Foreign trade statistics

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Principal products imported by Algeria :


Evolution years (2005- 2014)

 

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Evolution by user groups period (2013/ 2014)

 

Evolution of imported products by algeria by user groups period 2013/ 2014

    
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       Detailed by group:

    1. Food [Read more]

2. Energy and lubricants [Read more]

      4. Half products     [Read more]

      5. Agricultural equipment goods [Read more]

      6. Industrial equipement goods [Read more]

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Principal products exported by Algeria in 2013:

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  Foreign trade statistics of Algeria: (Period: Year 2016) (Updated May 2017)

   

Statistics of foreign trade in Algeria (Year 2016)

 

General trend

 

The overall results in matter of Algeria's foreign trade achievements for the period of 2016 show a trade balance deficit of  17.84 billion US $, a slight increase of 4.8% compared to the one recorded in the year 2015. This trend can be explained simultaneously by the greater decline in exports comparing to imports recorded during the above-mentioned period.

 

In terms of import coverage by exports, the results in question show a rate of 62% in 2016 compared with 67% in 2015.

 

 

 

 

1-SUMMARY OF TRADE BALANCE RESULTS 

period: years ( 2005/2016*) :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2-Récapitulatif des résultats de la balance commerciale

période : année ( 2013/2016*) :

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

EVOLUTION OF FOREIGN TRADE:

 

by users group

 

Foreign trade evolution :

 

 1-     To the imports

Algerian imports decreased by 9.62% compared to 2015, from 51.7 billion US dollars to 46.72 billion US dollars.

Their distribution by product group in the year 2016 shows in the table below the declines for “the food products” groups of 11.72%, the "goods for the production tool" with a share of 10.25%, "equipments" 10.4%, and "non-food consumer goods" 4.62%. 

 

 

 

 

 

Values in Million USD

PRODUCTS GROUPS

YEAR 2015

YEAR  2016*

EVOL%

Values

Struc%

Values

Struc%

FOOD

9 316  

18,02

  8 224 

17,60

-11,72

GOODS FOR PRODUCTION TOOLS

   15 970  

30,89

  14 333  

30,67

-10,25

EQUIPEMENTS

   17 740   

34,31

  15 895  

34,02

-10,40

NON-FOOD CONSUMPTION GOODS

    8 676  

16,78

    8 275

17,71

-4,62

TOTAL IMPORTS

   51 702  

100

  46 727   

100

-9,62

                                                               
                                                                    Source: CNIS (National Center for Customs Statistics
                                                              * PROVISIONAL RESULTS

 

 

 

 

2-     To  the export 

Hydrocarbons represented the bulk of our exports abroad during the year 2016, with a share of 93.84% of the exports total volume, and a decrease of 17.12% compared to 2015.

 

Non-hydrocarbon exports, which remain marginal, with only 6.16% of the exports total volume, equivalent to 1.78 billion US Dollars, showed a decrease of 9.55% comparing to the year 2015.

 

 

DESIGNATION

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016*

Part (%)

Evolution (%)

FOOD

113

315

355

315

402

323

233

327 

1.13

39.15

ENERGY AND LUBRICANTS

44 128

55 527

71 427

69   804

62 960

60 304

32 699

27 102 

93.84

-17.12

GROSS PRODUCTS

170

94

161

168

109

109

106

 84

0,29

-20.75

SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCTS

692

1 056

1 496

1 527

1 458

2 121

1 597

 1 299

4,50

-18.66

AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT

-

1

-

1

-

2

1

 

-

-

 INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

42

30

35

32

28

16

19

 53

0.18

178.95

NON-FOOD CONSUMPTION GOODS

49

30

15

19

17

11

11

 18

0,06

63.64

TOTAL  EXPORTATIONS

45 194

57 053

73 489

71 866

64 974

62 886

34 668

 28 883

100

-16.69

                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                         Source: CNIS (National Center for Customs Statistics
                                                                                     * PROVISIONAL RESULTS

 

 

The groups of exported products, outside the hydrocarbons consist essentially of:

• Semi-products which represent 4.5% of the exports total volume, equivalent to 1.3 billion US dollars,

• Food goods with a share of 1.13%, or 327 million US Dollars,

• Gross products with a share of 0.29%, in absolute terms of  84 million US $,

• Industrial equipment and non-food consumer goods with shares of 0.18% and 0.06% respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

By economic region

 

By economic regions

 

With regard to the distribution by economic regions in 2016, the tables annexed to this report clearly show that most of our foreign trade is still polarized on our traditional partners.

