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About Albania

Albania is a South Eastern European Country that is considered to be part of the Balkan Nations. The country comes within the Albanian Alps and comprises of many castles and archaeological sites. The country was once socialist planned and now is more of a capitalistic economy. It currently is one of the lowest unemployment rates in the Balkan region.

The country trades primarily with Italy, Greece, China, Spain, Kosovo, and the US.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionEastern Europe
Capital CityTirana
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesAlbanian
Currencylek, ALL
Phone Code +355
Important CitiesDurrës , Vlorë, Elbasan, Shkodër, Elbasan
National DayIndependence Day (28th Nov)
GDP (nominal)USD 23.032 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking82
Primary IndustriesAgriculture, Electronics, Manufacturing, Textiles, Food, Cement, Mining
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMontenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Greece, Italy
Member ofOrganization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation(BSEC), Central European Free Trade Agreement(CEFTA), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation(OBSEC), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fashion and Apparel, Electrical Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Books and Papers, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Household Items & Products, Plastics and Products, Wood and Pulp, Fruits and Nuts, Silk & Textiles, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Other Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Wood and Pulp
Total Exports ValueUSD 4.306 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 8.407 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 4.101 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaDouble Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and a bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA)
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Building & Construction Products & Services, Ceramic Products, Glass and glassware, Gems & Jewellery
Major Imports from IndiaCeramic Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Building & Construction Products & Services, Cosmetics and Accessories, Spices, Electrical Products, Books and Papers, Machinery & Appliances, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Rubber and Products, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Household Items & Products, Chemical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Cereals & Pulses
India's Imports ValueUSD 10.57 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 344.52 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 333.95 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for AlbaniaHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in Romania)
H.E. Petraq Gramo
Honorary Consul General
Rr. Artan Lenja No.10/74, Tirana, Albania.
00-355-4-2245060 (O) / 2233248

Embassy of India
H.E. Mr. Rahul Shrivastava
Honourable Ambassador
46, Bulevardul Aviatorilor,Sector-1 Bucharest-011864
0040 - 372 147 431/32

Embassy Details of Albania in IndiaAlbania
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Albania
H.E. Mr. Dikshu Chandra Kukreja
Honorary Consul General
S-99 Panchsheel Park New Delhi - 110017
91-11-026013317/ 12-04667272 (O)