Mechanical engineering and metalworking sector is one of the leading industrial sectors in Macedonia. It produces about 15% of total manufacturing industry output and value added, as well as is the leading exporting sector in Macedonia, accounting for one third of total exports.
The sector covers the following areas of activity according to NACE 2 classification: manufacture of basic metals, fabricated metal products, electrical equipment, machinery and equipment and other transport equipment.
Mechanical engineering and metalworking sector is explicitly export oriented as about 65% of production is sold in foreign markets. According to the official statistics, the sector is exporting to more than 50 countries worldwide, so the geography of the export markets is really wide. The main markets are neighboring Balkan countries, Germany, Slovenia, Holland, Great Britain, Italy, USA, Spain, Czech.