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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
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 $8,339,623
2016 $15,924,316 $8,550,702
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Albania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,506,453 $
02 Veg. Prod. $402,321 $648,809
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $101
04 Food Prod. $212,681 $21,506
05 Mineral Prod. $148,584 $14
06 Chemical Prod. $142,708 $85,456
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $38,512 $26,483
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,357 $246,291
09 Wood Prod. $ $128,820
10 Paper Prod. $108,870 $54,380
11 Textiles Prod. $31,036 $1,121,997
12 Dress Access. $2,462 $5,409,305
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $27,630 $51,489
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $2,920
15 Base Metal Prod. $891,391 $475,699
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,003,813 $123,193
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,673,164 $63,672
18 Specialized Inst. $616,973 $10,027
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $61,982 $80,084
21 Antiques $ $456

Capital: Tirana
Population (million): 2.89
Total Area: 27,398km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 92.48721 Lek (ALL) (2016 - 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: Arben Ahmetaj
Economy: Milva Ekonomi

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 in 2017. Parliament (4-year term): next in 2017.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Albania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 16.07 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 5,570.54 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.4 1.43
Inflation: (%) 1.27 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 16.1 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $15,924,316
Canadian imports from country: $8,550,702
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Albania: $720 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ermal Muça

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16