General information

Capital: El Djazaïr (Algiers)

Currency unit: Algerian dinar

Official language: Arabic, Berber languages

Area: 2,381,740 km²

Population in million: 42,228,400.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 4,115 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 15,482 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 41.3 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.0 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 20.1 %

Life expectancy at birth: 76.5 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 81 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 173,758,000,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 12.0 

Industry value added of GDP: 39.6 

Services value added of GDP: 3.5 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 37,399,300.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 46,942,900.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Ammonia (0.61 %)
Motor cars and other motor vehicles (0.18 %)
Hydrogen and rare gases (0.12 %)
Acyclic alcohols (0.05 %)
Glass; float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked (0.03 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cane or beet sugar (0.34 %)
Wheat and meslin (0.05 %)
Waters (0.04 %)
Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas and mangoes (0.04 %)
Other vegetables (0.02 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Algeria: 94
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness94
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Algeria: 68
              Products competitiveness
              Algeria: 72

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Algeria: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Algeria: >2,000
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Algeria: 288