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 (2016): Italy, China, and France
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Fertilizers , and Inorganic Chemicals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum; Natural Gas; Light Industries; Mining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $612,133,180,845 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.7% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $15,075 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 33/194 (2016)

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 %) 6.398% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $5,466,348,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 65.6% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 8.784% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 5.618% (2009)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($27,229,373,551) (2015)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 12,825,241 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 8.78% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 30.43% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 25.51% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 11.367% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $53,710,190,167 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $37,010,410,617 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 48.443% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,546,000,000 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $3,393,396,454 (2015)
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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