US$ 2.3 billion in 2018: Algeria is the second largest importer of plastics in primary forms in Africa & the Middle East
As all plastic raw materials are imported (mainly from the Middle East, Asia and Europe), the Algerian market has an immense potential for exporters.
With imports of 828 kt in 2017, Algeria is the second largest importer of plastics in primary forms in Africa and the Middle East.
Following Egypt and well ahead of Nigeria with 729 kt, the UAE with 658 kt, South Africa with 627 kt, Saudi Arabia with 625 kt and Iran with 473 kt.
Source: EUROMAP / Graph: fairtrade