The National Social Security Institute reports that there are about Albanian 250.000 in Italy who work legally, paying taxes and social insurance.
The Albanians are listed second by number of employees, with 225.000, after the Moroccans. Chinese citizens are in third place, with 203.000 employees.
The Albanians are also the largest foreign community in economic terms. According to Leone Moressa Foundation , the Albanians in Italy declare from 3,5 to 3,7 billions of euros a year, an amount almost equal to the entire public budget of Albania, or the 30% of the total Albanian GDP.
The real economic impact of immigrants
Immigrants are a great economic resource not only for the host country, where they contribute to national GDP, but also for their country of origin. In an aging country (7 births against 11 deaths per thousand inhabitants), the immigrant presence represents an indispensable workforce in many sectors. From a social security point of view, immigrant workers pay 11,5 billions of contributions and guarantee a positive balance for INPS funds.
According to reports in the media in Tirana that resume the statistics of the Bank of Albania the remittances of immigrants in Italy amount to 7 billion in the last 10 years.
Alongside these professions we also find businesses run by immigrants that continue to grow and produce Added Value. In the last five years, in particular, while Italian companies have fallen by 2,7%, foreign companies have registered a + 25,8% reaching 570 thousand (9,4% of the total) and producing 102 billion of Added Value, equal to 6,9% of overall wealth.
The Albanian news reported by Top Channel
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