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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Head of State : Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika
Population : 40.61 Million (2016)
Capital City : Algiers
Largest City : Algiers
Languages : Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
Monetary Unit : Algerian Dinar (DZD)
GDP (USD) : 156.08 Billion (2016)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 1.55 Billion (2016)
GNI (USD) : 152.44 Billion (2016)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 37.01 Billion (2016)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 53.71 Billion (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 75.86 Years (2015)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 3.37 Billion (2016)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 5.04 Billion (2016)
Location & Geography
Algeria is the largest country in Africa, the Arab world, and the Mediterranean Basin and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea in the North; Tunisia and Libya in the East; Niger and Mali in the South, Mauritania in the South-west and Morocco in the West. It is composed of four successive main reliefs, from North to South. In the North, along the Mediterranean coast, lies the narrow discontinuous plain of the Algerian Tell containing the majority of the country’s arable land. Higher reliefs are bordering the coastal plain in the South, with two mountainous chains enclosing high desertic plateaux. In the South of the Sahara Atlas lies the great Sahara Desert representing 80% of the country’s total land area. In the South of the Sahara desert lies the Hoggar mountain composed of high desertic plateaux in terraces. The only river in Algeria is the Cheliff originating in the Atlas and flowing into the Mediterranean. The Tell region in the North is characterised by a mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. The climate becomes drier towards the South. The Sahara is a windy and very arid region.
Investment Profile
Doing Business 2017 Rank**Doing Business 2018 Rank**Change in Rank
Doing Business 2017 DTF**Doing Business 2018 DTF**Change in DTF**
(% points)
46.72 46.71-0.01
Investment Opportunities

Water and Sanitation, Infrastructure and construction | September 11, 2017
Exhibition | November 21 - 25, 2018 | Algeria
Exhibition | November 21 - 24, 2018 | Algeria
Exhibition | October 15 - 17, 2018 | Algeria