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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,...

Albania Sees 67% Drop in International Arrivals in July
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Albania Sees 67% Drop in International Arrivals in July

TIRANA, August 25 Albania hosted 387,000 international visitors as of the end of July, down from 1.1 million in the same period last year, the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed on Monday. The data show that the numbers decreased by 67.1 percent due to travel restriction and quarantine requirements in place because of the COVID-19...

31,000 Arrivals from Kosovo to Albania over the Weekend
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31,000 Arrivals from Kosovo to Albania over the Weekend

TIRANA, August 24 The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t seem to prevent Kosovans from spending their vacations in Albania. Over 31,000 people and 11,000 vehicles entered Albania from Kosovo via Morina Cross-border point during the weekend, Kukesi Prefect Zenel Kucana confirmed for ATA. So far, Saturday and Sunday marked the highest number of arrivals from Kosovo for...

International Arrivals to Albania Plunge by 63.4% in Jan-Jun 2020
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International Arrivals to Albania Plunge by 63.4% in Jan-Jun 2020

TIRANA, 27 July The number of international visitor arrivals to Albania reported in the first half of 2020, saw a 63.4 percent year-over-year drop, the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed. Only in June, a total of 364,574 visitor arrivals, both Albanian and international, were reported by INSTAT. The number shows a drop of over 66...

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...

Tourists to Get Free Entry to Museums in Gjirokastra
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Tourists to Get Free Entry to Museums in Gjirokastra

TIRANA, May 14 As Albania lifts restrictions museums, art galleries, and archeological parks are set to reopen for the public on May 18, International Museum Day. So far in 2020 tourism is one of the worst-hit sectors in Albania. According to the data provided by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the number of visitors to...

Highest Paid Jobs in Albania in 2019
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Highest Paid Jobs in Albania in 2019

TIRANA, May 5 Information and telecommunication technology (ICT)  and finance and insurance jobs topped the list of the highest-paying occupations in Albania in 2019. The future of the ICT sector seems very bright, considering that it was among the least affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Official data released on Tuesday from the Institute of Statistics...

Albania Jobless Rate Hits New Record Low in Q4, 2019
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Albania Jobless Rate Hits New Record Low in Q4, 2019

TIRANA, March 10 The official unemployment rate among people ages 15 and over fell to a new record low during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019 11.2 percent down from 12.2 percent in Q4 2018. The official data released by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) show that the number of employed people increased by 3.1...

Inbound/Outbound Visitors Up Over 20% in January
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Inbound/Outbound Visitors Up Over 20% in January

TIRANA, February 24 Total arrivals in January 2020 rose 20.9 percent to 693,956 compared to January 2019. The Albanian Insitute of Statistics (INSTAT) unveiled on Monday the data on the movement of citizens during the first month of the year. The recent stats confirms a significant growth in the number of both Albanian and international...

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...