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) $496,394,632,022 (2020)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -5.1% (2020)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $11,320 (2020)
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GDP Country Rank 42/197 (2020)

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 %) 2.415% (2020)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $5,178,215,526 (2020)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 66.1% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 14.296% (2020)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 18.825% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($18,221,431,876) (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 12,231,916 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 9.708% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 30.654% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 59.638% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 12.83% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $40,371,739,940 (2020)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $26,103,356,450 (2020)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 39.128% (2020)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,381,200,050 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,937,941,203 (2020)
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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