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…

Costs on wages, Contributions and Mandatory Taxes on the Average Wage in Albania and Region, January 2022

In the following article we will analyze the costs APPLIED, other than the net salary (salary collected by the Employee), for an occupation with an average salary in Albania and the Region. Countries apply obligatory Health contributions; Social Security contributions as protection net for Retirement Pension and Disability, as well as Unemployment Insurance. Beyond the Contributions and the Insurance, individuals also pay Income Tax. Contributions…

Budget Employees 2022 and Average Salaries by Budget Institutions

In 2022, the Direct Budget Institutions are expected to employ 84 214 (eighty four thousand two hundred and fourteen) people. This is 450 more employees than in 2021. Employees in budgetary institutions include only institutions in which staff costs are covered by State Budget funds. This does not include: Central Bank, or other public sector structures such as state-owned financial and non-financial enterprises, Special Funds…

Ranking by value of the State Treasury beneficiary businesses, 2019-2021 period

In this article, we’ll present the transactions of the State Treasury in Albania and their distribution during the last 3 (three) years. Private companies or economic operators that have benefited the most from payments from the State Budget in this period have been considered. Payments towards state institutions, public companies – owned by ministries, municipalities or other authorities are excluded from this analysis, as well…

Concentration of the Hydrocarbon market in Albania

The analytical team at Open Data Albania is examining the Albanian market of “Fuel and Oil”, to assess whether there is the premise for concentration of one/few operators with a dominant position in the market. To achieve this, we used budgetary market purchases (purchases paid from the State Budget) and state fuel subsidies for farmers as a sample, given that information about the companies open…

Russian exports by main commodity groups, positioning in the international market

Open Data Albania is examining the foreign commercial trade of the Russian Federation based on commodity groups and trading countries. The analysis is being carried out in order to better understand which products may experience shortages in the future either in the international markets or in our country. We will also look what are the major importing countries over the last 3 years, concerning 10…

PPP incinerators, Financial Support from the State Budget over the years, 2015-2024

Open Data Albania is conducting a research regarding the financial support that the State Budget provided, over the years, for PPP Concession Contracts in the Waste Management sector. More specifically, the following ones: 1. Building of the landfill, incinerator and rehabilitation of existing landfills in Tirana, implemented by Integrated Energy BV SPV sh.p.k. 2. Building, operation and transfer of the incinerator for the processing urban…

COMMERCIAL EXCHANGE: RUSSIAN IMPORT-EXPORTS WITH COUNTRIES APPLYING SANCTIONS

In this article we are listing the history of exports and imports of the Russian Federation with countries that are already applying trade sanctions and embargoes against her. Countries and Markets are being affected by trade sanctions and this is expected to have further effects in the coming months. On February 24, 2022, shortly after the start of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the European Council…

Projection, the date when Albania potentially reaches the level of per capita income of the EU

Open Data Albania is analyzing different projections or scenarios which will try to estimate when will Albania reach the same level of per capita average income with European Union. To establish the potential pessimistic and optimistic projections, we are considering the dynamic changes that the per capita income has undergone in the country. To that end, we’ll be assessing the growth progression or change in…

Public Procurement Procedures without competition in 2020 and 2021

Open Data Albania has done a short analysis on Public Procurement Procedures held in 2020 and 2021 without competition or open procedures. As such, we have taken into consideration tenders that were conducted with Restricted, local or international, procedures and Negotiated procurement procedures without prior publication of a contract notice.In this analysis, we have not considered Negotiated procurement procedures with prior announcement or Requests for…