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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Albania
Year Exports Imports
2009 $34,688,411 $5,329,350
2010 $60,815,502 $6,346,744
2011 $45,123,345 $5,247,337
2012 $36,836,336 $6,370,473
2013 $48,558,768 $7,489,247
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Albania
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $853,855 $
02 Veg. Prod. $375,829 $663,948
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $1
04 Food Prod. $212,629 $40,679
05 Mineral Prod. $166,141 $41,761
06 Chemical Prod. $265,923 $38,310
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,832,787 $75,248
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,926 $123,645
09 Wood Prod. $36,233 $28,574
10 Paper Prod. $371,284 $14,361
11 Textiles Prod. $215,121 $860,525
12 Dress Access. $5,304 $4,516,160
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $74,364 $30,387
14 Precious Metals/stones $846,953 $55,533
15 Base Metal Prod. $4,213,016 $290,920
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $34,152,595 $507,820
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,160,707 $10,737
18 Specialized Inst. $2,643,148 $37,648
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $33,428 $128,352
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Tirana
Population (million): 2.788
Total Area: 27,398km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 93.8 Lek (ALL)(2014)
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Albania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 13.1 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 4701.06 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.44 2.02
Inflation: (%) 1.94 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 15.6 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $48,558,768
Canadian imports from country: $7,489,247
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Albania: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Elida Petoshati

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16