Algeria Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Mining from The Report: Algeria 2016

The largest country in Africa, Algeria remains mainly underexplored as regards non-hydrocarbons mineral deposits, pointing to major potential opportunities in the mining sector. The authorities are keen to develop the industry, not only in order to boost minerals output itself, but also to provide raw materials for a range of emerging industries. The new mining law and the incentives it...

Amid the constant change that has recently characterised North Africa, Algeria has charted a path of relative stability. This is largely due to vast oil and gas resources that have made it Africa’s fourth-largest economy.

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Les efforts déployés par l’Algérie pour améliorer sa sécurité hydrique vont franchir une étape importante dans les deux ans et demi à venir avec la mise en service d’une série de nouveaux barrages.

 

How would you assess the current state of the agro-industrial sector in Algeria?

 

The largest country in Africa, Algeria remains mainly underexplored as regards non-hydrocarbons mineral deposits, pointing to major potential opportunities in the mining sector. The authorities are keen to develop the industry, not only in order to boost minerals output itself, but also to provide raw materials for a range of emerging...

 

With among the largest gas reserves in the world, Algeria is set to emerge as one of the largest international producers of phosphates in the coming years. Together with cheap energy prices and its close proximity to a range of markets, these factors make the country ideally suited to large-scale fertiliser production and export. Domestic...

 

What can be done to further improve the business climate in Algeria?

 

Despite the availability of cheap energy and a range of local natural resources, non-hydrocarbons industry in Algeria has been slow to develop. However, amid efforts by the government to prioritise the sector as part of its diversification plans, there are signs that it is beginning to take off, supported by incentives for investment and the...