7th International Trade Show

14-16
March
2022
CIC Alger
Algiers
Partner event:
MAGHREB’S LEADING PLAST MARKET

plast Alger

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

Imports of plastic raw materials grew by 10.5% annually between 2007 and 2015, from 304 kt to 828kt!

Plastic raw material imports of other countries over the past years have developed as follows:

  • Morocco: from 374 kt in 2007 to 568 kt in 2017, +52%
  • Tunisia: from 209 kt in 2007 to 327 kt in 2017, +56%
  • Nigeria: from 513 kt in 2007 to 729 kt in 2017, +42%
  • Ethiopia: from 54 kt in 2010 to 237 in 2017, +338%

Source: EUROMAP / Graph: fairtrade

Algeria is the largest importer of plastics technology in the Maghreb and one of the largest importers in Africa and the Middle East

Africa
With 122 million euros, Algeria is by far the largest importer of plastics technology in the Maghreb, ahead of Morocco with 92 million and Tunisia with 47 million. Together with Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa, Algeria is one of Africa's largest importers of plastics technology. Algeria's main suppliers are China, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Spain and Turkey.

The Middle East
With a value of 122 million euros in 2019, Algeria imports far more than other major Middle Eastern countries such as Iran (95 million) or Israel (91 million) and is at a similar level to the United Arab Emirates (125 million). This also makes Algeria one of the largest importers of plastics technology compared to the Middle East, after Saudi Arabia (151 million).

Source: VDMA / Graph: fairtrade

Strong and sustainable growth: Algeria is the largest importer of packaging technology in Africa and the Middle East

Africa
With 211 million euros, Algeria is the leading importer of packaging technology on the African continent in 2019, together with South Africa (212 million), Egypt (189 million) and Nigeria (155 million euros).

The Middle East
Algeria is also the leading importer compared to major countries in the Middle East. In 2019, for example, Saudi Arabia imported packaging machinery worth 160 million euros, the UAE for 150 million, Israel for 96 million and Iran for 93 million.
 
Italy, Germany, France, Spain, China, Turkey and Austria are Algeria's main suppliers.

Source: VDMA / Graph: fairtrade


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