International Trade in Albania

International Trade in Albania

Albania was the last central and eastern European country to adopt free-market reforms. Even though the country's economy has improved during the last few years (especially since 2003), Albania still remains one of the poorest countries in Europe, with an estimated GDP per capita of around... Read more

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  • Edmond Ediprestige Inc.
    International trade expert, Export / Import. Consultant to companies exporting to Albania located in Turkey, especially in...
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    HR Outsourcing, Albania

    ACUMEN INTERNATIONAL is a SINGLE REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe plus...

Overview About International Trade in Albania

Main Industry Sectors

The share of agriculture in the GDP is about 20%. The sector employs almost 60% of the active population. Agricultural production is concentrated on wheat, corn, oats, sorghum, cotton, potatoes, vegetables, the olive, tobacco, fruits, beet sugar, vines, livestock farming and dairy products. Agriculture suffers from the lack of modern equipment, ownership and land parceling problems, all of which lead to a relatively low productivity. It has to be noted that agricultural production is higher than its share in the GDP. As a matter of fact, a large part of the produce is consumed by the farmers themselves and, therefore, it is not sold.

The industrial sector accounts for about 20% of the country's GDP and employs 15% of the active population. The sector is concentrated on food processing, textiles and clothing, timber work(construction), oil, cement, chemical products, mining, transport and hydraulic energy.

The services sector represents close to 60% of the GDP and employs a fourth of the active population. Tourism, telephony, the banking and insurance sectors are in full expansion.

Since the beginning of the 2000s, the share of income from the agricultural and i...

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