The overall external trade in the Republic of Serbia for the period January- September 2022 amounted to:
- USD 51123.7 million - which was an increase of 18.6% compared to the same period 2021;
- EUR 47888.7million - which was an increase of 32.9% compared to the same period 2021.
The value of exports amounted to USD 21300.9 million, which was 13.9% increase when compared to the same period last year, while the value of imports amounted to USD 29822.8 million, which was 22.2% increase relative to the same period last year.
Expressed in Euros, the value of exports amounted to EUR 19973.0 million, which was 27.7% increase, compared to the same period last year. The value of imports amounted to EUR 27915.7 million, which was 36.8% increase when compared to the same period last year.
The deficit amounted to USD 8521.9 million, which was an increase of 49.5% in relation to the same period last year. The deficit expressed in Euros amounted to 7942.7 million, which was an increase of 66.7% compared to the same period last year.
The export - import ratio equalled 71.4% and was lower if compared to the same period last year when it was 76.6%.
The external trade in the reference period noted the highest level with the counties with which we have signed agreements on free trade. European Union member countries account for 58.7% of total external trade.
Our second major partner refers to the CEFTA countries, since our gained surplus in external trade amounted to USD 2027.3 million, resulting mainly from the exports of agricultural products (cereals and produces thereof), oil and oil derivatives, iron and steel, beverages and electrical machines and apparatus. Our exports in the referent period amounted to USD 3336.8 million, while the imports were USD 1309.5 million. The export– import ratio equalled 254.8 %. Expressed in EUR, exports amounted to 3132.5 and imports to 1229.6 million (surplus amounted to EUR 1902.9 million and export – import ratio equalled 254.8%).