Human Trafficking in Macedonia

Unofficial estimates of the human trafficking trade in Macedonia places the profits to the traffickers at $61 to $73 Million (50 to 60 Million Euros) a year.

Many women who end up as victims of the human trafficking trade in Macedonia are trafficked from the Baltic region. During a span of 7 months in 2012, police in Macedonia apprehended 54 women from Baltic countries who were part of a human trafficking ring.

Source:  Biljana Lajmanovska, “Poverty is forcing Balkan women into sex trade,” Southeast European Times, August 15, 2012.