The Algerian plastics industry…


... achieved the strongest growth in Africa

PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY

Number 2 in Africa:

Algeria is the second largest importer of plastics technology on the African continent, right after South Africa.

But while South Africa's imports have stagnated at between 132 and 153 million euros in the past five years, Algerian imports have grown by 75% over the same period - see below.

  • Algeria’s most important supplier countries are China, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Spain, Turkey.
  • Annual consumption of raw materials 1 million tons, half of which are imported from Asia and Europe. Per capita consumption of 8-10 kg, enormous potential.

Algeria‘s imports of plastics technology

Source: VDMA / Graph: fairtrade 2017

ALGERIA – ONE OF AFRICA’S LARGEST IMPORTERS OF PLASTICS IN PRIMARY FORMS

Imports of plastics in primary forms

Source: gtai German Trade & Invest

PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY

Number 1 in Africa:

Algeria is the largest importer of packaging technology on the African continent, followed by South Africa.

But while South Africa's imports have stagnated at around 190 million euros in the past five years, Algeria's imports have grown by 53% over the same period.

  • Italy, Germany, France, Spain, China and Turkey are Algeria's main suppliers

Algeria‘s imports of packaging technology

Source: VDMA / Graph: fairtrade 2017