Algeria imports more than Euro 1 billion worth of new vehicles
Over the first nine months of 2004, Algeria has imported more than one billion dollars worth of new vehicles – about 150,000 cars. This represents a dramatic increase and is worth almost 100 billion Algerian dinars as opposed to 76 billion dinars for the same period in 2003, according to Algerian customs statistics. Last year, some 125,000 cars were imported in the first nine months of the year.
Over 90,000 cars were imported for commercial purposes and 59,000 for private use. For the first time, the French manufacturer Renault has overtaken Peugeot for first place with 19,755 imports as opposed to 18,766 for Peugot.
But Peugot has kept first place in terms of value of cars sold. The Japanese Toyota in third place, enjoyed a strong growth of over 120%. (menareport.com)