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) $593,153,495,860 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.1% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $13,210 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 43/197 (2022)

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 %) 9.266% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $7,378,781,412 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 66.1% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -9.783% (2022)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 26.547% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $18,279,189,347 (2022)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 12,638,622 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 10.324% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 31.036% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 58.641% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 11.55% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $43,063,475,189 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $60,792,081,628 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 52.243% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $75,197,018 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $3,522,517,151 (2022)
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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