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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) (2021- 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): 59 seats. Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI): 4 seats. Social Democratic Party: 3 seats.

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

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Albania Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 23.19 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 8,072.14 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 8.54 4.56
Inflation: (%) 2.04 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 10.6 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $74,035,745
Canadian imports from country: $12,803,856
FDI in Canada (2020): $ million
CDI in the country (2020): $798 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ermal Muça

Canadian Representation Abroad:

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
2017 $24,233,571 $12,620,499
2018 $39,286,485 $12,307,724
2019 $54,336,225 $14,282,270
2020 $48,671,443 $10,148,689
2021 $74,035,745 $12,803,856
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Albania
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,070,337 $
02 Veg. Prod. $277,054 $1,498,559
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $23,867
04 Food Prod. $244,109 $122,126
05 Mineral Prod. $128,008 $24
06 Chemical Prod. $736,567 $159,906
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $96,571 $13,111
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $25,237 $147,683
09 Wood Prod. $49,894 $137,860
10 Paper Prod. $97,640 $173,511
11 Textiles Prod. $207,911 $3,236,279
12 Dress Access. $21,075 $2,378,625
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $44 $14,571
14 Precious Metals/stones $136 $5,373
15 Base Metal Prod. $161,144 $4,566,353
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,921,740 $69,337
17 Vehicles and Equip. $54,730,155 $53,466
18 Specialized Inst. $135,598 $11,402
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $1,268
20 Misc. Articles $46,254 $186,025
21 Antiques $ $


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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