Growth of agriculture exports in Albania for January-May 2019
Agricultural exports were recorded at about ALL 14.9 billion in the first five months of the year, or an increase of ALL 1.5 billion compared to the same period a year earlier. Referring to the official statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, for the period January-May 2019, the main contribution has been agriculture with 26.1 percent and in total about ALL 6.5 billion.
Also, the export of agro-industrial products is recorded with growth, accumulating a total of about ALL 6 billion, or 400 million more. While livestock and fishing have been running negatively. Although the trade of dairy products abroad is at minimalist levels, the decline was about 21.1 percent, reaching the value of ALL 368.6 million. While the surprise of this 5-month period is the fishing sector, which was positively performing and apparently got a slight turn.
The fishing sector has fallen by 2.6 percent, with exports recorded at a value of ALL 2.1 billion. While total imports have reached ALL 54.9 billion, the trade deficit is nearly ALL 40 billion.
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