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The Agricultural Production in Albania

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Open Data Albania has conducted a research work on the agricultural production in Albania, based on data provided from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection. In 2010, the agricultural sector contributed by about 18% to the GDP, making it a key sector in the economic development.

In the last years, the raw agricultural and agro-industrial production has changed as shown below:


The value of productions is measured in 2006 prices
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Analysis and comments: ODA

In 2009, the total output from raw agriculture and agro-industry is estimated at 212,708 million ALL, the main contribution comes from the raw agricultural sector (74.8%) while the agro-industry counts for 25.2%. During 2009, the total output from agriculture grew by only 1.8% compared to the previous year; this growth rate is lower than the annual average of the last years (3.3%). Low levels of agricultural production in 2009 can be explained by the severe flooding in the north of Albania.


Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Analysis and comments: ODA

The most important part of raw agricultural production comes from livestock (55%), while 30% comes from crops and 15% from the orchards. In the last years, the weight of orchards in the agricultural production has increased, while it has been the opposite for the livestock production.

The weight of each category that constitutes the raw agricultural production is shown in the following graph:


The value of productions is measured in 2006 prices
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Analysis and comments: ODA

The agricultural sector is currently the most undeveloped part of the Albanian economy and suffers from deep fragmentation of the agricultural land surface. Only in 2010, the government decided to subsidize farmers who plant olives, citrus, fruit trees and vineyards. This measure is necessary, in order for the Albanian agriculture sector to compete with neighboring countries agricultural products.

Increasing the agricultural production, not only helps in developing the economy and reducing unemployment, but it also enables the reduction of primary products prices and reduces the country's dependence on imports.

The dataset is presented in the dynamic table below:


Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Analysis and comments: ODA




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    Contributer: RE
    Translated by: Andia Puka
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