Ana Bojadjievska

BIG SEE Coordinator North Macedonia

North Macedonia

General data

Area: 25.713 km2
Popuation: 2.077.132
Capital: Skopje
Currency: Macedonian denar (MKD)
Time zone: UTC+1
Calling code: +389
Biggest Cities: Skopje, Bitola, Kumanovo, Prilep, Tetovo, Veles, Štip, Ohrid


GDP per capita (eur, 2019): 5.453 
GDP (billion EUR, 2019): 11,3
Inflation (%, 2019): 0,8
Unemployment (%, 2019): 17,3
Import (billion EUR, 2019): 7,3
Export (billion EUR, 2019): 5,3
Real growth rate of export (%): 7,7
Real growth rate of Import (%): -9,6
Foreign investments (billion EUR, 2019): 0,3

Creative ranking

overall ranking – 16. place
(by Creative Barometer 2020)

by Architecture – 15. place

by Interior design – 19. place

by Product design – 18. place

North Macedonia occupies the 16th place in the overall ranking of the countries. With regard to three subdisciplines, it ranks best in the area of architecture (15th place). It occupies the 18th place and in the areas of product design and fashion, and it comes 19th in the field of interior design. As regards the mobility of creators, considering the country of origin and the host country, North Macedonia occupies the 10th and 13th place among the 19 countries. North Macedonia ranks 13th when it comes to the number of people working as creative and performing artists, authors, journalists and linguists. The country ranks 11th in the number of companies operating in the cultural sector.
Creative Barometer was developed by Zavod Big in cooperation with the Center for Creativity, at the Museum of Architecture and Design. This project is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity cofinanced by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.