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Albania's Sept trade gap shrinks 9.9% y/y to 24 bln leks (172.5 mln euro)

Author Nina Byalkova
Albania's Sept trade gap shrinks 9.9% y/y to 24 bln leks (172.5 mln euro) Author: Logwin. License: All Rights Reserved

TIRANA (Albania), October 28 (SeeNews) – Albania’s September trade deficit fell 9.9% year-on-year to 24 billion leks ($190.6 million/172.5 million euro), the Albanian statistics institute, INSTAT, said on Wednesday.

Exports in September totalled 20 billion leks, down by 4.4% compared to the same month last year and 32.6% higher than in August 2015, INSTAT said in a statement.

Imports in September amounted to 44 billion leks, down by 7.4% compared with the same month last year and 9.4% higher than a month earlier.

Albania's main trade partner remained the European Union, accounting for 65.7% of the country's trade turnover in September. Italy had a share of 37%, while China accounted for 6.6% of the total.

(1 euro= 139.1195 Albanian leks)

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