The trade deficit in January 2014 singed an increase of 3.6 % compared with January 2013, and a decrease of 53.1 % comparing to December 2013.
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 fourth quarter 2013, Producer Price Index reached 113.2 %.
The annual change of index is 0.1 %. Compared with the same period of year 2012, prices of products produced for domestic market increased by 0.2 %.
In the fourth quarter 2013, Construction Cost Index (for Dwellings) reached 102.2 %. In the fourth quarter 2013, the annual change of Construction Cost Index (for Dwellings) is 1.2 %. In the same period of year 2012, this change was 0.5 %.
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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