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
Pushed by the middle class income increase and small and old circulating car park, the Algerian car market is booming since the 2011. Following the new all-time record posted in the 2012, when the market was the World's 26th, the start of 2013 was further better.
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.