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Albania

Official Title:
Republic of Albania


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Albania
Year Exports Imports
2011 $60,815,502 $6,346,744
2012 $45,123,345 $5,247,337
2013 $36,836,336 $6,370,473
2014 $48,558,768 $7,489,384
2015 $36,291,558 $8,339,188
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Albania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,442,546 $
02 Veg. Prod. $904,732 $552,079
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $360,255 $45,507
05 Mineral Prod. $146,964 $18,275
06 Chemical Prod. $253,698 $51,085
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $369,195 $23,155
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $198,132
09 Wood Prod. $29,974 $32,982
10 Paper Prod. $1,081,599 $28,111
11 Textiles Prod. $20,676 $1,132,945
12 Dress Access. $4,390 $4,644,866
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $21,790 $223,027
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $5,428
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,871,809 $1,016,889
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $24,978,166 $242,742
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,428,652 $10,677
18 Specialized Inst. $352,214 $19,806
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $2,634
20 Misc. Articles $3,298 $37,745
21 Antiques $ $68

Capital: Tirana
Population (million): 2.889
Total Area: 27,398km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 96.99 Lek (ALL)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: November 28, Independence Day (1912)
Language(s): Albanian, others


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral parliament (140 seats) called the People’s Assembly. 100 members are elected by direct popular vote and 40, by proportional vote. All serve 4-year terms. The Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) is appointed by the President. The Council of Ministers is nominated by the Prime Minister and approved by the President. Administrative division: 12 counties

Head of State:
President Bujar Nishani

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Edi Rama

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ditmir Bushati
Finance: Shkelqim Cani
Economy, Trade and Energy: Arben Ahmetaj

Main Political Parties:
Left wing coalition headed by the Socialist Party (SP): 84 seats. Right wing coalition headed by the Democratic Party (DP): 56 seats.

Elections:
President : 5-year term ; next 2017. Parliament : 4-year term ; next 2017


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Albania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 14.76 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 5108.94 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.64 1.18
Inflation: (%) 1.9 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 17.1 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $36,291,558
Canadian imports from country: $8,339,188
FDI in Canada: $ million (2014)
CDI in Albania: $ million (2014)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Elida Petoshati

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


April 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16