Indeed, OECD countries account for the largest share, with 60.94% of our imports and 79.59% of our exports

 

 

economic regions

IMPORTATION

EXPORTATION

Year

MN USD

Year

MN USD

2015

2016*

EVOL%

2015

2016*

EVOL%

 Union européene

25 485

22 179

-12.97

22 976

16 739

-27.15

 O.C.D.E

7 363

6 295

-14.50

5 288

6 251

18.21

 Autres pays d'europe

1 225

909

- 25.80

37

80

116.22

 Amérique du sud

2 822

2 857

1.24

1 683

1 678

-0.30

 Asie

11 850

11 618

-1.96

2 409

2 331

-3.24

 Océanie

-

-

 -

71

-

-

 Pays Arabes

1 918

1 934

0.83

572

385

-32.69

 Pays du Maghreb

680

697

2.50

1 550

1 368

-11.74

 Pays d'Afrique

359

238

-33.70

82

51

-37.80

TOTAL

51 702

46 727

-9.62

34 668

28 883

-16.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: CNIS (National Center for Customs Statistics
* PROVISIONAL RESULTS

 

 

1 / EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

The countries of the European Union are still the main partners of Algeria, with the respective proportions of 47,47% of imports and 57,95% of the exports.

Compared with the year 2015, imports from the EU decreased by 12.97% from 25.48 billion US $ in 2015 to  22.18 billion US $ in 2016 and the exports of Algeria to these countries also decreased by 6.24 billion US dollars, that’s means 27.15%.

Within this economic region, it can be noted that our main customer is Italy, which absorbs more than 16.55% of our sales abroad, followed by Spain by 12.33% and France by 11.05%.

For the main suppliers, France ranks first in the EU with 10.15%, followed by Italy and Spain with 9.93% and 7.69% of total imports of Algeria during the year 2016.

 

 

2 / OECD COUNTRIES (non-EU)

 

OECD (non-EU) countries rank second with a 13.47% share of Algeria's imports from these countries and 21.64% of Algeria's exports to these countries.

Compared with the year 2015, there has been a significant increase in exports from these OECD (non-EU) countries from  5.29 billion US $ in 2015 to  6.25 billion US $ In 2016, or 18.21% in relative values. While Algeria's imports from these countries registered a decline estimated at 14.5%.

It should also be noted that most of Algeria's trade with that region is carried out with the USA, followed by Turkey with the respective rates of 5.01% and 4.14% for imports from these countries, And 11.17%, and 4.27% for exports to the same countries.

 

 

 

3 / THE OTHER REGIONS

  • Trade between Algeria and the other regions is still marked by small proportions.
  • The overall volume of trade with other European countries (excluding the EU and OECD) shows a decline in their market share of nearly 21.6% compared to 2015, from 1.26 billion US dollars in 2015 to  989 million US $ in 2016.
  • "Asian" countries showed a slight decrease of almost 2.17% from 14.26 billion US $ to  13.95 billion US $ for the same periods.
  •  The trade volume with the Maghreb countries (AMU) recorded a decline of nearly 7.4% compared to 2015, from 2.23 billion US Dollars in 2015 to 2.06 billion US Dollars 2016.
  •  Arab countries (excluding UMA) recorded a slight decline compared to 2015, as the overall trade volume with these countries decreased from  2.49 billion US $ to  2.31 billion US $, Decrease by 6.87%.
  •  Finally, the American countries registered a slight increase of 0.67% compared to 2015, from 4.5 billion US Dollars in 2015 to 4.53 billion US Dollars in 2016.

