(WIPO code: DZ) (latest review September 2021)

by CABINET DJELLIOUT & FILS, Trademark & Patent Attorneys, Algiers

General Information

Area

2,381,740 sq. km.

Population

43,576,691 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Algiers, with about 2.809 million inhabitants (2021).

Languages

Arabic (official), French and Berber (dialect).

Currency

Algerian dinar (DZD).

Imports

Coal, vehicles, machinery, clothing, foodstuffs, iron and steel.

Exports

Petroleum, natural gas, agricultural products, livestock, hides and skins, oils, phosphates, tin ore, iron ore and wine.

Main industry

Food processing, canning, textiles, tanning, chemicals, mechanical and electrical goods, building materials and oil refining.

General Remarks

The territory of Algeria was annexed by France in 1830 and remained French territory until 1962 when the independence was granted.

The economy of the country is predominantly agricultural, essentially cereals, vegetables, citrus fruits and dates; petroleum and natural gas constitute a large percentage of the exports.