Skopje, 10th November 2014 (MIA) – Entrance of foreign investments in Macedonia, being significant generator of economic growth and employment, proved to be the appropriate policy. 11,000 jobs were created in the companies, and the export in the first 10 months reached EUR 950 million and this month, we expect for the export from these companies be even above one billion euros .
This was pointed out by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski at today’s press conference, assessing that this is a fantastic result and possibility for Macedonian economy to export even when in Europe and the other countries in the world, the external demand is at high level.
– This means that, on the long run, structure of Macedonian economy improved and the possibility to export products with higher technological value and to export even when the external conditions are not in the best shape, Minister Stavreski said.
He expects for the realization of the other investments announced in the zones, such as the American ones at last year’s presentation in the USA and others, led to further increase of production and job creation, all to end of reducing unemployment, which as he said, was at historically the lowest level of 28.2%. However, he believes that it is still high and that efforts should be made for the purpose of further opening of new factories and creating new jobs.
According to Stavreski, there is also potential for increasing the integrity of domestic companies in the chain of suppliers of foreign companies. He announced that measures and activities will be analyzed, which should be aimed at enabling domestic companies to be included in the chain of suppliers of foreign companies.
These measures also include the enhancement of entrepreneurship culture, capacity of staff of management teams, improvement of standardization of products and similar. This, according to Minister Stavreski, well help domestic companies to be able to export themselves on the lung run.