Imports: Increase in food import bill, decrease in fuel imports


Algeria’s trade deficit amounted to $4.11 billion over the first ten months of 2018, against a deficit of $9.95 billion in the same period of 2017, down by $5.83 billion, or 58.65%, the Algerian Customs told APS.

Imports’ bill for energy products and lubricants (including fuels) has significantly reduced to $879 million in the first ten months of 2018 against $1.611 billion in the same period of 2017, down $732 million (-45.44%), added the Customs.

The imports of agricultural and industrial equipment goods as well as semi-finished products also experienced a downward trend.

Thus, the bill of the agricultural equipment goods import stood at $470 million against $511 million (-8.02%).

The industrial equipment goods were imported for US $ 11.05 billion against US $ 11.75 billion (-6%).

The imports of semi-finished products fell to $8.986 billion against $9.089 billion (-1.13%).

However, the imports of food products, gross products and non-food consumer goods increased. The bill of food products stood at $7.252 billion against $7.122 billion (+1.83%). The imports of gross products hit $1.59 billion against $1.22 million (+29.88%).

The non-food consumer goods were imported for $8.01 billion against $7.06 billion (+13.40%).









An Algerian news website aims at covering all the country’s territory through providing objective and positive image, focusing the most on breaking news.

A dynamic team is working on feeding the website by credible information in all fields of life; a reliable network composed of specialized elements working in harmony with our team in Algiers, the website’s headquarter, provides us more coverage and simultaneity.

“English” is what makes us different in Algeria and ranks us first too not only as a news website; English also makes it simple and fast for Anglophone world to discover our country.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here