December 5 (SeeNews) - Macedonia's trade deficit increased to 90.4 billion denars ($1.7 billion/ 1.5 billion euro) in the first 10 months of 2018 from 87.9 billion denars in the like period of last year, the country's statistical office said on Wednesday.
Exports rose 16.2% year-on-year to 297.1 billion denars, while imports grew 12.8% to 387.5 billion denars, Makstat said in a statement.
The imports-to-exports ratio was 76.7% in the first 10 months of 2018.
Macedonian exports mainly consisted of supported catalysts with precious metal or precious metal compounds as the active substance, ignition wiring sets, other wiring sets used in motor vehicles and aircraft or ships.
The Southeast European country predominantly imported platinum and platinum alloys, petroleum oils and flat-rolled iron or non-alloy steel products.
Macedonia's main trading partners in the January-October period of 2018 were Germany, Greece, the UK, Serbia and Bulgaria.
(1 euro= 61.21 denars)