Skopje, 5th December 2014 (MIA) – Export growth is due to the improved competitiveness of the Macedonian business sector compared to the other economies, which certainly reflects the policies we implement, above all the lowest taxes in Europe, attracting foreign investments and providing good business climate for both the domestic and the foreign businessmen.
This was said by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, Friday, reflecting on the data of the State Statistical Office on the export in the first nine months this year.
According to Stavreski, export from the free economic zones in Macedonia, reaching EUR 1,620 billion, speaks of the successful concept on attracting foreign investments, since it is a matter of higher value-added products.
– Even in conditions when no economic growth was observed in Europe, i.e. economic growth was close to zero, Macedonian companies operating in the zones have managed to export. However, the same is true for the companies operating outside the zones, the domestic companies, whereby export has boosted in several important sectors in the Macedonian economy, Stavreski said, following the ceremony of signing EBRD Loan Agreements intended for infrastructure projects.
I believe, Stavreski underlined, trends are good, showing the Macedonia has prospects as regards export, accessing new market and improving the export structure by exporting higher valued-added technological products.