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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Country data

Iran 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012f 2013f 2014f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 171.5 137.1 161.2 199.3 204.3 206.1 219.5
GDP per capita ($) 4,944 3.886 4.481 5.428 5.448 5.438 5.671
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 2.4 1.6 3.6 2.8 3.3 2.7 4.3
Government revenue (% of GDP) 47.0 36.9 36.6 39.9 40.4 37.5 36.1
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 37.9 42.3 37.0 40.3 44.6 37.4 37.5
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 8.8 10.8 11.7 9.9 9.6 9.2 9.7
Current account balance (% of GDP) 20.1 0.3 7.5 9.9 6.0 0.4 0.5
Value of oil imports 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Value of oil exports 77.2 44.4 56.1 71.7 70.6 68.8 65.5
Inflation (%) 4.9 5.7 3.9 4.5 8.9 3.3 4.0
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: July 2014

Algeria trends

Promising development: Amman is now studying a proposal to issue its first Islamic bond

Wider Middle East ripe for Islamic finance Subscription

18 September 2014 | By Richard Nield

Sharia-compliant banking has yet to take off across most of the Levant and North Africa. But growing support from governments could soon lead to a boom in demand

Algeria oil and gas fields

Algeria prepares for upcoming oil and gas licensing round Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

With better incentives for foreign firms, Algiers is hoping this next licensing round will generate more enthusiasm

Licensing blocks

Lebanon’s oil and gas potential remains untapped amid Tension Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Political disputes are likely to further delay Lebanon’s first offshore licensing round

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Algeria natural gas net exports

The struggle to boost Algerian gas Subscription

6 August 2014 | By

Algiers is unlikely to be able to significantly increase exports in the short term, despite rising demand

Bouteflika is confined to a wheelchair, and public appearances are rare

World Cup celebrations highlight political disenchantment in Algeria Subscription

5 August 2014 | By Richard Nield

Algeria has maintained stability amid the turmoil of the past three years, but growing disenchantment with the government and questions over presidential succession leave the political direction of the country uncertain

Algeria energy map

Algeria targets shale gas Subscription

4 August 2014 | By Richard Nield

Algeria’s latest oil and gas exploration licensing round includes shale gas concessions for the first time

Algeria population growth 2013-52

Algiers' economic challenges grow Subscription

4 August 2014 | By Richard Nield

Debt free and growing strongly, Algeria appears to be in good economic shape. But behind the headline numbers, Algiers is facing a growing set of economic challenges

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MEED comment

In Amenas gas facility in Algeria

Ukraine’s crisis is Algeria’s opportunity

7 August 2014 | By

Tensions between Europe and Russia revive a long-stalled gas project, but enthusiasm may turn out to be short-lived


Qatar committed to Algeria plant Subscription

30 January 2014 | By

Joint-venture partners press ahead with $3.2bn steel facility and open doors for other investors

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Special reports

The stark contrast between Algeria's World Cup celebrations and the independence day celebrations says much about popular disaffection with politics in the country

Algeria: A quiet discontent

7 August 2014 | By

Unifying World Cup euphoria subsides as Algerians return to a far-from-unified reality

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Market presentations

Middle East Outlook 2013

A region in transition: Middle East outlook 2013 and beyond Subscription

18 August 2013

Insight and analysis on the economic and projects outlook for the Middle East

Abu Dhabi petrochemicals plant

Future developments in Middle East petrochemicals Subscription

26 March 2012

MEED’s exclusive subscriber-only online seminar on the petrochemicals sector in MENA outside of the GCC

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Top 10 projects


Rank Project Name Sector Contract value ($m)
1 East-West Motorway Highway: Package 3 Transport 5,340
2 Jijel to El Eulmal Highway Link Transport 1,960
3 Oued Tlelat to Akid Abbes Phase 1 Transport 1,815
4 Oued Tlelat to Akid Abbès: Phase 2 Transport 1,633
5 Midstream Pipeline Network: Package 3 (GZ5) Gas 1,500
5 Algiers Grand Mosque Construction 1,500
7 Reilzane - Tiaret - Tissem Railway Line Transport 1,300
8 Bejaia to El Ahnif Highway Transport 1,200
8 In Salah Gas Compression Project:Southern Gas Fields Gas 1,200
10 Ras Djinet CCGT Power Plant Power 1,100
10 Souk Tleta Dam Water 1,100
10 Anesrif - Laghouat to Djelfa Railway Transport 1,100
Click through to the full data table on Algeria's biggest projects in construction
Click through to MEED's Q2 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: September 2014; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards


KBR wins Algerian fertiliser contract Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Fertial awards US engineering firm design contract to overhaul ammonia plants


Arab Contractors wins $180m in Algeria contracts Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Egyptian firm is awarded three major industrial zone projects

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Sonatrach signs $600m contract with Dodsal

Sonatrach signs $600m contract with Dodsal Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based engineering firm to build gas compression and reinjection facilities near Hassi Messaoud

Spanish consortium wins Algeria road work

Spanish consortium wins Algeria road work Subscription

16 July 2014

Contract covers 380 kilometres of East-West highway

Sonatrach awards Eni three exploration permits Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Italian oil major Eni to carry out studies and drilling on onshore basins in southern Algeria

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Cevital Subscription

A family-owned conglomerate in Algeria operating across diverse sectors including food production, industrial manufacturing, services, construction and distribution

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Sonatrach Subscription

The largest company in Africa, it is responsible for exploration, production, distribution and marketing of hydrocarbons and downstream products in Algeria

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika Subscription

7 January 2014

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is President, Algeria

Hassiba Mokraoui Subscription

22 October 2013

Hassiba Mokraoui is CEO, Agence Nationale d’Intermediation et de Regulation Fonciere

Yazid Benmouhoub Subscription

22 October 2013

Yazid Benmouhoub is CEO, Societe de Gestion de la Bourse et des Valeurs Mobilieres

Abdelhakim Berrah Subscription

22 October 2013

Abdelhakim Berrah is president, Commission d’Organisation et de Surveillance des Operations de Bourse

Karim Eddine Khellili Subscription

22 October 2013

Karim Eddine Khellili is president and chief executive officer, Banque Nationale d’Algerie

Mohammed Laksaci Subscription

22 October 2013

Mohammed Laksaci is governor, Bank of Algeria

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