Source
Central bank

Bank of Algeria

International Reserves

US$ 191.369 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 206.502 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

275.23 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.7% 4.7% 6.9% 5.2% 5.1% 2% 3% 2.4%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
2.4% 3.3% 2.5% 3.1%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 5,659 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$7,542 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.42% 0.41% 0.33% 0.34% 0.33%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 8.1% 
  • industry: 61.6% 
  • services: 30.2% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
5.7%(2008) 3.9% 4.5% 5.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
10.2% 10% 10%(2009) 9.7%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
8.1% 10.4% 11.1% 9.9% 8.9%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
9% -5.1% -1% -3.6% -2.9%

*Estimate    **Forecast

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$ 20.6 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

10% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

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

30.8% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.4%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.09% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$76.84 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

petroleum, natural gas, and petroleum products 97%

Total imports

US$47.53 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods

Exports - major partners

US 23.3%, Spain 12.2%, Canada 9.5%, France 9.5%, Brazil 5.4%, Netherlands 5.4%, Germany 4.3%, Italy 4.1% (2011)

Imports - major partners

France 18.5%, China 10.4%, Italy 9.5%, Spain 8%, Germany 4.5% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$2,746 million US$2,264 million(2009) US$2,571 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$215 million US$220 million US$534 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(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 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 152 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 156 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 126 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 172 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 129 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 82 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 129 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 170 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 138 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 165 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 62 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

110

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 140 Score: 51.0 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

2,381,741 km2 (2006)

Capital

Algiers (2009)

Currency

Algerian dinars (DZD) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects

Religions

Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
18.67 million 25.02 million 30.42 million 36.49 million 39.31 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
30.5% 43.5% 59.8% 72.9%
Population median age

26 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.4% (2011)

Life expectancy

73 years (2010)

Adult literacy

73% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

23.60% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

35.33 (1995)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

107.49% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

14% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

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: 132nd (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

3.471 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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