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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 $21,473,292 $3,962,027
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
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Albania
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,334,936 $
02 Veg. Prod. $179,378 $809,221
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $576 $
04 Food Prod. $113,186 $5,122
05 Mineral Prod. $133,956 $1,823
06 Chemical Prod. $294,493 $27,697
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $535,363 $12,068
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,424 $52,377
09 Wood Prod. $18,321 $99,338
10 Paper Prod. $260,697 $4,061
11 Textiles Prod. $279,046 $661,376
12 Dress Access. $9,994 $3,410,788
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,117 $83,349
14 Precious Metals/stones $258,750 $11,164
15 Base Metal Prod. $4,320,502 $618,517
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $20,418,430 $349,667
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,339,887 $27,208
18 Specialized Inst. $3,084,823 $175,578
19 Arms & Ammunition $7,670 $650
20 Misc. Articles $36,587 $18,599
21 Antiques $ $1,288

Capital: Tirana
Population (million): 2.788
Total Area: 27,398km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 100.82 Lek (ALL)(2013)
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) 13.23 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 4745.3 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.7 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.94 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 12.8 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $36,836,336
Canadian imports from country: $6,370,473
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Albania: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Elida Petoshati

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Peter McGovern


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16