Economic Trivia

Algeria has the world's tenth largest natural gas reserves, and is the sixth largest exporter of gas.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): Italy, China, and France
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Inorganic Chemicals , and Fertilizers

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum; Natural Gas; Light Industries; Mining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $496,572,398,166 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.4% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $11,759 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 42/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.952% (2019)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $5,710,421,850 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 66.1% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 0.413% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 27.178% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($22,058,711,276) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 12,303,850 (2019)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 9.856% (2019)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 30.734% (2019)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 59.41% (2019)
Unemployment Rate 11.704% (2019)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $56,195,097,853 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $44,522,950,620 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 50.684% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,506,316,886 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,914,571,393 (2017)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Algeria’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank