Comparative review of the VAT exemption – Albania, the Region, and the EU member states

Open Data Albania is investigating into the value of exemption from VAT in Albania, the region, and EU countries. Article 117 of the Law on the Value Added Tax provides that taxable persons, who are residents in Albania, and whose annual turnover is under the minimum threshold required for VAT, are subject to the small business regime, benefitting an exemption from the selling VAT for…

Citizenship benefited in EU countries, 2009 – 2014

Open Data Albania is exploring on the number of citizenships granted by the European Union and EFTA countries during the years 2009-2014. The number of citizenships granted by the EU and EFTA countries witnessed the highest increase in 2013, during which 981 thousand new passports were granted. In 2014, 889 new citizenships were granted from EU and EFTA countries. During this year, granting of new…

Asylum seekers in countries of the European Union and EFTA, 2005-2015

Open Data Albania is exploring on the number of asylum seekers in the European Union and EFTA countries over the years 2005-2015. The data are based on statistics published by the European Institute of Statistics. The number of asylum seekers in EU countries has been continuously increased and decreased until 2010, but the number of applications is not higher than 300 thousand. After 2010, the…

Public investments in Albania, 2004-2016

Open Data Albania is exploring on the level of public investments in the Republic of Albania throughout 2004-2016. In 2016 Public Budget, Public Investments are projected to amount to ALL 59.98 billion, which indicates a contraction versus the previous year and the lowest value of Public Investments budgeted since 2008. According to projections on the actual year, investments with foreign financing will run at 53%…

Budget Revenue Execution, Public Budget 2015

Open Data Albania is exploring on the execution of the public budget for 2015. Budget execution is evaluated by comparing the planned budget at the beginning of the year with the actual budget at the end of the year. Data on the planned budget contain the public budget law, which is practically approved several days before the New Year. Actual data are provided in the…

Unconditional and specific transfers by municipalities, 2016

Open Data Albania is investigating the level of unconditional and specific transfers to local government units for 2016. The unconditional transfer aims to supplement to local government units the difference between the needs for expenditures and revenues they are generating. In 2016, the unconditional transfer amounted to ALL 11.8 billion, from which 96.3% was allocated to municipalities and 3.7% to counties. In addition, the approved…

Employed in the budget sector 2016

Open Data Albania has updated data on the number of employees to be employed in the budgetary institutions in 2016. The data are extracted from the accompanying tables of the law on the state budget 2016. Budgetary Institutions are ministries, directories under direct subordination and independent and constitutional institutions. Their salaries are covered by the state budget. During 2011-2014, the number of budgetary employees has…

Local taxes in Albania 2015/2016

Open Data Albania is investigating on the types and rates of national taxes in the Republic of Albania. The law no.9632, dated 30.10.2006 as amended, provides for nine types of local taxes: Simplified income tax for small business; Tax on immovable property, which includes tax on buildings and tax on agricultural land and territory; Local  hotel bed occupancy fee; Local infrastructure impact tax due to…

Contributors to the social security scheme in urban and rural areas 2008-2014

Open Data Albania has updated data on the number of contributors to the social security scheme under each category. Up to 2013, the number of self- employed in agriculture contributors was calculated on the basis of periods paid by individuals considering purchases made here since 1994, because of the late payment interest?s forgiveness. This is one of the reasons due to which the 2014 report…

The average monthly wage in the private and public sector in Albania and the countries of the region

Open Data Albania is researching on the level of average monthly wage in the public and private sector. The average monthly wage is the gross wage received by an employee in the public / private sector for the work performed. This salary consists of: a) basic salary for work performed; b) Additional payment for managerial functions; c) Additional payment for seniority; d) Additional payment for…

Wheat imports by country of origin, 2001-2014

Open Data Albania has updated data regarding the import of wheat and wheat-rye mixture (muslin) for 2014. The analysis is based on data provided from the International Trade Centre (ITC). In 2014, according to ITC, 269 398 tons of wheat and wheat-rye mix, with a value of 6628  billion were imported in 2014. The quantity imported in 2014 is about 6% higher than that of…

Wheat output in the Republic of Albania, 1998-2014

Open Data Albania is investigating the level of wheat output in the Republic of Albania for 1998-2014 period. The data used in the analysis were obtained from the Institute of Statistics. INSTAT drafted these statistics based on administrative information collected in the field by specialists of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management. According to the methodology used, wheat output is a synonym…

Structure of contributors by sectors and character of employment, 2008-2014

Open Data Albania is doing research on the structure of contributors to the social security scheme for the years 2008-2014. We performed our analysis based on 2014 statistical data published by Social Security Institute. Entities that make declarations concerning the social security scheme are public entities; business companies; the self-employed; self-employed in agriculture and voluntarily insured entities. State contributors and contributors receiving short-term benefits, including…

Indicators on crude oil exports by destination 2005-2013

Open Data Albania is exploring on indicators of export crude oil in the years 2005-2013. Starting from 2005 till 2013, the quantity and value of crude oil exports have been growing continuously. This fact comes as a result of increased foreign investment and exploration of oil deposits in the country. The company’s largest exporter of oil in place is Bankers Petroleum Albania, which operates in…

The benefit from the maternity leave after January 1, 2015

Open Data Albania has calculated the amount of benefit from the maternity leave according to the new law no. 104, dated 31.07.2014 which will come into force and be implemented after January 1, 2015. According to this law the benefit criteria from the maternity leave haven’t changed, considering as a benefit condition, the obligation to have a 12 month period of insurance for every maternity…