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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Algeria 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 137.1 161.2 199.4 207.8 212.5 227.8* 238.5
GDP per capita ($) 3,886 4,481 5,431 5,542 5,606 5,886* 6,041
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 1.6 3.6 2.8 3.3 2.8 3.8* 4.0
Government revenue (% of GDP) 36.9 36.6 39.9 39.7 35.2 34.4* 32.3
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 42.3 37.0 40.3 43.8 36.1 38.9* 36.9
General government debt (gross, % of GDP) 10.8 11.7 9.9 10.0 9.3 9.9* 8.1
Current account balance (% of GDP) 0.3 7.5 9.9 5.9 0.4 0.5* -2.9
Inflation (%) 35.3 36.0 36.7 37.5 37.9 38.7* 39.5
Population (millions) 35.3 36.0 36.7 37.5 37.9 38.7* 39.5
Unemployment (%) 10.2 10.0 10.0 11.0 9.8 10.8* 11.3
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database;
Last updated: February 2015; * = Estimates start from

Algeria trends

Algeria rail network

Oued Tlelat Electrification Subscription

12 February 2015

High-speed line is part of ambitious plans to modernise Algeria’s railways

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription

18 November 2014 | By

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Electricity supply and power and water projects

Algiers invests in electricity and water networks Subscription

2 November 2014

Steady investment in new power plants and the country’s water sector is beginning to pay off

Middle East contracts September 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2014 Subscription

16 October 2014

Over $2bn of contracts awarded in September in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

Algeria projects by sector and project status

Algeria sets ambitious targets Subscription

2 October 2014 | By Richard Nield

The government’s new five-year plan envisages an acceleration of growth, but delivering projects on time and to budget remains a challenge

Norway's Statoil and UK/Dutch Shell have been awarded an exploration licence for Algeria’s Timissit block, an area with shale gas potential

Statoil and Shell awarded acreage in Algeria Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

Award hailed as opportunity to test potentially large shale play

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MEED comment


Cancellation of South Stream bodes well for Galsi Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Decision on the Italy-Algeria pipeline expected in May

In Amenas gas facility in Algeria

Ukraine’s crisis is Algeria’s opportunity Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

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

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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 Subscription

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

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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
7 700 Bed Algiers General Hospital Construction 1,380
8 Reilzane - Tiaret - Tissem Railway Line Transport 1,300
9 Highland Highway Transport 1,250
8 Bejaia to El Ahnif Highway Transport 1,200
8 In Salah Gas Compression Project:Southern Gas Fields Gas 1,200
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Click through to MEED's Q4 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: April 2015; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards

Algeria: Railway line study Subscription

8 February 2015 | By

Carrying out studies for a new railway line

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Algeria Ministry of Energy and Mining Subscription

The Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mining are responsible for the development of resources in the country

ETRHB Subscription

The Algerian Groupe Etrhb Haddad are active across transport, road and water sectors

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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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