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ALGERIA NEWS

German-Algerian industry: a long-lasting and fruitful alliance




Since Algeria gained independence from France in 1962, relations with Germany have been based on friendship and trust. Germany has been financially involved... Jul 03, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


Partnerships bolster Algeria’s industrial strength




Knowledge transfer and joint ventures, both at home and abroad, are adding strength to Algeria’s manufacturing and industrial sectors Jul 03, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


Algerian industry evolves through regional development




As the country’s capital, Algiers has long been a centre for industry, along with Oran, Algeria’s second largest city Jul 03, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


Knauf Algeria

A new class of construction


Knauf Algeria

When one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building products and systems set up in Algeria in 2006, it introduced a new facet to... Jul 03, 2012

Infrastructure | Africa | Algeria


SAIDAL's success highlights potential of Algerian pharma sector




Based in Algiers, Groupe SAIDAL is the largest pharmaceuticals group in the country and ranks among the biggest in Africa Jun 25, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


Algerian pharma and biotechnology attract international interest


Algeria’s pharmaceutical sector has expanded six-fold over the past decade and is now the second largest in Africa

Foreign and private investors are a key factor in the growth of Algeria's pharmaceutical market Jun 25, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


Carpe diem: now is the time to invest




Investors are encouraged to join the hundreds of foreign companies that have given their seal of approval to Algeria Jun 27, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


ENMTP, helping to build a new Algeria




Created in January 1983, the National Enterprise for Public Works Materials (ENMTP) manufactures a range of heavy equipment vital for a country in transition Jun 27, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


Producing more, importing less


Bachir Dehimi, President of SGP EQUIPAG

Joint ventures proliferating in both public and private sectors are making major contributions to building a better future for Algeria, as evidenced by... Jun 27, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


Ready-mixed ready to go


Groupe GICA produces Portland Cement 450 (CPJ 42.5), CPJ 32.5 and CRS 400

Mineral-rich Algeria has no shortage of natural resources for producing building materials Jun 27, 2012

Infrastructure | Africa | Algeria


Major investment in new factories to end cement shortages




Groupe GICA, Algeria's state-owned building materials giant is spending £2.6 billion on upgrading and expanding its facilities to meet the nation's voracious... Jun 27, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria


£98.5 million investment plan puts SNVI on the road to success


Hamoud Tazerouti, CEO of SNVI

Few things can be as frustrating for a company as being unable to keep up with demand for the products it manufactures Jun 27, 2012

Industry & Trade | Africa | Algeria



LOCATION:   

Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia 

 

AREA:   

total: 2,381,741 sq km



CLIMATE:   

arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer 

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, uranium, lead, zinc 

 

LANGUAGES:   

Arabic update paises set descripcion = official; French update paises set descripcion = lingua franca; Tamazight update paises set descripcion = Kabylie; and other Berber dialects

 

RELIGIONS:   

Sunni Muslim update paises set descripcion = state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%

 

POPULATION:   

35,406,303 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

country comparison to the world: 35  

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republic

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Algiers

 

INDEPENDENCE:   

5 July 1962 update paises set descripcion = from France) 

 

GDP - composition by sector:   

agriculture: 12%

industry: 56.5%

services: 31.5% update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

wheat, barley, oats, grapes, olives, citrus, fruits; sheep, cattle

 

INDUSTRIES:   

petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical, food processing

 

EXPORTS:   

$78.51 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

EXPORTS - commodities:   

petroleum, natural gas, and petroleum products 97% 

 

EXPORTS - partners:   

US 24.9%, Italy 17.5%, Spain 10%, Canada 6.3%, France 5.1%, Netherlands 5.1%, Brazil 4.3% update paises set descripcion = 2009)

 

IMPORTS:   

$49.84 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

IMPORTS - commodities:   

capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods 

 

IMPORTS - partners:   

France 18%, China 10.6%, Italy 9.9%, Spain 7%, Tajikistan 4.8%, Germany 4.4% update paises set descripcion = 2009)

 

AIRPORTS:   

143 update paises set descripcion = 2010)



PIPELINES:   

condensate 2,600 km; gas 16,360 km; liquid petroleum gas 3,447 km; oil 7,611 km; refined products 144 km update paises set descripcion = 2010)



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