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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria country datafile
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Country data

Iran 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012f 2013f 2014f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 171.5 137.6 161.8 198.8 207.8 210.5 212.2
GDP per capita ($) 4,990 3,943 4,567 5,528 5,694 5,683 5,644
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 2 1.7 3.6 2.4 2.5 3.3 3.4
Government revenue (% of GDP) 46.9 36.7 36.5 40 39.6 37.3 36
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 37.8 42.2 36.9 40.4 42.2 38.5 38.1
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 8.1 10.5 11.1 11.1 9.9 9 8.4
Current account balance (% of GDP) 20.1 0.3 7.5 10 5.9 6.1 4.5
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 5.8 3.6 5.2 9 5 4
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: June 2013

Algeria trends

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:58 GMT

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

In Amenas gas plant, Algeria

In Amenas overshadows bid round in Algeria Subscription

25 February 2014, 11:40 GMT | By Richard Nield

The Algerian government launched its fourth licensing round in January, but attracting bids from international investors will be a challenge in the current security climate

Middle East contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: November 2013 Subscription

5 December 2013, 8:15 GMT

Over $11bn awarded in November in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards September 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2013 Subscription

20 October 2013, 7:57 GMT | By

Over $8bn awarded in September in the Middle East

Changing mindsets: GCC nationals prefer to live in villas, which is unfeasible in low-cost housing schemes

Region fails on social housing Subscription

17 October 2013, 4:30 GMT | By

The affordable housing shortage has escalated into a crisis in many Middle Eastern countries

Middle East and North Africa region Muslim population percentage

Religious pluralism amid restrictions Subscription

4 September 2013, 11:58 GMT | By

Growing sectarian tensions are further restricting the Middle East’s diverse religious groups

Opec petroleum export revenues

Opec reports record high in petroleum exports Subscription

21 August 2013, 9:05 GMT | By

Export revenues reached $1.26 trillion in 2012, but likely to fall this year on lower crude prices

Middle East contracts July 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2013 Subscription

11 August 2013, 12:05 GMT | By

Over $31.6bn awarded in July in the Middle East region

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Qatar committed to Algeria plant Subscription

30 January 2014, 13:59 GMT | By

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

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Special reports


Algeria: Hydrocarbons production stagnates Subscription

11 July 2013, 9:13 GMT

Algeria looks set to soon join the six other Middle East and North African countries that have experienced leadership changes recently

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Market presentations

Middle East Outlook 2013

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

18 August 2013, 7:46 GMT

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, 8:21 GMT

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 High Spped Rail Electrification: Phase 1 Transport 1,815
4 Biskra Refinery Oil 1,750
5 Oued Tlelat to Akid Abbes High Speed Rail Electrification: Phase 2 Transport 1,633
6 Algiers Grand Mosque Construction 1,363
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 Laghouat to Djelfa Railway Transport 1,100
10 Qartzites de Hamra Gas Processing Facility Gas 1,100
10 Souk Tleta Dam Water 1,100
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Click through to MEED's Q4 2013 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: January 2014; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:58 GMT

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

Samsung C&T wins $1.4bn Algeria power contract Subscription

20 February 2014, 5:34 GMT | By

South Korean firm will build two new combined-cycle power plants

Samsung Engineering wins $800m Algeria contract Subscription

17 February 2014, 6:15 GMT | By

South Korean contractor will build gas processing facilities at Algeria’s Timimoun field

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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, 5:44 GMT

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is President, Algeria

Hassiba Mokraoui Subscription

22 October 2013, 10:23 GMT

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

Yazid Benmouhoub Subscription

22 October 2013, 10:18 GMT

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

Abdelhakim Berrah Subscription

22 October 2013, 10:11 GMT

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

Karim Eddine Khellili Subscription

22 October 2013, 10:02 GMT

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

Mohammed Laksaci Subscription

22 October 2013, 9:51 GMT

Mohammed Laksaci is governor, Bank of Algeria

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