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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
2010 $34,688,411 $5,329,350
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 $7,489,247
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Albania
Section 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): 2.774
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. Bicameral Parliament (Parlamentul României) with a 176-seat Senate (Senatul) and a 412-seat Chamber of Deputies (Camera Deputatilor) including seats reserved for ethnic minorities (17). The Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers (on the advice of the Prime Minister, with prior approval by Parliament) are appointed by the President. Administrative divisions: 41 counties and the capital, Bucharest. Governing coalition: Social Democratic Party (PSD), National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR), Conservative Party (PC) and Liberal Reformist Party (PLR).

Head of State:
President Klaus Iohannis (PNL)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Victor Ponta (PSD)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Bogdan Aurescu
Economy: Mihai Tudose (PSD)
Energy and SMEs: Andrei Gerea (PLR)
Finance: Darius Vâlcov (PSD)
Defence: Mircea Dusa (PSD)

Main Political Parties:
Parties with parliamentary representation: Social Democratic Party (PSD), National Liberal Party (PNL), National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR), Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR); Conservative Party (PC), Liberal Reformist Party (PLR); People’s Party of Dan Diaconescu (PP-DD) Chamber of Deputies: Social Democratic Party (PSD) � 183 seats; National Liberal Party (PNL) � 112; Conservative Party (PC) � 32 seats; Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) - 18 seats; National Minorities � 17 seats; People’s Party of Dan Diaconescu (PP-DD) � 10 seats. Senate: Social Democratic Party (PSD) � 78 seats, National Liberal Party (PNL) � 55 seats, Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) � 8 seats; Liberal Reformist Party (PLR) and Conservative Party (PC) � 15 seats.

Elections:
President: 5 year term; next election in 2019. Members of the Senate & Chamber of Deputies: 4 year terms; next parliamentary elections in 2016.


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Albania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 14.65 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 5280.71 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.1 2.53
Inflation: (%) 1.62 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 14 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $48,558,768
Canadian imports from country: $7,489,247
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Albania: $ million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Elida Petoshati

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16