with over 2.3 million square meters, Algeria is the largest country in Africa and the 10th globally. There are 35 million people living with a low level of income ($7.300 GDP per capita in 2010). In Algiers, the capital, there are over 2.7 million people, the 7.8% of total and the level of urbanization is high if the index of 66% is read considering the large desert area. As car industry, Algeria is the 2nd largest in Africa and the 34th at global level
Following a long series of year on year winning month, August 2013 had shown a decline of 6.7%. However it is not representing the end of a trend as it was caused in a delay on Renault delivery to customers that have heavily penalized the French leader.
Following the outstanding performance posted in first half 2013, Algerian car market was flat in July, while cumulated sales were still growing from last year. It was not a relaxing month form French car makers, that have lost a combined 13.6 points of share.
Algeria's economy is traditionally dominated by the state and focused on exploiting the hydrocarbons products industries. Algeria has the 10th largest reserves of natural gas in the world and is the 6th largest gas exporter. It ranks 16th in oil reserves.