The trade deficit in May 2014 singed an increase of 4.5 % compared with May 2013 and 6.2 % comparing to April 2014.
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 first quarter 2014, Producer Price Index reached 112.8 % compared with base year 2005. (2005 = 100).
The annual change of index is 0.5 %.
Quarterly change of Index is 0.3 %.
In the first quarter 2014, Construction Cost Index (for Dwellings) reached 101.7 % versus the first quarter 2011(First quarter 2011=100). In the first quarter 2014, the annual change of Construction Cost Index (for Dwellings) is 0.2 % and the quarterly change of the CCI for dwellings is - 0.5 %.
In the first quarter 2014, the value of turnover index volume increased 5.7 percent compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Whereas, in the group of Retail trade, the value of turnover index
volume, without including the retail sales of motor fuel, increased 4.5 percent compared with the previous quarter.
Economic activity in fourth quarter of 2013 in volume terms increased by 1.10 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2012, while it is increased by 2.32 percent compared with the third 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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