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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Northern Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 2381741  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 40376  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 17.0  
Capital city 2015 Algiers  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 2594 Refers to the Governorate of Grand Algiers.  
Currency 2015 Algerian Dinar (DZD)  
UN membership date 2013 8 October 1962  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 213518  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 161207  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 103198  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 3.8  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 3.6  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 5.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 5484.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 4473.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3102.0  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 10.7  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 8.6  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 8.0  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 44.0  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 51.4  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 59.7  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 45.4  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 40.0  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 32.3  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 10.8 Break in the time series. 2011.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 20.7 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2004.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 30.9 Break in the time series. 2011.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 26.0 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2004.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 58.4 Break in the time series. 2011.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 53.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2004.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 10.6 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 10.0 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 15.3 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 16.7/70.3 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 14.4/70.0 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 12.8/71.8 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 183  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 146  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 117  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 158 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 125  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 159 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 125  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 104 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 97 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -9682  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 12220  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 21180  
Exports (million US$) 2015 63227.8 2014.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 58618.1 2014.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 4609.7 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 Spain (15.2), Italy (13.2), France (11.0) 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 China (14.1), France (10.8), Italy (8.6) 2014.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Urban population (%) 2015 70.7  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 76.8/72.1  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 53  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 242.4/0.6 Including refugees. Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 2301 Arrivals of non-resident visitors at national borders. Including nationals residing abroad.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 100036 According to the Government of Algeria, there are an estimated 165,000 Sahrawi refugees in the Tindouf camps.  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 30  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 7.2  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 115.1/122.3  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 101.7/98.1 2011.  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 41.9/27.5  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 1.5  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 31.6  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 93.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 18.1 Estimate.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 2.0  
Threatened species 2015 114  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 0.8 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 134216/3.5  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 5676  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 51.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 7.5  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 84.3/81.8  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 89.8/82.2  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 0.1  
Trade Profile
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