In the period, December 2012 - December 2013, trade deficit signed an increase of 13.5 percent, having an increase of exports by 19.5 percent and an increase of imports by 15.8 percent compared with December 2012.
For the youth aged 15- 29, in the second quarter 2013, the participation rate in the labour market is estimated to be 31.6 percent, while for the adults (populaton aged 30-64) this figure is 66.4 percent.
In the third quarter 2013, Producer Price Index reached 112.8 percent (Year 2005 = 100), signing a decrease by 0.7 percent compared with previous quarter.
Compared with the same period of previous year Producer Price Index increased by 0.1 percent
In the third quarter 2013, Construction Cost Index ( For Dwellings) reached 101.6 percent, signing an decrease of 0.1 percent against the previous quarter. In the same period of year 2012, this change was 0.9 percent.
In the third quarter 2013, Retail Trade Volume Index increased by 6.5 percent compared with the second quarter. As compared to the same period of last year, this index increased by 2.8 percent.
Economic activity in third quarter of 2013 in volume terms decreased by 2.26 percent compared with the third quarter of 2012, while it is decreased by 2 percent compared with the second quarter of 2013.
The population of Albania since World War II has tripled (up to 2011). The urban population in 1950 accounted only 20% of the total population, and now it occupies half of the population.
For the first time in the history of the Census of Population and Housing 2011 carried out in Albania, population living in urban areas is higher than in rural areas. Thus, 53.7% of the population lives in urban areas and 46.3% in rural areas
Resident population is made up of 1,421,810 males (50.2%) and 1,409,931 females (49.8%).
106,837 enterprises have been active at the end of 2012. The enterprises with 1-4 employed dominate in number, 90.2 percent. 53.5 percent of foreign and joint enterprise have capital from Italy and Greece. Women manage 27.4 percent of enterprises.
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