US trade (export - import) with Macedonia in 2017

Published or Updated: May 22, 2018

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

US Trade with Macedonia

In 2017, US trade with Macedonia totaled $300.7 million, up 6.95% ($19.5 million) from 2016.

US exports to Macedonia in 2017 were $40.4 million, down 11.68% ($5.3 million) from 2016.

US imports from Macedonia in 2017 totaled $260.3 million, up 10.58% ($24.9 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Macedonia in 2017 was $219.8 million, a 15.95% increase ($30.2 million) over 2016.

Macedonia was the US 129th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 131st in 2016), accounting for 0.0076% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Macedonia was the US 168th largest export market in 2017 (down from 160th in 2016), accounting for 0.0026% of US total exports (down from 0.0032% in 2016).

Macedonia was the US 107th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 106th in 2016), accounting for 0.0108% of US total imports (up from 0.0105% in 2016).

US Exports to Macedonia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.74% of US total exports to Macedonia (48.97% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.00% of US total exports to Macedonia (9.42% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.90% of US total exports to Macedonia (2.74% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of US total exports to Macedonia (1.55% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.14% of US total exports to Macedonia (1.07% in 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11.0 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • 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 $0.9 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - 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.
US exports to Macedonia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,227.8 3.04 542.5126.31
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 142.9 0.35 0.0
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 0.05 20.41.99
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 27.8 0.07 24.314.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 44.7 0.11 115.8-61.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 518.2 1.28 387.433.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 603.0 1.49 1,461.0-58.72
29 Organic chemicals 333.9 0.83 141.4136.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,319.0 3.26 714.484.63
31 Fertilizers 6.3 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 299.1 0.74 244.122.53
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 2,137.4 5.29 939.3127.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,093.4 2.70 587.186.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 182.1 0.45 215.1-15.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 92.5 0.23 8.6974.73
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 6.9-100.00
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 0.08 9.5223.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 131.6 0.33 167.8-21.57
54 Man-made filaments 281.3 0.70 588.2-52.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 151.9 0.38 38.0299.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.5 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.6 0.02 71.5-89.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16.3 0.04 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.8 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34.0 0.08 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 214.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 76.7 0.19 13.8456.39
72 Iron and steel 57.6 0.14 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 251.1 0.62 214.117.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 78.8 0.19 4.61,595.61
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.8 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.2 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56.2 0.14 39.741.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8.0 0.02 231.5-96.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,099.3 49.71 17,057.917.83
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 1,159.7 2.87 1,258.2-7.83
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 55.9 0.14 5.3955.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,111.8 5.22 1,622.130.19
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,316.3 3.26 154.3753.07
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 2,244.0 5.55 2,318.6-3.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.7 0.01 41.7-91.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 60.2 0.15 21.8175.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 24.6 0.06 965.9-97.45
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 55.1 0.14 99.0-44.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29.6 0.07 18.758.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.7 0.01 8.5-32.82
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 29.6-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,019.6 9.94 14,985.7-73.18

US Imports from Macedonia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.31% of US total imports from Macedonia (71.22% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.45% of US total imports from Macedonia (18.08% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.25% of US total imports from Macedonia (2.23% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.04% of US total imports from Macedonia (3.19% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.72% of US total imports from Macedonia (2.00% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macedonia in 2017 over 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 $30.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.9 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 $0.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.8 million.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $11.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Macedonia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 36.5 0.01 31.914.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,539.8 0.59 635.2142.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13.4 0.01 20.9-36.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 74.0 0.03 102.3-27.65
10 Cereals 5.4 0.00 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14.6 0.01 31.9-54.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 216.1 0.08 1,364.6-84.17
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
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 529.8 0.20 374.541.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 81.7 0.03 84.2-3.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 904.7 0.35 797.913.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,103.5 0.81 2,093.60.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,491.3 0.96 3,255.3-23.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 972.8 0.37 1,899.6-48.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20,830.5 8.00 31,869.0-34.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 125.1 0.05 23.8425.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 40.0 0.02 26.451.77
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 0.09 368.0-39.20
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 502.8 0.19 4,122.2-87.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 954.5 0.37 153.2523.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23.8 0.01 17.536.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 26.1 0.01 8.8198.49
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,668.3 0.64 2,558.6-34.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.4 0.00 42.0-91.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,019.5 0.39 468.3117.69
52 Cotton 197.6 0.08 66.7196.22
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 67.2 0.03 484.2-86.13
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 814.3 0.31 562.044.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,778.7 1.84 4,957.8-3.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,490.4 0.57 1,132.731.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 571.3 0.22 270.0111.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.0 0.00 33.2-96.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 29.4 0.01 104.1-71.79
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 20.0 0.01 0.0
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 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 8,305.3 3.19 5,086.863.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 134.9 0.05 156.4-13.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.1 0.01 3.2439.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,977.1 3.06 6,575.121.32
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 33,160.4 12.74 2,848.71,064.07
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 3,064.8 1.18 2,209.438.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 159,278.1 61.19 155,737.32.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 361.2 0.14 282.028.11
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 3,794.9 1.46 3,443.310.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37.3 0.01 15.6139.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 220.5 0.08 71.5208.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,555.1 0.60 972.259.97
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce