The data shows the main reason for this is increased demand for unrefined oil, vehicles and electricity.
The total export of goods in January were valued at nearly $270 million while imports were around $450 million.
This means the country’s exports are worth only 59% of imports.
During the same period, overall foreign trade rose by more than 32%, the Statistical Office added.
As socialist Yugoslav-era factories have been rejuvenated, Macedonia’s main export products in recent years have been nickel, iron, and steel.
The country has also been a traditional exporter of clothes, tobacco and wine.