International commodity trade in the first four months of 2013 was 3.406.495.000 US dollars. The export value of goods in Macedonia in the period between January and April was 1.309.912 thousand US dollars, and the import value was 2.096.583 thousand US dollars.
Import coverage by export was 62.5%. The trade deficit in the period January-April was 786.671 thousand US dollars, according to data published by the State Statistical Office.
Trade exchange according to products shows that in the exports the most significant products are supported catalysts with precious metal or precious metal compounds as the active substance, ferro-nickel, iron and steel products (flat-rolled products), clothes, and petroleum oil preparations. In the imports, the most significant products are crude petroleum oils, platinum and platinum alloys, unwrought or in powder form, nickel ores and concentrates and electricity.
Between January and April, the most important export partners were the EU's 27 countries (71.0%) and Western Balkan countries (19.5%), while the most important import partners were the EU's 27 countries (57.2%) and other countries (12.6%).
According to the total volume of international commodity trade, the Macedonia's most important trade partners are Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Serbia and Italy (48.8% of the total international commodity trade).