Algeria Construction Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Algeria 2018

In an effort to meet the infrastructure needs of a growing population and facilitate increasing exports of industrial and agricultural products and minerals, the government sees a robust and stable construction industry as a key component of its vision for the future. Even as the overall economy has slowed, the sector has remained a consistent engine of growth. The building materials segment,...

Algeria is a key producer of hydrocarbons in Africa, ranking first in gas output and among the top three for oil. It depends on the sector for the majority of government revenue and nearly all exports. Despite reforms to encourage private sector development, promote diversification and attract FDI, the state plays a preponderant role, meaning that changes to government expenditure and investment continue to have a large impact on economic performance.

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After a decade of rising prices, the Algerian real estate market experienced a gradual slowdown in 2017 and through most of 2018. While a growing population and a high rate of urbanisation have kept demand high for affordable state-provided housing, the provision of new units at a rate of 300,000 per year has begun to impact private market...

 

How can the housing and urban planning strategy be adapted to address a fast-growing population?

 

In an effort to meet the infrastructure needs of a growing population and facilitate increasing exports of industrial and agricultural products and minerals, the government sees a robust and stable construction industry as a key component of their vision for the future. Even as the overall economy in the country has slowed, the sector has...

 

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Towns and cities are seen as the crucibles of opportunity for many rural...

 

What is Algeria’s potential for the construction sector in the short and medium term, and what challenges do you see arising?

Algeria is a key producer of hydrocarbons in Africa, ranking first in gas output and among the top three for oil. It depends on the sector for the majority of government revenue and nearly all exports. Despite reforms to encourage private sector development, promote diversification and attract FDI, the state plays a preponderant role, meaning that changes to government expenditure and investment continue to have a large impact on economic performance.