Central Albania has the highest growth of GDP per capita

Central Albania has the highest growth of GDP per capita

Tirana, 12 August 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

The central region of the country seems to be the most economically developed as opposed to the north and south and the level of GDP per capita in 2013 is estimated to be  613 thousand ALL, or 38% more than the country’s average, with an increase of 0,7% compared to 2012.

In 2013, GDP per capita in Albania amounted to 466 thousand ALL and compared to 2012, it saw an increase by 1,44% of GDP.

According to the Institute of Statistics, in the central region of the country, GDP per capita was 557 thousand ALL or 19,6% more than the country’s average. In the northern region, GDP per capital was 372 thousand ALL or 20,2% less than the country’s average and in the southern region, it was 446 thousand ALL, or 4,2% below the country’s average.

The highest level of GDP per capita in 2013 was in Tirana with 643 thousand ALL or 38% above the average of the country.

Tirana is followed by Fier with 559 thousand ALL or 19,9 thousand ALL or 19,9% above the average, followed by Gjirokaster with 477 thousand ALL or 2,27% above the country’s average.

GDP per capita in other districts of the country was below the country’s average. The lowest figure was in Lezha with 303 thousand ALL or 35% below the country’s average.

During 2013, it was noticed that the highest purchasing power in the country was registered in the central region with 34,5% in the central region, 23% in the northern region and 27,6% in the southern region. /ibna/