Algeria’s sugar imports increased 22% in 2016Staff Writer | February 13, 2017
Algeria imported 2.03 million tons of sugar last year, up 5% from 1.93 million tons in 2015.
Trade The international sugar price hike
Total spending on imports of sugar and its raw materials was $871.7 million, a 22% increase from $714.76 million in 2015.
The main driver of the increase was the international sugar price hike. Average spending per ton in Algeria was $398, up from $358 per ton in 2015.
Refined sugar imports averaged at $522 per ton last year, up 3.2% from $506 per ton in 2015. Brazil is a major supplier of sugar to the North African country.
Much of the foodstuffs consumed in Algeria are imported, with agriculture making up only 13.1% of GDP. ■