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Canada-Algeria fact sheet

Official Title:
People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

General Information

Capital: Algiers
Population (million): 44.23
Total Area: 2,381,740km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 90.67 Dinar (DZD) (2020- 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:
2020 (Legislative); 2024 (Presidential)

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Algeria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 189.86 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 4,292.87 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) -5.99 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 2.42 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 14.24 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $616,101,507
Canadian imports from country: $41,883,197
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $(194) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassadeur Larbi El Hadj Ali

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
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 $54,598,062
2020 $616,101,507 $41,883,197
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Algeria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $26,386,513 $
02 Veg. Prod. $355,513,778 $4,945,425
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $519,880
04 Food Prod. $807,583 $1,520,074
05 Mineral Prod. $160,104,690 $43
06 Chemical Prod. $2,023,980 $1,304,865
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $3,152,054 $24,050
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $18,832 $3,337
09 Wood Prod. $48,411 $
10 Paper Prod. $311,516 $3,630
11 Textiles Prod. $24,340 $2,150
12 Dress Access. $ $65
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,284 $3,503
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $5,569
15 Base Metal Prod. $964,743 $33,054,319
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $23,269,907 $261,480
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,906,179 $1,760
18 Specialized Inst. $9,091,733 $17,301
19 Arms & Ammunition $17,636,133 $
20 Misc. Articles $691,284 $3,533
21 Antiques $ $1,920


May 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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