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Canada-Algeria fact sheet

Official Title:
People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

General Information

Capital: Algiers
Population (million): 43.41
Total Area: 2,381,740km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 90.67 Dinar (DZD) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 1 November, National Day
Language(s): Arabic (official), French and Berber dialects

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral Parliament: the National People’s Assembly (Al-Majlis Ech-Chaabi Al-Watani, elected) and the Council of the Nation (Majlis al-Oumma, indirectly elected, one-third appointed by the President of the Republic).

Head of State:
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs : Sabri Boukadoum
Finance : Aymane Benabderrahmane
Trade : Kamel Rezig

Main Political Parties:
National Liberation Front, National Rally for Democracy, Movement for National Reforms, Movement of Society for Peace, Worker’s Party.

Elections:
2022 (Legislative); 2024 (Presidential)

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Algeria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 227.34 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 5,237.00 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.7 1.64
Inflation: (%) 1.95 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 11.38 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $683,765,444
Canadian imports from country: $54,598,029
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $(112) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargée d’affaires a.i. Faiza Latrous

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Christopher Wilkie

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Algeria
Year Exports Imports
2015 $599,131,293 $951,263,555
2016 $518,631,494 $1,856,887,401
2017 $704,170,146 $829,608,264
2018 $508,173,294 $270,143,104
2019 $683,765,444 $54,598,029
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Algeria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $29,064,802 $603
02 Veg. Prod. $427,641,708 $5,149,473
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $223,377
04 Food Prod. $819,348 $2,017,045
05 Mineral Prod. $109,129,327 $1,460
06 Chemical Prod. $1,241,978 $12,607,929
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,840,089 $1,266
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $21,631 $5,169
09 Wood Prod. $5,777 $
10 Paper Prod. $369,260 $29,768
11 Textiles Prod. $141,869 $21,443
12 Dress Access. $4,283 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $307,046 $4,043
14 Precious Metals/stones $7,849 $13
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,992,763 $34,044,170
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $38,658,769 $98,843
17 Vehicles and Equip. $20,588,727 $7,232
18 Specialized Inst. $9,154,560 $3,688
19 Arms & Ammunition $23,583,379 $1,590
20 Misc. Articles $6,880,164 $32,648
21 Antiques $ $2,547


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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