Minimum wage and loss of consumption power from lack of actual indexation

Open Data Albania is conducting a research concerning the indexation of the official minimum wage in Albania over the years, more specifically during 2000-2022. During this period there has been a regular increase in the formal minimum wage, excluding 2007, 2014-2016, 2018 and 2020. For 2022, the minimum wage increased in advance in April, although it was planned for mid-year. The move came a result…

FEATURES OF HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION IN ALBANIA, TYPE-BASED EXPENSES 2020

Open Data Albania is analyzing the average monthly consumption in Albanian households, ie how much an average Albanian resident household spends each month to meet their individual needs for goods and services. The data under review were sourced from INSTAT. In 2020, an Albanian household spends on average of 83 475 ALL every month for consumer goods and services, a figure that is 20% higher…

Businesses and Subcontractors in the Reconstruction Program; Exemption from Value Added Tax

The General Directorate of Taxes, pursuant to DCM no.143, dated 13.02.2020, “Procedures for issuing authorization to reconstruction entities and for exemption from value added tax on the supply of goods and services for the purposes of the reconstruction process”, has released such authorizations for economic entities contracted for the Reconstruction program or their subcontractors. The authorization confirms that the Company has no obligation to pay…

Poverty Line in Albania: A comparison in the share of Population living under the national Poverty Line in European countries

Open Data Albania is analyzing statistical data from INSTAT related to the absolute poverty indicator at the national poverty line. Poverty is a expressed quantitatively through indicators of per capita income and the ability of individuals to meet basic living needs. Although Albania does not have a minimum living wage recognized by law, INSTAT publishes information on the number and percentage of the population living…

Energy Purchase Price from the State and the Stock Exchange, 2012 -2021. Year and Month when the Difference Between Exchange Stock Prices and Energy Purchases Price by State is emphasized.

Source: HUPX, ERE 2021, Annual Report 2021 Comments and Analysis: Open Data Albania Source: HUPX, ERE 2021, Annual Report 2021 Comments and Analysis: Open Data Albania Source: HUPX, ERE 2021, Annual Report 2021 Comments and Analysis: Open Data Albania Source: HUPX, ERE 2021, Annual Report 2021 Comments and Analysis: Open Data Albania Source: HUPX, ERE 2021, Annual Report 2021 Comments and Analysis: Open Data Albania…

Non-Profit Sector, Number of Organizations operating during the 2006 – 2020 period, Gender Relations in NGO Administration

Open Data Albania is conducting a research in respect to the number of Non-Profit Organizations operating in the country. According to Law no. 8788, dated 7.5.2001, a “Non-Profit” can be an association, foundation or center, which operates independently from state bodies and interests. The right to establish a non-profit organization belongs to any natural or legal person, local or foreign. Non-profit organizations, after their establishment,…

Basic Consumption and Production Costs: External and Internal Factors influencing rising costs, March and April 2022

Open Data Albania is analyzing causes and prospects for the increase in the overall level of prices and costs in Albania, as well as production, export or final consumption prices. To this end, we are listing external and internal factors for  influencing rising costs because, in addition to market embargoes due to the Russian Federation’s Aggression against Ukraine, there are also factors associated with domestic…

Mortality Rate from Sars-CoV-2, Albania, countries in the Region and Worldwide

Open Data Albania is analyzing several indicators on infection and riskiness or mortality from Sars-CoV- 2. The main indicator, which will serve as a basis for comparison between countries is mortality the virus. The latter will be measured as the ratio of confirmed deaths by against the number of confirmed cases with Covid-19. The data for this article was obtained from Our World in Data…

Number of Economic Entities in the country and what share is based in the Municipality of Tirana

Open Data Albania is looking into the share of official Economic Entities resident in the territory of the Municipality of Tirana, against the total number of Economic Entities in the country. The data was collected from the Statistical Register of Enterprises, INSTAT as well as official data published by the Municipality of Tirana. The Statistical Register of Enterprises (RSN) is published annually in June and…

Personal income tax in the Republic of Albania, January 2022

Open Data Albania is listing the types of personal income tax, i.e of the individual citizen or resident in the country, based on the type of income he generates (earns and collects). The listing excludes taxes extracted from the salary income or business income, but other revenue the individual generates, such as: rent, bank interests or lending; Property Sale profit – the difference between the…

The Price of Electricity for Businesses during 2015-2022 and Aspects of Market Liberalization

Open Data Albania is examining the process of liberalization of electricity market and selling price of electricity for Businesses consumers, based on the supply voltage, for the 2015-2022 period. More specifically, businesses are classified as: Customers supplied with 35 kilovolt voltage (kV), Customers supplied with 20/10/6 kilovolt voltage (kV), Customers supplied with 0.4 kilovolt voltage (kV), Bakery and Flour Production Factory business category with 20/10/6…

Individual Grants Planned in The 2022 State Budget

Open Data Albania is examining expenditures planned in the 2022 State Budget by identifying monetary values, distribution and beneficiary categories for individual grants, meaning direct payments to individuals and families. These payments are planned in the State Budget and paid directly by the Treasury or Public Entities. The Open Data Albania staff monitors these transfers continuously, by tracking treasury payments towards individual and household accounts,…

Annual Electricity Consumption, businesses and households 2017-2021

Open Data Albania is publishing data on annual electricity consumption by household and business customers for the 2017-2021 period. Total electricity consumption has increased over the years. In 2021, the total consumption of Electricity is 8 414 836 MWh (megawatt hours) marking an increase of 10.9% compared to the previous year, 2020. The rise in electricity consumption is observed especially in Business Consumers, by about…

Innovation Index, how Albania compares to the region

Open Data Albania is conducting an assessment on indicators related to Innovation. The latter are part of the Global Innovation Index IIG assessment, developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The index evaluates and ranks 132 countries, among them Albania, where the highest the country’s ranking, the poorest its innovation performance. The Innovation Index measures and evaluates 81 indicators related to Institutions, Infrastructure, Human…