Official title:

Republic of Albania










General information:

Capital: Tirana

Population: 3,029,278 (July 2015 est.)

Total area: 28,748 km2

Currency: Albanian Lek

National holiday: 28th November (1912)

Official language: Albanian


Type of government:

Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic

Diplomatic and consular representative: Pëllumb Qazimi



Nominal GDP: $14.520 (2015)

Nominal GDP per capita: $5.260 (2015)

GDP (PPP): $32.259 (2015 est.)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $11.700 (2015)

GDP (official exchange rate): $13,28 billion (2014 est.)

GDP (real growth rate): 3,4% (2016)


GDP per sector:

Agriculture: 22,7%

Industry: 14,9%

Services: 62,4% (2014 est.)


Agriculture products: wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes, meat, dairy products, sheep


Main industries: food and tobacco products, textiles and clothing, lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, hydropower


Trade - Export

Exported commodities: textiles and footwear, asphalt, metals and metallic ores, crude oil, vegetables, fruits, tobacco

Main export partner:

Italy 45,2%

Kosovo 7,6%

Spain 6,7%

Greece 4.6% (2014)


Trade - Import

Imported commodities: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, textiles, chemicals

Main import partners:

Italy 35,4%

Greece 11%

China 8%

Germany 4,3%

Turkey 6,7% (2014)




World Bank. 2015. Data by country: Albania. Available at: (February 5th 2016).


Central Intelligence Agency. 2016. The World Factbook: Algeria. Available at: (February 5th 2016).







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