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Canada-Albania fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Albania

General Information

Capital: Tirana
Population (million): 2.87
Total Area: 27,398km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 83.3 Lek (ALL) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: November 28, Independence Day (1912)
Language(s): Albanian, others

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral parliament (140 seats) called the People’s Assembly. 100 members are elected by direct popular vote and 40, by proportional vote. All serve 4-year terms. The Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) is appointed by the President. The Council of Ministers is nominated by the Prime Minister and approved by the President. Administrative division: 12 counties.

Head of State:
President Ilir Meta

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Edi Rama

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Olta Xhaçka
Finance: Delina Ibrahimi

Main Political Parties:
Socialist Party of Albania (SPA): 74 seats. Democratic Party (DP): 43 seats.

Elections:
President (5-year term): next in 2022. Parliament (4-year term): next in 2021.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Albania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 19.93 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 6,956.16 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -3.5 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 1.6 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 12.5 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $48,435,556
Canadian imports from country: $10,142,633
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $798 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ermal Muça

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Alexandra Bugailiskis

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Albania
Year Exports Imports
2016 $15,924,316 $8,549,760
2017 $24,233,571 $12,620,499
2018 $39,286,485 $12,307,724
2019 $54,336,225 $14,275,193
2020 $48,435,556 $10,142,633
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Albania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $9,814,542 $9,250
02 Veg. Prod. $168,670 $1,507,725
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $227 $44,426
04 Food Prod. $523,058 $153,146
05 Mineral Prod. $57,112 $28,523
06 Chemical Prod. $246,880 $165,476
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $57,411 $37,550
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,044 $309,065
09 Wood Prod. $13,747 $44,376
10 Paper Prod. $301,115 $256,688
11 Textiles Prod. $33,629 $1,861,648
12 Dress Access. $785 $3,174,420
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $9,517
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $156,462 $2,190,153
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,012,051 $180,169
17 Vehicles and Equip. $35,945,302 $36,951
18 Specialized Inst. $65,171 $16,113
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $19,200 $102,261
21 Antiques $ $2,178


September 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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