Algeria’s trade surplus exceeded US$27 bn in 2012

Algeria-algiers_Sea-port_copyAlgeria’s trade balance recorded a surplus of US$27.18 billion in 2012, against US$26.24 in 2011, i.e. up by nearly 3.6 percent, Algerian Customs told APS Sunday.

“The slight increase in trade surplus in Algeria is mainly due to the “relative stability” of import-export flows during 2012, said the Customs’ National Centre of Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS).

Exports hit US$73.98 bn in 2012, against US$73.48 bn a year earlier, up by only 0.67 percent, while imports totalled US$46.80 bn, against US$47.24 bn in 2011, down 0.94 percent…read more


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