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Information and communication technologies and digital technology are one of the growth factors in the economies of countries, where technology and digitalization are everywhere and in all economic, social and cultural activities... and represent one of the competitiveness factors of modern economies.
However, the postal, telecommunications, technology and digital sector is of paramount importance, in view of its influence on other industries and their development. Today, it is also important to track and measure the ICT and post economy. It is in this context that the MPTTN periodically develops statistics:

  •  The sector's contribution to gross domestic product (GDP)
  •  The number and distribution of companies operating in the Post and ICT sector according to the classification used by the National Trade Register Centre (NRC)
  •  Foreign trade of ICT goods

These data will make the necessary steps and decisions to continue building an e-government and digital economy to support the program of His Excellency President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cumulative amount of investments for the three Mobile operators (in billion AD) 591,771 713,724 / 827,77
Turnover in the Telecom sector(in billion AD) 459 499 532 458
Revenue from mobile services 274,3 299,8 324,3 348
Percentage of Telecoms sector's input to the (GDP) 2,80% 2,90% 3,17% /
  •  The turnover in the telecommunications sector is estimated at AD 458 billion in 2016, compared to AD 532 billion in 2015, a decrease of more than 13.91%.
  •  It should be noted that the investments made by the three mobile operators in 2016 are estimated at more than AD 827 billion.

The statistics shown below are based on CNRC data. The classification of business activities used by CNRC includes companies in the postal sector, telecommunications, technology and digital businesses in five main sectors of activity:

 Sector 1: Production of goods;

 Sector 2: Wholesale distribution;

 Sector3: Import for resale in the State;

 Sector 4:Retail distribution;

 Sector 5: Services.

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total number of enterprises in the ICT field 200 903 205 266 218 892 232 435 245 642 256 883 266 301

The number of companies operating in the postal, telecommunications, technology and digital sectors has increased significantly. In 2010 they were about 200,903 companies, increasing to 266,301 companies in 2016, this is due to the State policy to support and encourage the setting up of small and medium enterprises in technology and digitization field.

Breakdown of enterprises in the information and communication technology sector – for the year 2016

Sector of activity Natural person Legal entity Total
Production of Goods 75 922 16 781 92 703
Wholesale distribution 6 306 2 963 9 269
Import for resale in the State   9 091 9091
Retail distribution 62 996 3 178 66 174
Services 78 380 10 684 89 064
TOTAL 223 604 42 697 266 301

During the year 2016, the rate of companies that have the legal status of natural persons was 84% (among the 266,301 existing ones) and 16% legal entities. The postal and ICT production sector dominates with 34.81%, followed respectively by the service and retail distribution sector with 33.44% and 24.58%.

 

The breakdown of the products shown below is based on the UNCTAD classification:

Exports of ICT goods in Algerian Dinar

Categories 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Computers and peripherals 3 515 285 25 274 078 19 194 243 21 358 523 16 662 616 11 995 072 4 006 535
Communication equipment 18 683 702 85 255 159 9 191 609 2 719 553 53 444 011 19 154 068 10 515 696
Electronic widely-consumed product 33 412 452 45 630 810 14 942 809 979 513 2 056 898 16 315 794 359 641 776
Electronic components 4 190 144 6 555 724 11 724 993 17 415 370 16 479 203 21 700 702 175 153 282
Miscellaneous 16 189 245 367 612 11 048 632 541 586 9 924 562 581 343 131 762 167
TOTAL 75 990 828 163 083 383 66 102 286 43 014 545 98 567 289 69 746 979 681 079 456

In 2016, the export volume of ICT goods increased sharply compared to 2015, this is mainly due to state policy aimed at encouraging businesses to export and creating new sources of financing other than Hydrocarbons.

Imports of ICT goods in Algerian Dinar

Catégories 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Computers and peripherals 29 437 385 850 38 558 504 461 41 673 635 060 48 891 555 941 63 956 748 693 57 584 769 098 44 129 749 000
Communication equipment 24 516 127 032 34 194 012 885 59 508 525 249 59 682 922 856 86 904 126 321 126 655 962 962 141 073 074 567
Electronic widely-consumed product 17 123 038 772 22 090 716 439 33 353 161 325 34 367 383 777 39 595 636 090 45 701 042 554 50 660 315 510
Electronic components 7 459 436 837 10 075 849 897 11 566 066 544 10 429 883 735 21 602 242 113 29 898 226 656 13 876 900 586
Miscellaneous 8 125 039 668 10 413 159 927 11 246 747 202 27 576 280 324 27 629 105 329 19 525 626 202 17 148 974 925
TOTAL 86 661 028 159 115 332 243 609 157 348 135 380 180 948 026 633 239 687 858 547 279 365 627 472 266 889 014 588

 

Since 2010, imports of ICT products have increased significantly until 2015, marking a slight decrease in 2016, this is due to the saturation of the internal market with some products and the State encouragement to the local product. .