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Trade in Algeria

Algeria was the world’s 64th largest exporter of goods and 87th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were 38.6 and 3.2 billion USD respectively. Algeria’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by manufactures, and agricultural products. In 2017, Algeria’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Italy, France and Spain, with trade representing 45.31 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Algeria is the world’s 63rd largest importer of goods and 72nd largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $37.5 and $6.5 billion USD respectively in 2021. Algeria’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products.  Leading import partners were China, France and Italy. Algeria is part of 2 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as EU – Algeria, Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Abbreviation

DZ

Capital

Algiers

WTO Membership Date

Observer

Legal System

mixed legal system of French civil law and Islamic law; judicial review of legislative acts in ad hoc Constitutional Council composed of various public officials including several Supreme Court justices

Language

Arabic

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Algerian dinar

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • BNP Paribas El Djezair - Alger, Algeria - SWIFT: BNPADZAL

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • National Office of Copyrights and Related Rights

  • Ministry of Culture (ONDA)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property

  • Ministry of Industry (INAPI)

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Point d'information OTC
    Institute Algérien de Normalisation (IANOR)
    Phone: +(213) 21 63 00 91
    Website: http://www.ianor.dz

    5 et 7 Rue Abou Hamou Moussa
    DZ Alger

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

Trade Information Portal

https://www.dcw-chlef.dz/en/index.php/37-portcnrc

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Trade Information Portal

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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