The utilization of production capacities by Albanian businesses is growing safely and steadily.
The Bank of Albania published the periodic survey report, which shows that in the second quarter of 2019, businesses in the construction and trade sectors used their business potentials more than in the same period a year ago.
Capacity utilization rate in the construction sector for the second quarter resulted to about 66.8%. This rate is higher, compared to the same period a year ago, by 6.8% and against its historical average by 3%.
In the trade sector, the capacity utilization rate also increased, both in quarterly terms, by 2.1% and in annual terms, by 0.7%. However, this rate stands at 73.3%.
The capacity utilization rate in the industry sector was 76.7%. Service businesses result in using their capacities at an average rate of 78.3%, which stands at 2.9% above the same quarter’s previous year’s figure and 2.2% above its historical average, the Bank cites of Albania
News Source: ATA