US trade with Macedonia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 20, 2018

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

US Trade with Macedonia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Macedonia totaled $211.9 million, up 11.02% ($21.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Macedonia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $28.5 million, up 0.78% ($0.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Macedonia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $183.3 million, up 12.81% ($20.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Macedonia in the first nine months of 2017 was $154.8 million, a 15.35% increase ($20.6 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Macedonia was the US 132nd largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 133rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0073% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Macedonia was the US 169th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 166th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total exports (down from 0.0027% in the first nine months of 2016).

Macedonia was the US 106th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0103% of US total imports (down from 0.0104% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Macedonia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.80% of US total exports to Macedonia (38.57% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.63% of US total exports to Macedonia (11.26% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.69% of US total exports to Macedonia (3.25% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of US total exports to Macedonia (1.54% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.17% of US total exports to Macedonia (0.95% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.7 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 $0.9 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 $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - 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.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.0 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;
  • 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 $0.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Macedonia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 776.5 2.72 409.389.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 142.9 0.50 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 0.07 20.41.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14.9 0.05 14.43.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 44.7 0.16 68.9-35.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 338.4 1.19 367.8-8.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 279.7 0.98 1,201.1-76.71
29 Organic chemicals 209.9 0.74 69.1203.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 308.3 1.08 534.5-42.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 125.8 0.44 205.3-38.73
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 1,476.0 5.17 536.2175.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 666.4 2.33 418.259.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 167.4 0.59 212.6-21.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 86.1 0.30 8.6900.79
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 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 0.11 9.5223.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 121.1 0.42 129.6-6.61
54 Man-made filaments 281.3 0.99 338.6-16.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 133.6 0.47 22.0506.15
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 0.03 71.5-89.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16.3 0.06 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.8 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16.0 0.06 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 202.6-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 76.7 0.27 11.2582.91
72 Iron and steel 39.6 0.14 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 172.6 0.60 113.152.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 75.9 0.27 4.61,532.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.8 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 37.5 0.13 33.511.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4.7 0.02 119.1-96.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,829.5 48.45 7,113.994.40
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 569.5 1.99 1,121.7-49.23
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 36.1 0.13 5.3581.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,814.5 6.36 1,082.167.68
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,268.3 4.44 9.912,762.66
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 1,551.8 5.44 1,587.8-2.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.7 0.01 41.7-91.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 19.5 0.07 21.8-10.53
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7.7 0.03 965.9-99.20
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 44.8 0.16 68.1-34.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.6 0.09 12.7101.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.7 0.02 4.138.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,685.7 12.91 11,099.5-66.79

US Imports from Macedonia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 79.44% of US total imports from Macedonia (71.39% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.79% of US total imports from Macedonia (18.57% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.59% of US total imports from Macedonia (0.07% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.26% of US total imports from Macedonia (3.75% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.85% of US total imports from Macedonia (2.74% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Macedonia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $21.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.9 million.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $11.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.0 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 $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.7 million.
US imports from Macedonia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 25.2 0.01 22.810.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 659.8 0.36 360.882.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.5 0.01 17.8-46.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 33.2 0.02 85.6-61.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.8 0.00 21.5-72.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 162.2 0.09 1,145.9-85.84
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 365.3 0.20 253.444.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 51.9 0.03 59.3-12.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 577.1 0.31 615.4-6.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,271.6 0.69 1,249.91.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,529.0 0.83 2,183.5-29.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 681.8 0.37 1,567.9-56.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,737.9 5.86 22,588.4-52.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 125.1 0.07 4.92,462.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 34.3 0.02 11.7192.14
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 0.12 275.0-18.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 266.7 0.15 4,109.8-93.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 895.1 0.49 26.43,288.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17.3 0.01 10.761.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14.8 0.01 8.869.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,188.9 0.65 1,857.6-36.00
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 206.1 0.11 380.7-45.86
52 Cotton 126.8 0.07 65.294.61
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 67.2 0.04 400.9-83.25
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 481.4 0.26 489.1-1.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,867.6 2.11 4,069.8-4.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,018.4 0.56 863.817.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 409.2 0.22 184.5121.81
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 0.02 68.0-56.82
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 20.0 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 8,305.3 4.53 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 100.6 0.05 111.1-9.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17.1 0.01 3.2439.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,984.6 3.26 4,899.022.16
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 23,324.4 12.72 2,288.6919.14
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 2,081.1 1.14 1,809.515.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 114,153.9 62.27 106,860.96.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 101.4 0.06 164.6-38.41
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 2,760.3 1.51 2,552.68.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.8 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 150.5 0.08 49.4204.35
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,236.9 0.67 702.176.16
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce