Albania Overview of Economy

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Albania Overview of Economy

Albania: Economic Update (February 2024)

Transitioning Economy: Albania, a former centrally-planned state, is now a developing country with a modern open-market economy.
Recent Growth: Despite challenges, Albania's economy has recently experienced positive growth.
2023: Estimated growth of 3.5%, driven by strong government and household consumption, as well as investment.
2022: Growth reached 4.8%, fueled by robust activity in tourism, real estate, and services sectors.
EU Integration: Aiming for EU membership, Albania implements ongoing structural reforms to enhance growth, job creation, and governance.

Key Indicators:

GDP (PPP): $38.2 billion (2023 estimate)
GDP per capita (PPP): $18,400 (2023 estimate)


2023: Estimated average of 4.3%, expected to further decline in 2024.
2022: Inflation rose to 6.2%.


2023: Estimated at 10%, with concerns about youth unemployment.
2022: Unemployment was 10.3%.


Growing Tourism: The tourism sector witnessed an exceptional year in 2023, contributing significantly to the economic rebound.
Low Public Debt: Compared to other European nations, Albania's public debt remains relatively low, although fiscal consolidation efforts are ongoing.
Government Reforms: Public-sector wage reforms implemented in 2024 are expected to positively impact other wages and domestic consumption.


Vulnerability to External Factors: The economy is susceptible to fluctuations in the Eurozone, as it is a major source of trade, investment, and remittances.
High Unemployment: Despite recent improvements, unemployment, especially youth unemployment, remains a challenge requiring policy solutions.
Infrastructure Development: Continued investment in infrastructure is crucial to enhance competitiveness and attract further FDI.

Future Outlook:

The medium-term economic outlook for Albania is cautiously optimistic, subject to global economic stability, successful implementation of structural reforms, and continued progress towards EU integration.
While continued growth is projected, uncertainty remains due to global factors and domestic challenges.

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