Textiles, shoes, construction materials, food and beverages succeed on the top of list of goods exported in the first semiannual of this year. According to the official statistics published by Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), show that exports for this category are estimated to 153 bl ALL, by marking an increase of 7.6% in annual terms. Particularly, textiles and shoes have shown the most positive performance among all.
The increase of exports wa impacted mostly by the requests made from Italian companies that have found in Albania a professional and low cost labor force, which competes with Middle East and Chinas’ labor force. Another aspect that has had its impact in bringing Italian companies in Albania, is the favorable geographic location, the cheap labor force and the accuracy with the deadline. Exports of contruction materials estimated to be 21.6 bl ALL, by expanding with 10% during the first semiannual of 2014.
A considerable increase is observed also on exports of “paper wood products”, referring to Costumer Office official data and also as a result of “Center Albania” company in Berat which produces paper bags for foreign markets. On the other hand, exports of minerals, fuel and energy have decreased, even why keep being on top of goods exported.
News source: ATA
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