The trade deficit in August 2014 signed an increase by 7.1 % compared with August 2013 and decreasing 7.2 % compared with July 2014
Over the second quarter 2014, youth (aged 15-29) labour force participation rate is 41.4%.
In the second quarter 2014, Producer Price Index reached 101.1 % compared with base year 2010. (2010 = 100).
The annual change of index is -0.7 %.
Quarterly change of Index is -0.1 %.
In the second quarter 2014, Construction Cost Index (for Dwellings) reached 102.0 % versus the first quarter 2011(First quarter 2011=100). In the second quarter 2014, the annual change of Construction Cost Index (for Dwellings) is 0.2 % and the quarterly change of the CCI for dwellings is 0.3 %.
In the second quarter 2014, the value of turnover index volume increased 4.2 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 4.3 percent compared with the previous quarter.
The economic activity in the second quarter of 2014 in volume terms has decreased by 0.61 % compared with the second quarter of 2013, as for changes to the preceding quarter, the indicator of Gross Value Added increased by 0.38 % compared with the first quarter of 2014.
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.
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.
For the first time in the history of the census carried out in Albania's 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%).
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