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Algeria:

 
  Overview:  
 

 

a.     Total Area: 2,381,741 sq km

b.    Total Population:

                                          i.    Agricultural Population – 14%

                                         ii.    Total labour force – 11.04 million (2011 est.)

c.     GDP: $267 billion (2011 est.)

d.    GDP - real growth rate: 2.5% (2011 est.)

e.     GDP – per capita: $7,400 (2011 est.)

f.     GDP - composition by sector:

                                          i.    agriculture: 12%

                                         ii.    industry: 56.5%

                                        iii.    services: 31.5% (2011 est.)

g.    Investment (gross fixed): 33% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.    Unemployment rate: 10% (2011 est.)

i.      Population bellow poverty line: 23%

j.      Industries: Agriculture, Cement, Clothing, Fertilizers, Food Processing, Iron and Steel, Mining, Machinery, Oil and Natural Gas Production and Refining, Petrochemicals, Textiles, Transport Equipment, Wine Production.

k.     Industrial production growth rate: 3.1% (2011 est.)

 
     Trade:  
 

a.     Total Exports: $72.66 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: Crude Oil, Dates, Fruit and Vegetables, Natural Gas, Petroleum Products, Wine.Export partners: US 23.3%, Spain 12.2%, Canada 9.5%, France 9.5%, Brazil 5.4%, Netherlands 5.4%, Germany 4.3%, Italy 4.1% (2011)

c.     Total Import: $44.19 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods

e.     Import partners: France 18.5%, China 10.4%, Italy 9.5%, Spain 8%, Germany 4.5% (2011)

f.      CO2 emissions (MT): 3.23

 

 
  Climate, Land & Agriculture  
 

 

a.     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

 

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 412 520 km2

c.     Land Use:

                                          i.    Arable land: 3.17%

                                         ii.    Permanent crops: 0.28%

                                        iii.    Pasture: 328 620 km2

                                        iv.    Irrigated land: 5,700 sq km

                                         v.    Other land: 1 945 921 km2

 

 
  Major Agricultural commodities:  
 

Agriculture, Cement, Clothing, Fertilizers, Food Processing, Iron and Steel, Mining, Machinery, Oil and Natural Gas Production and Refining, Petrochemicals, Textiles, Transport Equipment, Wine Production.

 

 
  Major Industrial Activities  
 

where jute can be used: Food processing, clothing, textiles, wine export etc.

 

 Environmental information & data: soil erosion from overgrazing and other poor farming practices; desertification; dumping of raw sewage, petroleum refining wastes, and other industrial effluents is leading to the pollution of rivers and coastal waters; Mediterranean Sea, in particular, becoming polluted from oil wastes, soil erosion, and fertilizer runoff; inadequate supplies of potable water

 Jute Statistics:

a.     Imports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres:    5,800 MT (2009) - 8,700 MT (2004)

 

Govt. Department/Ministry may deal with jute:

a.     Ministry of Agriculture & Rural development

b.     12, Avenue Colonel Amirouche. Alger

c.     Telephone: 021.71.17.12

d.     Fax: 021.74.51.29

 

 
   

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