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    Albania Economy - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview: Poor and backward by European standards, Albania is making the difficult transition to a more modern open-market economy. The government has taken measures to curb violent crime and to revive economic activity and trade. The economy is bolstered by remittances from abroad of $400-$600 million annually, mostly from Greece and Italy. Agriculture, which accounts for half of GDP, is held back because of frequent drought and the need to modernize equipment and consolidate small plots of land. Severe energy shortages are forcing small firms out of business, increasing unemployment, scaring off foreign investors, and spurring inflation. The government plans to boost energy imports to relieve the shortages.


      GDP: purchasing power parity - $14 billion (2002 est.)


      GDP - real growth rate: 5% (2002 est.)


      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $4,500 (2002 est.)


      GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 49%
      industry: 27%
      services: 24% (2002 est.)


      Population below poverty line: 30% (2001 est.)


      Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%


      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 6% (2002 est.)


      Labor force: 1.283 million (not including 352,000 emigrant workers and 261,000 domestically unemployed) (2000 est.)


      Labor force - by occupation: agriculture 50%, industry and services 50%


      Unemployment rate: 17% officially; may be as high as 30% (2001 est.)


      Budget: revenues: $697 million
      expenditures: $1.5 billion, including capital expenditures of $368 million (2002 est.)


      Industries: food processing, textiles and clothing; lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, hydropower


      Industrial production growth rate: 9% (2000 est.)


      Electricity - production: 5.289 billion kWh (2001)


      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 2.9%
      hydro: 97.1%
      other: 0% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%


      Electricity - consumption: 5.898 billion kWh (2001)


      Electricity - exports: 221 million kWh (2001)


      Electricity - imports: 1.2 billion kWh (2001)


      Oil - production: 5,952 bbl/day (2001 est.)


      Oil - consumption: 22,400 bbl/day (2001 est.)


      Oil - exports: NA (2001)


      Oil - imports: NA (2001)


      Oil - proved reserves: 185.5 million bbl (January 2002 est.)


      Natural gas - proved reserves: 3.316 billion cu m (January 2002 est.)


      Agriculture - products: wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes; meat, dairy products


      Exports: $340 million f.o.b. (2002 est.)


      Exports - commodities: textiles and footwear; asphalt, metals and metallic ores, crude oil; vegetables, fruits, tobacco


      Exports - partners: Italy 71%, Greece 12%, Germany 7%, Yugoslavia 3% (2001)


      Imports: $1.5 billion f.o.b. (2002 est.)


      Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, textiles, chemicals


      Imports - partners: Italy 32%, Greece 26%, Turkey 6%, Germany 6%, Bulgaria 2% (2001)


      Debt - external: $784 million (2000)


      Economic aid - recipient: ODA: $315 million (top donors were Italy, EU, Germany) (2000 est.)


      Currency: lek (ALL)


      Currency code: ALL


      Exchange rates: leke per US dollar - NA (2002), 143.485 (2001), 143.709 (2000), 137.691 (1999), 150.633 (1998)


      Fiscal year: calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Albania on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Albania Economy 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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