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Algeria’s sugar imports increased 22% in 2016

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Staff Writer | February 13, 2017
Algeria imported 2.03 million tons of sugar last year, up 5% from 1.93 million tons in 2015.
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This is accordingo the numbers from the Algerian Customs’ National Center for Data Processing and Statistics, reported by Algérie Presse Service.

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.

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