In January the trade deficit is 17 billion lekë signing an increase by 0.3 % compared with January 2014 and decreasing 50.9 % compared with December 2014.
Over the fourth quarter 2014, youth (aged 15-29) labour force participation rate is 44.2 %. Youth employment rate is 29.2 %.
In the second quarter 2014, Producer Price Index reached 102.0 % compared with base year 2010. (2010 = 100).
The annual change of index is -0.7 %.
Quarterly change of Index is -0.1 %.
In the fourth quarter 2014, Construction Cost Index (for Dwellings) reached 102.3 % versus the first quarter 2011(First quarter 2011=100). In the fourth quarter 2014, the annual change of Construction Cost Index (for Dwellings) is 0.1 % and the quarterly change of the CCI for dwellings is 0.2 %.
In the third quarter 2014, the value of turnover index volume increased
6.4 percent compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Whereas, in the group of Retail trade without including the retail sales of motor fuel, this index increased 4.4 percent compared with the same
quarter of 2013.
The economic activity in the third quarter of 2014 in volume terms has increased by 3.30 %. As for changes to the preceding quarter, the indicator of Gross Value Added increased by 0.68 % compared with the second quarter of 2014
The population of Albania on January 1st is 2,893,005 inhabitants,
compared to the population of 2014 there is a decrease of 2,942 inhabitants.
The sex ratio of this population is 102.1 males for 100 females. The median age of the population of Albania on January the 1st
2015 is 35 years.
111,083 enterprises are active at the end of 2013 comparing with 1.6,387 active enterprises in 2012.
Women manage 27.8% of total enterprises.
54.1 % of foreign and joint enterprises have origin from Italy and Greece.
Electric power derived from all sources, during 2014 decreased 0.8
percent compared with 2013. The domestic production of electric power represents 60.6 percent of the total quantity of available
In February 2015 the annual rate of consumer price is 2.3 %. A year before the annual rate was 1.9 %.
Monthly rate of consumer price is 2.4 %.
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