Albania Balance of Trade  1993-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade deficit in Albania narrowed slightly to ALL 25,698 million in April of 2018 from ALL 25,931 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports surged 11.2% to ALL 26,704 million, driven by sales of textiles & footwear (+5.2%); minerals, fuels & electricity (+25.8%); construction materials & metals (+10.7%) and food, beverages & tobacco (+14.3%). Major export destinations were Italy (47.3%); Kosovo (6.8%) and Spain (6.1%). Imports increased at a softer 5% to ALL 52,402 million, mainly due to higher purchases of machinery & equipment (+11.3%); food, beverages & tobacco (+0.7%); textiles & footwear (+2.5%) and chemicals & plastic products (+12.9%). On the other hand, imports dropped for construction materials & metals (-14.7%). Major import partners were Italy (28.7%); Turkey (8.7%); Greece (7.6%) and Germany (7.5%). Balance of Trade in Albania averaged -17280.02 ALL Million from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -974.05 ALL Million in April of 1997 and a record low of -39313.20 ALL Million in December of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-19 11:00 AM Balance of Trade ALL-22B ALL-21B ALL -26B
2018-04-18 08:35 AM Balance of Trade ALL-28B ALL-22B ALL-27B
2018-05-17 09:20 AM Balance of Trade ALL-26B ALL-28B ALL-24B
2018-06-18 10:00 AM Balance of Trade ALL-26B
2018-07-17 10:00 AM Balance of Trade ALL -33.7B
2018-08-17 10:00 AM Balance of Trade


Albania Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -25698.00 -28114.00 -974.05 -39313.20 ALL Million [+]
Exports 26704.00 27044.00 27044.00 96.64 ALL Million [+]
Imports 52402.00 55158.00 60805.50 1601.39 ALL Million [+]
Current Account -294.53 -120.91 32.35 -453.26 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -12.10 -10.10 2.24 -15.70 percent [+]
Capital Flows -374.91 -193.93 357.92 -377.86 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 1.60 1.57 3.73 1.57 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 232.20 299.60 337.27 28.01 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 7927.80 7835.40 7977.70 1269.00 EUR Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 21.00 21.00 24.00 5.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 1.49 1.10 2.12 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1706295.00 893017.00 2465389.00 62116.00 [+]
Remittances 172.34 165.76 295.68 115.07 EUR Million [+]

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Albania Balance of Trade

Albania’s structural deficiencies are the main factor behind consistent trade deficits. Albania’s main exports are footwear, clothing, metals, fuels and lubricants, raw materials, machinery and equipment and food. Albania’s main imports are machinery and equipment, fuels and lubricants, food, chemicals and beverages and tobacco. Albania’s main trading partners are Italy, Greece, Turkey, China, Germany, Serbia, Switzerland, Spain, France, Macedonia and Bulgaria. This page provides the latest reported value for - Albania Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Albania Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-25698.00 -28114.00 -974.05 -39313.20 1993 - 2018 ALL Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1527.00 Mar/18
Brazil 6140.00 Apr/18
Canada -4139.60 Mar/18
China 287.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 26932.60 Mar/18
France -5258.00 Mar/18
Germany 25187.00 Mar/18
India -13720.00 Apr/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 4531.06 Mar/18
Japan 625.98 Apr/18
Mexico -289.15 Apr/18
Netherlands 5280.00 Mar/18
Russia 15001.00 Mar/18
South Korea 6611.00 Apr/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5855.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -3091.00 Mar/18
United States -48956.00 Mar/18


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