Local products fulfill 60 percent of the fresh fruit market

TIRANA, Aug. 8 – Domestic production fulfils 60 percent of the local market demand for fresh fruits, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection. Fruit products have increased 2.1 percent compared to last year, covering some 130

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More imported coffee, fuel passing customs

TIRANA, Aug. 8 – Import of coffee during the first seven months this year have increased 67 percent compare to a year ago, or 3,566 tons from 2,135 tons. Sept. 1 will have a new increased excise tax with a

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Fish import reaches 1.21 billion leks

TIRANA, Aug. 7 – Though Albania is surrounded by two seas it still brings fish from imports which reached 1.21 billion leks during the first half this year, according to sources from the Ministry of Fishing. Exports were only 104

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Albania Railways 5-mo Passenger, Cargo Traffic Up Y/Y

TIRANA, Aug. 4 – Albanian railway passenger and cargo traffic rose by 37.3% and 11.8%, on the year, respectively, in the five months through May, figures of state-run rail company Hekurudha Shqiptare (HSH) showed. The railways carried 670,794 passengers between

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American company chosen to build Rreshen-Kalimash road segment

TIRANA, Aug. 4 – An international commission chose the U.S. company Bechtel to build the Rreshen-Kalimash road segment, part of the Durres-Kukes-Morine highway. Bechtel offered the best offer out of four contenders. The company was unanimously voted and it is

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Albanian 3-Month T-Bills Oversubscribed, Yields Rise

TIRANA, Aug. 8 – Yields rose on the Albanian three-month Treasury bills in an auction on Tuesday, as the issue was oversubscribed, the central bank said. The Bank of Albania, which auctions government securities on behalf of the Finance Ministry,

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