The recent drop in oil and gas prices has renewed focus on diversifying the economy, and the Algerian government remains committed to this despite lower revenues.
Falling oil and gas prices are affecting Algeria's export, revenues, with the energy segment bringing in $61.6bn in 2013, down from $64.9b in 2013.
In line with its goal of diversifying the economy, the government is seeking to increase Algeria's role in regional shipping routes.
The expansion of industrial and manufacturing facilities is helping keep a greater share of Algeria's hydrocarbons wealth in-country.
Government efforts to boost small and medium0sized enterprises are helping drive an increase in bank loans to the private sector.