Economic Trivia

The agricultural sector accounts for almost half of employment and one-fifth of GDP.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2020): Italy, Greece, and Serbia
Top 3 Exported Goods (2020): Footwear, Apparel: Non Knit, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Perfumes and Cosmetic Products; Food and Tobacco Products; Textiles and Clothing; Lumber

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $44,169,167,667 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 8.516% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $15,709 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 118/197 (2021)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.041% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $11,086,175,522 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 36.6% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 0.088% (2021)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 6.231% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,369,694,859) (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 1,377,655 (2021)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 36.092% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.244% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 43.663% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 11.819% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $8,016,544,326 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $5,590,528,224 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 61.772% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,218,586,452 (2021)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $4,053,459,664 (2021)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Albania’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank