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Albania Exports up 31.1% in September
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Albania Exports up 31.1% in September

TIRANA, October 18 September exports +31.1% year/year September imports + 31.6% year/year September trade balance + 32.0% year/year In September 2021, the total volume of goods exported was Lek 33 billion 31.1 percent year-on-year, as reported by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT). The increase was mainly seen in exports of construction materials and metals,...

Exports up 21.9 in Q1, BoA Says
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Exports up 21.9 in Q1, BoA Says

TIRANA, May 17 Albania’s exports rose 21.9 percent over a year ago on January – March (Q1), the Bank of Albania (BoA) confirmed. According to the Central Bank, construction materials and metals had a major contribution to export growth as consumer demand in international markets strengthened. Moreover, other groups of exported goods that had a...

Albania’s March Exports Up 78.1%, Trade Deficit Widens
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Albania’s March Exports Up 78.1%, Trade Deficit Widens

TIRANA, April 21 Albania’s exports in March grew by 78.1 percent from a year earlier, the largest gain in over four years, data from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) showed on Tuesday. March exports stood at Lek 32 billion while imports grew by 45.3 percent to Lek 64 billion. The trade deficit widened by 23.4...

Albanian Products: Varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes in Albania
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Albanian Products: Varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes in Albania

TIRANA, February 23 In the Mediterranean region, olive oil, tomatoes, and a pinch of oregano make the perfect marriage of flavors. Albania, like all the other countries on the Mediterranean coast, has a long tradition of tomato cultivation. Experts believe that the tomato plant was introduced in Albania around the same period it arrived in...

Albania Exports Begin 2021 with y-o-y Monthly High
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Albania Exports Begin 2021 with y-o-y Monthly High

TIRANA, February 17 Albania’s exports started the new year with a high monthly figure as sales reached Lek 24 billion, the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed on Wednesday. Exports increased 3.1 percent year-on-year in January 2021, and 2.8 percent compared to December 2020. In the meantime, January imports increased 8.4 percent to amount to Lek...

Textile and Footwear Exports Recover in August
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Textile and Footwear Exports Recover in August

TIRANA, September 17 Trading figures issued by the Institute of Statistics show that exports expanded in August amid signs of recovery. Based on the data, August exports were Lek 19 million, or 3.4 percent down to the same month in 2019. Meanwhile, August imports were Lek 48 million, or seven percent down to 2019. Year-to-date,...

June Exports Start Recovering from Downward Trend
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June Exports Start Recovering from Downward Trend

TIRANA, July 17 Albania exports showed signs of recovery in June after falling only 9.7 percent compared to June 2019, while increasing by 7.3 percent compared to May 2020, the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed on Friday. Albania exports were on an upward trajectory by the end of February, before the pandemic outbreak. Meanwhile, June...

Albania Exports Down 44.4% in April
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Albania Exports Down 44.4% in April

TIRANA, May 18 Albania’s good exports shrank 44.4 percent to Lek 15 billion last month compared to the same period of 2019, official data from the Institute of Statistics showed on Monday. Imports in April reached Lek 36 billion, marking a decrease of 36.7 percent compared to April 2019. Trade deteriorated as the country went...

Albania Exports Up 5.2% in January
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Albania Exports Up 5.2% in January

TIRANA, February 17 Albania’s exports in Janaury rose 5.2 percent on a year-over-year basis, official data from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) showed on Monday. Hence, Albania exported Lek 23 billion worth in goods while the country imported a total of Lek 42 billion worth of goods, up 0.7 percent compared to January 2019. Meanwhile,...

Albania Goods Exports Down in 2019
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Albania Goods Exports Down in 2019

TIRANA, January 17 Albania exported goods worth Lek 299 billion in January-December, down by 3.8 percent compared to 2018, the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed on Thursday. Meanwhile, imports from the rest of the world were Lek 649 billion, up by 1.2 percent compared to the previous year. Therefore, Albania recorded a Lek 350...