Macedonia

Macedonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official title:

Republic of Macedonia

 

General information:
Capital: Skopje
Population: 2,096,015 (July 2015 est.)
Total area: 25,713 km2
Currency: Macedonian denar (MKD)
National holiday: Independence Day, 8th September (1991)
Official language: Macedonian
Recognized regional languages: Albanian, Turkish, Romani, and Serbian

 

Type of government:
Parliamentary republic
Diplomatic and consular representative: H. E. Mr Tomi Dimitrovski

 

Economy:
GDP (nominal): $12 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $5,070 (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP): $29 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP) per capita: $13,901 (2015 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $11,34 billion (2014 est.)
GDP (real growth rate): 3.4% (2015 est.)

GDP per sector:
• Agriculture 10,2%
• Industry 24,8%
• Services 65% (2014)

Agriculture products: grapes, tobacco, vegetables, fruits, milk, eggs
Main industries: food processing, beverages, textiles, chemicals, iron, steel, cement, energy, pharmaceuticals

 

Trade - Export
Exported commodities: food, beverages, tobacco; textiles, miscellaneous manufactures, iron, steel, automotive parts
Main export partners:
• EU 28 68,5%
• Kosovo 11%
• Serbia 4,5%
• US 3%
• Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,1%

 

Trade - Import
Imported commodities: machinery and equipment, automobiles, chemicals, fuels, food products
Main import partners:
• EU 28 76,8%
• Serbia 9,1%
• Turkey 5,3%
• China 1,2%
• Russia 0,9%

 

Sources:
Central Intelligence Agency. 2015. The World Factbook: Macedonia. Available at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mk.html (February 10th 2016).

 

European Commission – Directorate-General for Trade. 2015. EU, Trade in goods with Former Jugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Available at: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2006/september/tradoc_113381.pdf (February 10th 2016).

 

World Bank Group. 2016. A World Bank Group Flagship Report – Doing Business 2016: Economy Profile, Macedonia, FYR. Available at: http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/~/media/giawb/doing%20business/documents/profiles/country/MKD.pdf (February 10th 2016).