Algeria is in the top 5 crude oil producers and exporter in Africa. AFREC 2020 statistics shows that in 2018 the country became the top producer and exporter of natural gas in Africa.  Algeria produced up to 82,068 Thousand Tonnes of Oil Equivalent (ktoe) of natural gas and exported 43,297(ktoe) of natural gas. It showed also that, Algeria produced a total of 63,041 ktoe of crude oil representing 56% of the Total energy production which is equivalent to 145,457 ktep.

The largest share of renewable energy was produced from wind and solar energy sources of up to 57 ktoe. Most of the energy was consumed in transport sector followed closely by the household and industrial sectors at 35%, 31% and 17% respectively. On the other hand, the household sector has the largest share of TFC (Total Final Consumption) of electricity and natural gas of up to 42% and 49% respectively. This shows that Algeria relies not only on its domestic market but also relies on exports its natural gas. Algeria has imported diesel for several years to help cope with rising domestic demand.

The potential of energy extracted from biomass in Algeria is relatively low, according to the Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mines. However, the Ministry does not neglect the chance of producing and using biomass energy. The entirety of Algeria's coal supply is also imported. In 2018, Algeria imported up to 236.03ktoe of coal.

Key Figures

43,90 M
Population (2019)
3,87 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
57,80 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
55,84 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
41,18 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
203,93 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)