wiiw Forecast Reports

ALBANIA: Light at the end of the tunnel, but still far off


Isilda Mara

in: No Quick Recovery in Sight, with Coronavirus Risks Looming Large
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2020, November 2020 , pp. 35-39

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The economy is expected to contract by 6.4% in 2020. Recovery is unlikely to be just around the corner, given the current pandemic. The public debt is in danger of becoming unsustainable and public finances have little room for manoeuvre. In the medium term, the prospects for FDI inflows look positive. Assuming that the pandemic does not trigger a second lockdown, we expect the economy to resume growing at over 4%, backed by an upsurge in external demand and a rebound of private consumption in 2021.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Albania