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The export and import of "wood, articles of wood and wood charcoals" in the years 2008-2012

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Open Data Albania has examined the level of exports and imports of "wood, articles of wood and wood charcoal" reported for the years 2008-2012. In the past five years, Albania has exported about 7.6 billion ALL of wood, articles of wood and wood charcoal, while imported about 34.5 billion for the same period of time, making import-export ratio for this category to be approximately 4.5 to 1.


Source: INSTAT
Processing and comments: ODA

The export of "wood, articles of wood and wood charcoals" has been steadily increasing from year to year, going from 1.2 billion in 2008, to 1.8 billion in 2012. This year marks the largest increase compared with previous periods, 8% more than in 2011. Meanwhile, imports, despite being several times higher than exports, have had an upward trend only in the years 2009-2010, while in 2011 remained almost at the same level. In 2012 they mark the first decline, dropping from 7.22 billion in 2011, to 6.7 billion, or 6.8% less.


Source: INSTAT
Processing and comments: ODA


To obtain a more complete picture on the export and import of timber, Open Data Albania has analyzed their structure for 2012. The biggest value, about 50%, is represented by the export item of "wood fuel" with 612 million, followed by "sawn timber" with 211 million and "wooden skeletons paintings" with 199 million. These three items constitute about 84% of the value of exports for 2012.


Source: Directorate General of Customs and INSTAT
Processing and comments: ODA



In imports, the main weight is represented by "chipboards" with 1.9 billion and "wooden fibreboard" with 1.88 billion ALL. Each of them occupies respectively 33.3% and 32.7% of imported timber in 2012. While the third voice most imported is "sawn timber" with 1.46 billion or 25.4%.


Source: Directorate General of Customs and INSTAT
Processed: ODA





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    Contributer: Blerta Zilja, M.Sc.
    Translated by: Viola Qefalia
    Edited by: ODA