Arab Country Profiles

Algeria

Print Email
algeria-flag ablcc
  • Country name : People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Capital : Algiers
  • Area : 2,381,741 km²
  • Population : 41,854,028 (2018)
  • Population growth rate : 1.75% (2017)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 77 years old (2017)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 29.31% - 15-64 years : 65.04% - 65 years and over : 5.65%
  • Urbanisation : 71.9% (2017)
  • Labour force : 11.82 million (2017)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $156.08 billion (2016)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 1.6% (2017)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 13.2% - industry : 36.1% - services : 50.7%
  • GDP – per capita : $15,100 (2017)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphate, uranium, lead, zinc
  • Industries : petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, petrochemical products, food processing
  • Industrial production growth rate : 0.9% (2017)
  • Land use : arable land : 3.1% - permanent crops : 0.4% - other : 96.5% 
  • Agricultural products : wheat, barley, oats, grapes, citrus, olives, fruits, sheep, cattle
  • Exports in general : $29.9 billion (2016).
  • Exports to Belgium : $1.09 billion (2017)
  • Exports – commodities : petroleum, natural gas and petroleum products (97%)
  • Exports – partners : Italy (17%), Spain (13), USA (13), France (11), Brazil (5.4) (2016)
  • Imports in general : $47 billion (2016)
  • Imports from Belgium: $1.03 billion (2017)
  • Imports – commodities : capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods
  • Imports – partners : France (10%), China (18), Italy (9.9), Spain (7.6), Germany (6.4) (2016)
  • Current account balance : $-22.9 billion (2017)
  • Budget : revenues : $59.53 billion - expenditures : $79.21 billion (2017)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $96.67 billion (31 December 2017)

Our Partners

ablcc-partners banner-off