Thursday, November 3, 2016

China remains Algeria's largest supplier: report

GLOBAL TIMES - 2016/10/25

China has maintained its pole position as the largest commercial supplier of Algeria during the first nine months of 2016 with a trading volume of about 6.2 billion US dollars, according to figures provided by Customs' National Center for Data and Statistics on Monday.  China supplied about 17.7 percent of the overall 35 billion dollars imports bill of the North African nation.  At the end of 2015, imports from China accounted for about 16 percent of a total of 51.5 billion dollars imports bill of Algeria.  Italy shares the second position with France, with 3.7 billion dollars each, the figures show.  It shows that Algeria's exports in the first nine months this year hit 20 billion dollars, while Italy is its main exports destination with 3.8 billion dollars, followed by Spain, France, the United States and Canada.