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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Country data

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

Projects due for award in next 12 months

Projects market loses its momentum Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

While essential schemes are still likely to move forwards, the drop in oil prices means projects that are more speculative could be put on hold

Top 10 contractors and EPC spend by country

Oil price drop reshapes top 10 contractors Subscription

11 May 2015 | By

The decline in oil prices has led to a slowdown in project spending in the region, meaning MEED’s annual contractor survey has seen a big shake up this year

Ain Tsila map

Problems multiply for Algeria Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

The decline in oil prices is bad news for a government anxiously looking to find the fields to replace maturing assets and struggling to deal with a deteriorating security outlook

MEED contracts awarded April 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2015 Subscription

3 May 2015

Nearly $5bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

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

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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

Gas compressor

Bonatti wins contract for compressor station Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

The compressor is part of the Algerian Midstream Pipeline project

MEED contracts awarded April 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2015 Subscription

3 May 2015

Nearly $5bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Oil rig

Petroceltic awards rig contract to Sinopec Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Engineering, procurement and construction tender to be issued in the second quarter

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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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