by AgroWeb on June 8, 2017

Europe seeks for mini watermelons - Balkan countries for the big ones

Albania is one of the largest per capita consumer of watermelons in the world at 146.93 kg per person. The regional Balkan market currently dominates Albanian watermelon exports, but exports in European countries are increasing as well. Data shows that every day, about 600 tons of watermelon proceed from Divjaka collection points to the Balkan and European countries. Albanian farmers have ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

Albania's quality agroproducts are building a reputation abroad

‘Made in Albania’ products making it to the stands of U.S. supermarkets! This is the ultimate American Dream to Albanians, but is also the Albanian Reality to the Americans. While visiting Albania, David Reside, Division Chief, Office of Europe and Eurasia Country Affairs is optimistic and encouraging to Albanian agribusinesses. He describes them as impressive and amazing. “I am...

by AgroWeb on May 10, 2017

EU Giant Supermarket Suppliers Eye Albania’s Quality Products

The success of each business is based on a special law. It is called the law of supply and demand. It can make you a billionaire or leave you empty handed. The whole business world goes around this axis. Sometimes, Albanian merchants face higher offer and low demand, or a surplus in production and a small market. Merchants are forced to lower prices and as such their margins move closer to zero. ...

by AgroWeb on May 2, 2017

EBRD to support internationalization of Albanian SMEs to expand trading opportunities

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Albanian Consulting Network (ACN) a business forum with Albanian entrepreneurs on ways to support internationalisation of small and medium sized enterprises and expand trading opportunities for SMEs. EBRD is implementing advisory project for small businesses in Albania under the Bank’s Advice for Small Business Programme ...

by AgroWeb on January 24, 2017

Albanian Citrus and Vegetables Appeals European Markets

Albanian citrus and vegetables grasp the crown of exports to regional and European markets. Production and export of citrus from the Konispol area has been increasing over the past three years, starting with 1,100 tons of exports from 10,000 tons of production in 2014 reaching 5,560 tons of exports from 16,000 tons in the last season production. According to the latest data gathered by AAC-...

by AgroWeb on January 20, 2017

Frosts in Europe - Golden opportunity for Albanian Exports

Bad weather in Italy and Spain is likely to significantly increase the price of vegetables across northern Europe. Suppliers say that a combination of flooding, cold weather and poor light levels had created a "perfect storm" of poor growing conditions. Courgettes and lettuces are likely to be much pricier, according to suppliers. Poor planting conditions could also affect prices at ...

by AgroWeb on January 5, 2017

Trade exchanges with EU countries constitute 64,6 % of volume

Trade exchanges with the countries of  EU make up 64,6 % of entire trade volume. According to the foreign trade report published on Wednesday by Statistics Institute, INSTAT, in November 2016, exports to EU countries constitute 73,4 % of exports overall and imports from EU countries make up 60,5 % of imports overall. The main trade partners are: Italy (36,4 %), China (7,5 %), Greece (6,6 %) ...

by AgroWeb on December 20, 2016

Macedonia bans agriculture imports from Albania

It is not the first time, but now the situation is becoming serious and Albania is thinking to apply the principle of reciprocity. Macedonia is banning again the imports of vegetables from Albania, breaking the CEFTA agreement. This week, in Macedonian border two barges with Albanian fresh vegetables were blocked and their value is estimated to be EUR 25,000. During an interview for Report TV, ...

by AgroWeb on November 3, 2016

Slovenia rejects apples from Serbia due to pesticides

The Slovenian official authorities have alerted all the European Union member countries that after detailed tests and analyses they have blocked access to cargoes of apples originating from Serbia. The tests showed high values readings of dangerous pesticide residues. On November 2nd 2016, Slovenian border control officials denied entry and distribution to Serb apple cargoes due to presence of ...