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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
2014 $48,558,768 $7,489,384
2015 $36,291,558 $8,345,093
2016 $15,924,316 $8,549,760
2017 $24,233,571 $12,638,680
2018 $39,286,485 $12,306,668
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Albania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $10,519,018 $
02 Veg. Prod. $290,949 $781,227
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $3
04 Food Prod. $278,099 $68,585
05 Mineral Prod. $112,954 $52
06 Chemical Prod. $240,017 $149,298
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $470,257 $109,606
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $30,105 $117,087
09 Wood Prod. $7,535 $201,262
10 Paper Prod. $323,195 $23,208
11 Textiles Prod. $125,553 $1,401,886
12 Dress Access. $29,146 $7,659,305
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $65,092
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $71
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,587,252 $1,285,485
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $10,237,015 $153,940
17 Vehicles and Equip. $13,997,375 $120,771
18 Specialized Inst. $871,017 $24,629
19 Arms & Ammunition $100,560 $
20 Misc. Articles $ $134,940
21 Antiques $ $4,814

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 (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $39,286,485
Canadian imports from country: $12,306,668
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Albania: $562 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ermal Muça

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alexandra Bugailiskis


December 2019
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16