Algeria’s plastics industry
Algeria is the largest importer of plastics technology in Africa & the Arab Middle East
For many years, South Africa was the leading importer of plastics technology in Africa. But while South Africa's imports decreased from 153 million euros in 2016 to 125 million euros in 2018, Algerian imports doubled between 2013 and 2018, reaching 153 million euros in 2018. As a result, Algeria is the largest importer of plastics technology on the African continent. Followed by Egypt, South Africa and Nigeria.
Algeria's main suppliers are China, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Spain and Turkey.
The Middle East
With a value of 153 million euros in 2018, Algeria imports far more than other important Arab countries in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia (132 million euros) and the United Arab Emirates (106 million euros). As a result, Algeria is also the largest importer of plastics technology in the Arab Middle East.