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How can innovation help to boost high-potential manufacturing segments?

 

The 2014 slowdown in oil prices revealed the vulnerability of Algeria’s economy, heavily reliant on hydrocarbons, and highlighted the need for a paradigm shift. The government sees the industrial sector as having the potential to drive diversification and reduce the import bill. In addition to heavy industrial subsectors, such as steel (see...

 

In addition to its hydrocarbons wealth, Algeria is rich in a variety of minerals, such as phosphate, gold, iron, zinc, lead and others. These ores are still largely untapped but the diversification drive deployed by the government to reduce the country’s reliance on oil and gas and direct it towards more sustainable growth could lead to...

 

There are a large number of capacity-building projects under way in Algerian steel, which has become a thriving subsegment within the country’s industrial landscape. Forecasts indicate output will increase by 7m tonnes to 12m tonnes per annum (tpa) by the end of 2020. A milestone was reached in 2017 with the start of operations at the Algerian...

 

Pharmaceuticals is one of Algeria’s most dynamic manufacturing industries. The state-owned SAIDAL group is the main producer, and there were approximately 80 other local and foreign manufacturers operating in the segment in 2018.

 

What is being done to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships with international companies?