Source
Central bank

Bank of Algeria

International Reserves

US$ 201,437 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 219 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

302 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
5.9% 1.7% 3.4% 2.4% 1.6% 3.6% 2.8%
2012 2013 2014*        
3.3% 2.7% 4.3%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 5,671 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$7,816 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.42% 0.39% 0.33% 0.34% 0.33%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 9.4% 
  • industry: 62.6% 
  • services: 28% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
3.9% 4.5% 8.9% 3.3% 4.0%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
10% 10% 11% 9.8% 9.4%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
11.7% 9.9% 9.6% 9.2% 9.7%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-0.4% -0.4% -4.2% 0.1% -1.3%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Algeria

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 1.056 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

0.481% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

37.2% (2012)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.39% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.09% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 68.25 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

petroleum, natural gas, and petroleum products 97%

Total imports

US$55.02 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods

Exports - major partners

Italy 16%, US 15%, Spain 10.9%, France 8.5%, Netherlands 7.3%, Canada 7.1%, UK 5.1%, Brazil 4.7% (2012)

Imports - major partners

France 12.8%, China 11.8%, Italy 10.3%, Spain 8.6%, Germany 5.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 2,581 million US$ 1,499 million US$ 1,691 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 534 million US$ -41 million US$ -268 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010  2011 2012 2013
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 312 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 153 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 164 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 129 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 176 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 98 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 133 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 174 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 147 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 148 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 60 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

79

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 146 Score: 50.8 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

2,381,741 sq km

Capital

Algiers

Currency

Algerian dinars (DZD)

Government type

republic

Languages

Arabic (official), French (lingua franca), Berber dialects: Kabylie Berber (Tamazight), Chaouia Berber (Tachawit), Mzab Berber, Tuareg Berber (Tamahaq)

Religions

Muslim (official; predominantly Sunni) 99%, other (includes Christian and Jewish) <1% (2012 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
25.022 million 30.506 million 35.978 million 38.7 million 42.227 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
30.5% 44% 60% 70%
Population median age

27.3 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.88% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

76.39 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

72.6% (2006 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 6
Civil Liberties: 5 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  8.0%   Mobile  102.0% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

16.50% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Algiers 124th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

3.3 (2010)

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