159.7 0.08 153.04.39
10 Cereals 6.3 0.00 2.6142.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 21.5 0.01 10.5104.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 741.8 0.36 185.3300.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 83.5 0.04 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 491.2 0.24 495.3-0.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 96.5 0.05 113.5-14.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 846.3 0.41 667.826.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,051.0 0.51 860.422.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,278.1 1.10 2,947.8-22.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 834.1 0.40 812.72.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 25,893.5 12.52 28,896.1-10.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4.1 0.00 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 14.2 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11.5 0.01 22.3-48.65
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 2.7 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,903.8 1.40 136.12,032.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 82.7 0.04 39.7108.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54.7 0.03 25.8111.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 78.5 0.04 175.3-55.24
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,109.3 0.54 594.586.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.4 0.00 3.744.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14.2 0.01 32.7-56.76
52 Cotton 67.3 0.03 10.5542.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 281.2 0.14 626.9-55.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 484.7 0.23 430.612.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,341.7 3.55 7,659.1-4.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 534.4 0.26 1,113.5-52.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 278.3 0.13 270.32.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35.3 0.02 124.2-71.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 117.6 0.06 106.010.96
72 Iron and steel 6,295.9 3.04 22,592.5-72.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 98.6 0.05 154.9-36.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 113.9 0.06 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24.1 0.01 64.4-62.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.9 0.01 43.3-74.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,166.0 3.46 319.12,145.63
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 2,148.5 1.04 2,728.1-21.25
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 2,355.1 1.14 2,033.715.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 132,873.4 64.24 89,408.748.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 251.1 0.12 76.9226.72
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 546.3-100.00
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 3,475.5 1.68 3,391.42.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 219.7 0.11 252.7-13.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 825.6 0.40 754.99.37
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce