Algeria ranks 14th among the 20 countries that mostly import food products from the European Union, until last September, with an import bill of $ 2 billion and 484 million, down with $12 million compared to the same period of last year, when it reached $ 2 billion and 496 million.
According to a report of the European Commission on food exports and imports of the European Union, which copy was published by the European Commission, Algerian imports from the old continent declined on an annual basis between October 2017 and September 2018 by $ 12 million, but the monthly bill for September increased by $34 Million compared to the same month of 2017, reaching $ 201 million compared with $167 million on the end of September 2017.
Last September, Algerian imports were the second in terms of the increase after Egypt, which increased its bill by $61 million, while Morocco ranked 20th in terms of food imports from the European Union with $ 1.54 billion.
Algeria was not among the 20 most food-exporting countries of the European Union, with a list that was topped by Brazil and the United States of America, with more than $ 11 billion each.
It is noteworthy that Morocco ranked 15th among the top 20 food exporters to the European Union, as the food exports of the old continent until the end of September reached $ 2.385 billion.
Through the official data of the European Commission, the partnership agreement between Algeria and the European Union becomes clear, and after 13 years of its entry into force, but trade exchange in food remains moving from Europe to Algeria only.
The same data shows that Algeria also did not improve the utilization of the EU partnership agreement with respect to food products. Throughout the period in which the Partnership Agreement was implemented, as there was no export strategy for this European market of various food products.