Macedonia's Economic Position in Yugoslavia

  • Novica Veljanovski Institut za nacionalna istorija, MK-1000 Skopje, Grigor Prličev 3
Keywords: Macedonia, Yugoslavia, economic position, economy


For several decades up to the end of the second world war, Macedonia was neglected by the Yugoslav economic policy. After 1945 the situation changed and Macedonia as a less developed republic benefited from the funds aimed at overcoming inter-regional disparities in Yugoslavia. Despite numerous disagreements, accusations, wrong decisions and similar problems Macedonian economy bloomed the most in the period from 1971 to 1991. It can generally be concluded that insufficient economic growth of Macedonia compared to other republics of the former Yugoslavia was not only a result of objective but also of subjective factors.