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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
2015 $36,291,558 $8,345,093
2016 $15,924,316 $8,549,760
2017 $24,233,571 $12,620,499
2018 $39,286,485 $12,307,724
2019 $54,164,076 $14,274,387
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Albania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $13,614,880 $
02 Veg. Prod. $194,304 $1,008,034
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $34,978
04 Food Prod. $44,824 $64,427
05 Mineral Prod. $48,862 $44
06 Chemical Prod. $391,063 $351,853
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $195,264 $34,553
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,717 $299,482
09 Wood Prod. $ $114,313
10 Paper Prod. $566,810 $78,525
11 Textiles Prod. $147,297 $2,025,677
12 Dress Access. $48,188 $6,470,726
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,574 $58,555
14 Precious Metals/stones $15,194 $6,132
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,227,237 $3,291,492
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $8,836,080 $252,751
17 Vehicles and Equip. $28,254,056 $10,935
18 Specialized Inst. $552,514 $6,771
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $5,362 $163,799
21 Antiques $ $877

Capital: Tirana
Population (million): 2.87
Total Area: 27,398km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 90.61 Lek (ALL) (2018 - 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 Ilir Meta

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Edi Rama

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Edi Rama
Finance and Economy: Anila Denaj

Main Political Parties:
Socialist Party of Albania (SPA): 74 seats. Democratic Party (DP): 43 seats.

Elections:
President (5-year term): next in 2022. Parliament (4-year term): next in 2021.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Albania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 19.74 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 6,868.65 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.16 1.83
Inflation: (%) 2.03 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 12.2 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $54,164,076
Canadian imports from country: $14,274,387
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in country (2018): $562 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ermal Muça

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alexandra Bugailiskis


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16