Albania’s most important sector is the services sector (60 percent of GDP) with banking, communications and tourism being the most important. Banking has been a heavy recipient of foreign direct investment and is the strongest sector. Remittances also have a big importance for the economy and account for around 8 percent of GDP. Agriculture dominated by small family owned operations employs almost half of the labour force, but accounts for only 20 percent of GDP. The manufacturing industry is responsible for 20 percent of GDP. On the expenditure side, household consumption is the main component of GDP and accounts for 78 percent of its total use, followed by gross fixed capital formation (26 percent) and government expenditure (11 percent, as collective expenditure accounts for 6 percent and individual expenditure accounts for 5 percent). By contrast, net exports of goods and services contributes negatively accounting for -18 percent of total GDP, as exports accounts for 35 percent while imports accounts for a much higher 53 percent. This page provides - Albania GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Albania GDP Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.