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Algeria : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$44.19 billion (2011 est.)
$38.89 billion (2010 est.)


$72.66 billion (2011 est.)
$57.09 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

4.5% (2011 est.)
3.9% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

10% (2011 est.)
10% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$7,400 (2011 est.)
$7,400 (2010 est.)
$7,200 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

4.1% (2010 est.)
2.2% (2009 est.)
2.8% (2008 est.)

Internet users

4.7 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

32.78 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.165% (2012 est.)


35,406,303 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence in 1962.

Algeria's primary political party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), was established in 1954 as part of the struggle for independence and has largely dominated politics since.

The Government of Algeria in 1988 instituted a multi-party system in response to public unrest, but the surprising first round success of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) in the December 1991 balloting spurred the Algerian army to intervene and postpone the second round of elections to prevent what the secular elite feared would be an extremist-led government from assuming power.

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Economic overview

Algeria's economy remains dominated by the state, a legacy of the country's socialist post-independence development model.

Gradual liberalization since the mid-1990s has opened up more of the economy, but in recent years Algeria has imposed new restrictions on foreign involvement in its economy and largely halted the privatization of state-owned industries.

Hydrocarbons have long been the backbone of the economy, accounting for roughly 60% of budget revenues, 30% of GDP, and over 95% of export earnings.

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Algeria - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • June 2017
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Algeria, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Algeria

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Algeria

  • $ 163
  • Country report
  • April 2017
  • by Oxford Economics

GDP growth rose to 4.0% in Q4 2016 from 2.8% in Q3, supported by strong 13.3% expansion in the hydrocarbon sector. The latter was partly offset by a slowdown in non-hydrocarbon growth to 1.7%, due to a ...

  • Countries : Algeria

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