Textile in Algeria
The apparel market in Algeria represents about 400 million linear meters, $ 2 billion in value, local companies hold less than 10%.
Algeria has an untapped production capacity of 250 million meters of fabrics per year.
In order to revive the textile sector, the government has developed a financial plan of $2 billion granted in 2011 to boost subcontracting.
As for the domestic footwear demand is estimated at 70 million pairs a year while local production only reaches one million pairs.
According to the experts in the textile and leather industry, domestic production does not exceed 4% for ready-to-wear and footwear. The remaining 96% comes from imports so that makes almost all clothes sold in the country are imported.
It is for these reasons that the Algerian government attaches great importance to this sector by encouraging investments that seek to modernize existing facilities and create others in order to increase its production potential in line with market needs and even export surpluses.