 

 

 

                                                                        

 

 

 

 

by mode of financing

 

By mode of financing

Imports realized in 2016 were financed by CASH at 59.49%, ie close to 27.8 billion US dollars, thus decreasing by 8.63% compared with 2015. The Credit lines financed 36.94% of the total volume of imports, a decrease of 11.36%.

The rest of the imports are made by the use of other financial transfers at the rate of 3.57%, in absolute value of 1.66 billion US dollars.

                                                                                                         
   Valeurs en millions USD

  

Financing mode   year  2015 year  2016 EVOL%
Values Struc% Values Struc%
CASH 30 422 58,48 27 797 59,49 -8,63
CREDITS LINES 19 475 37,67 17 263 36,94 -11,36
OWN CURRENCY ACCOUNT 18 0,03 3 0,01 -83,33
OTHER 1 787 3,46 1 664 3,56 -6,88
TOTAL         51 702    100       46 727    100% -9,62

                                                             Source: CNIS (National Center for Customs Statistics
                                                    * PROVISIONAL RESULTS

 

 

 

 

Main export Partners

 

 Main partners: 

 

Concerning the distribution by economic regions in 2016, the attached tables clearly show that most of our external trade is still polarized on our traditional partners.

 

TO EXPORT

VALUE

STR(%)

ITALY

4 779

16.55

SPAIN

3 562

12.33

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   

3 227

11.17

FRANCE 

3 192

11.05

BRAZIL  

1 339

4.64

CANADA 

1 327

4.59

NETHERLANDS 

1 282

4.44

TURKEY

1 232

4.27

GREAT BRITAIN  

1 129

3.91

BELGIUM 

970

3.36

PORTUGAL 

820

2.84

TUNISIA

610

2.11
MAROCCO
589 2.04
SINGAPOERE 542 1.88
INDIA 511 1.77
S/TOTAL 25 111 86.94
TOTAL 28 883 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source: CNIS (National Centre on Customs Statistics Information)                  

 

For the year 2016, Algeria's six main customers were Italy (4.77 billion usd), Spain (3.56 billion usd), the USA (3.22 billion US dollars), France (3.19 million) Md usd), Brazil (1.33 billion usd) and Canada (1.32 billion usd).

 

 

 

 

Main partners to imports

 

2.  Main suppliers

 

ANNEE

VALEUR

STR(%)

 

CHINA

8 396

17,97

 

FRANCE

   4 744 

10.15

ITALY

4 642

9.93

SPAIN

3 595

7.69

GERMANY

3 009

6,44

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

2 342

5.01

TURKEY

1 933

4.14

ARGENTINA

1 335

2.86

BRAZIL  

1 209

2.59

R OF KOREA

1 033

2.21

INDIA

620

1.97

BRITAIN  

765

1.64

NETHERLANDS 694 1.49
SAUDI ARABIA 646 1.38
POTUGAL 612 1.31
S/TOTAL 38 875 76.78
TOTAL 46 727 100  

Source: CNIS (National Center for Customs Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the main suppliers, China ranks first with 17.97%, followed by France and Italy with the respective proportions of 10.15% and 9.93% of Algeria's total imports during the year 2016.

 

 

 

 


Exchange rate

 

Years DA/USD DA/EURO
2001

77,2647

69,2002
2002

79,6850

75,3573

2003

77,3683

87,4644

2004

72,0653

89,6425

2005

73,3669

91,3211

2006

72,6459

91,2447

2007

69,3644

95,0012

2008

64,5810

94,8548

2009

72,6467

101,2979

2010

74,3199

103,4953

2011

72,8537

102,2154

2012

77,5519

77,5519

2013

79,3809

105,4374

2014  80.56  106.91
2015 100.46  111.44 
2016  109.47   121.18

                                                                                                  Source: Bank of Algeria

 

 

The Algerian Dinar average annual rate vs the US$ had a depreciation of 8.97%. The Algerian dinar average annual rate vs the US dollar was  109.47 USD/ DZD in 2016 vs  100.46 USD/ DZD in 2015.

The dinar average annual rate vs the euro has depreciated by 8.74% in 2016 compared to 2015, from 111.44 EUR / DZD in 2012 to 121.18 EUR / DZD in 2013.

 

 

 

 



 

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