BMI View: With wheat and dairy production falling consistently short of consumption, Algeria is a majorimporter of food products. However, the government's new emphasis on improving food self-sufficiency ishelping the grains and dairy sectors to rebound. Increases in government support will be positive forproductivity and product quality in the medium term. However, the country will remain a key importer ofwheat and dairy products in the coming years. Algeria is increasingly expanding trading links withcountries such as Brazil and India, especially for dairy and beef products, moving away from traditionalsuppliers such as France.
Key BMI Forecasts
Wheat consumption growth to 2019: 12.3% to 11.0mn tonnes. Wheat consumption will bemainly supported by population growth.
Milk production growth to 2018/19: 14.0% to 4.0mn tonnes. Our projections are based on thegovernment's support for the sector and its plan to develop it by improving breeding methods as well asrestructuring and further privatising segments of the agriculture industry.