Features: Cold Turkey


GENERAL INFORMATION
Time Zone Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghan, Afghans
Total Area 2,381,741 (2006) km²
Capital Algiers (2009)
Currency Algerian dinars (DZD) (2009)
Government type republic (2009)
Languages Albania, Albanian, Tirana, Albanians
Religions Africa
Total population 35.44 million(2009 forecast)
Urban Population as % of total population 64% (2006)
Population median age 24.0 years (2006)
Population growth rate 1.50% (2006)
Life expectancy 72 years (2007)
Adult litteracy 75% (2000/2007)
% of population living on less than $2 a day 23.60% (2008)
Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini Index)

35.3 (1995)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom house Rating

Political Rights: 6
Civil Liberties: 5 (2009)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free rating)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

90.47% (2007)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population 10.34% (2007)
Cost of living - Mercer Index

(ranking by city on a basis of 143; the 1st is the most expensive and the 143rd is the least expensive; New York is the base city)

New York - Index: 100 (Base)

Algiers: 57th - Index: 86.8 (2008)

CO2 emissions

5.994 (2009)

(metric tons of CO2 per capita)

ECONOMIC INFORMATION
Central Bank Bank of Algeria (2009)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold $150.5 billion (31 December 2008 est.)
GDP $135,285 (millions of US dollars)(2004)
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) $188,217 (millions of International dollars)(2004)
Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
0.00% 0.00% 5.99% 2.15% 4.70% 6.90% 5.20% 5.10%

2009: 2.00% (forecast)

GDP per capita - current prices $3,903.34 (2007)
GDP Per Capita - PPP $6,538.74 (2007) International Dollars(2004)
GDP(PPP) - share of world total 0.36% (2008)
GDP - composition by sector
  • 4.6
  • 3
  • 2.1
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) 33.4 (1998)
Inflation

2006:agriculture: 8.1%

2007:industry: 62.5%

Unemployment Rate services: 29.4% (2008 est.)
Household saving rates -
Public debt (% of GDP) -
Sovereign Bond Ratings

Standard & Poor's: -

Moody's rating: -

Moody's outlook: -

(Foreign Currency, March 2009)

Market value of traded public shares 13.027
Largest companies in 333 -
FT Top 50 Banks in the World by market value 2009
DATA ON TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS
Current Account Balance US$48.164billion (2008)
Share of the world export -
Shares in world total merchandising export 0.43% (2007)
Shares in world total commercial services export 0.08% (2007)
Total exports 2.5
Export commodities 3.7
Total imports 12.9% (2008 est.)
Import commodities US$75.06 billion f.o.b. (2008 est.)
Export - major partners petroleum, natural gas, and petroleum products 97%
Import - major partners US$36.87 billion f.o.b.(2008 est.
Inward FDI flows by host Economy US$1,664.6 million (2007)
Value of cross-border M&A's, by country of purchaser -
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2007

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, value of the deal)

-

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, value of the deal)

Best Countries:Best countries for doing business

(ranking by country on a basis of 181, the first is the best)

Overall Ranking: capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods(2006)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: US 29.4%, Italy 13.8%, Spain 9.6%, Canada 8.4%, France 7.4%, Netherlands 5% (2007)(2006)

Employing workers: capital goods, food, textiles, petroleum products(2006)

Registering property: France 18.7%, China 9%, Italy 8.5%, Spain 6%, US 5.5%, Germany 5.3%, Russia 4.6%, Turkey 4.1% (2007)(2006)

Getting credit: 132(2006)

Protecting investors: 132(2006)

Trading across border: 141(2006)

Global Competitiveness Ranking 99 (2008/2009)(2008/2009)
Economic Freedom Index

(ranking by country; the first is the best)

56.64(2006)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

GLOBAL FINANCE RANKINGS AND AWARDS
ARTICLES AND COUNTRIES REPORTS FROM GLOBAL FINANCE ARCHIVE
 

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