Algeria Economic Statistics and Indicators
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Economic Indicators For: Algeria › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Algerian Dinar, DZD
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 37
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2021
Date of Last Update: 30th June 2016
Population: 38,813,722 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 2,381,741 sq km ; land: 2,381,741 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc
Capital: name: Algiers ; geographic coordinates: 36 45 N, 3 03 E ; time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Algeria's economy remains dominated by the state, a legacy of the country's socialist postindependence development model. In recent years the Algerian Government has halted the privatization of state-owned industries and imposed restrictions on imports and foreign involvement in its economy. Hydrocarbons have long been the backbone of the economy, accounting for roughly 60% of budget revenues, 30% of GDP, and over 95% of export earnings. Algeria has the 10th-largest reserves of natural gas in the world and is the sixth-largest gas exporter. It ranks 16th in oil reserves. Strong revenues from hydrocarbon exports have brought Algeria relative macroeconomic stability, with foreign currency reserves approaching $200 billion and a large budget stabilization fund available for tapping. In addition, Algeria's external debt is extremely low at about 2% of GDP. However, Algeria has struggled to develop non-hydrocarbon industries because of heavy regulation and an emphasis on state-driven growth. The government's efforts have done little to reduce high youth unemployment rates or to address housing shortages. A wave of economic protests in February and March 2011 prompted the Algerian Government to offer more than $23 billion in public grants and retroactive salary and benefit increases, moves which continue to weigh on public finances. Long-term economic challenges include diversifying the economy away from its reliance on hydrocarbon exports, bolstering the private sector, attracting foreign investment, and providing adequate jobs for younger Algerians.
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GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Algeria in year 2015 is DZD 7,041.22 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Algeria in year 2015 is DZD 17,352.44 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Algeria in year 2015 is US$ 172.278 Billion.
GDP Deflator for Algeria in year 2015 is 246.441 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Algeria in year 2015 is DZD 176,488.15 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Algeria in year 2015 is DZD 434,938.81 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Algeria in year 2015 is US$ 4,318.14 .
GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Algeria in year 2015 is US$ 578.651 Billion.
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Algeria in year 2015 is US$ 14,503.88 .
Investment (% of GDP) for Algeria in year 2015 is 50.314 %.
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Algeria in year 2015 is 172.653 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Algeria in year 2015 is 176.08 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Population for Algeria in year 2015 is 39.896 Million .
General government revenue (National Currency) for Algeria in year 2015 is DZD 5,051.49 Billions.
General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Algeria in year 2015 is DZD 7,712.11 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Algeria in year 2015 is DZD -2,660.62 Billions.
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Algeria in year 2015 is DZD 17,352.44 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Algeria in year 2015 is US$ -27.041 Billion.
Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Algeria in year 2015 is -15.696 %.
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International