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Trade in Albania

Albania was the world’s 127th largest exporter of goods and 81st largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $4.31 billion and $5.02 billion USD respectively. Albania’s top export category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products, and Clothing. In 2022, Albania’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Italy, Serbia and Spain, with trade representing 85.15 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Albania is the world’s 128th largest importer of goods and 107th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $8.40 billion and $2.51 billion USD respectively in 2022. Albania’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Machinery and transport equipment. Leading import partners were Italy, Turkey and China. Albania is part of 5 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) 2006 and EFTA – Albania.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Albania





WTO Membership Date

8 September 2000

Legal System

civil law system except in the northern rural areas where customary law known as the "Code of Leke" is still present


Albanian (Tosk dialect)

Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Albanian lek

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • Copyright Directorate

  • Ministry of Culture

  • Republic of Albania

Industrial Property Offices

  • General Directorate of Industrial Property (GDIP)

  • Ministry of Finances and Economy

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Directorate of Food Safety and Consumer Protection
    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection (MBUMK)
    Phone: +(355 4) 2225 9333

    Sheshi: Skenderbe, Nr.2

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • General Directorate of Standardization
    Tirana - Albania
    Contact person: Mr. Riza Hasanaj, General Director of General Directorate of Standardization
    Head of Sector of WTO/TBT Enquiry Point and Sales of Standards
    Phone: +(355 42) 22 62 55; +(355 42) 22 71 76

    Rr: "Mine Peza", Nr.143/3

    [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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Links to other helpful resources

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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