The Causes of Export Volatility in Algeria during the Period of 1992-2016

Mohamed Moussa Traore, Nahil Ismail Saqfalhait


This paper aimed to investigate the drivers of export volatility in Algeria and to estimate the impact of export structure and product concentration exports on export volatility in Algeria via a regression model using annual time series data for the period 1992-2016. The results showed that the high export volatility in Algeria was mainly caused by the increase in the share of exports of consumer goods and raw materials and the continuous increase in exports. The paper concluded that there is a need to reduce reliance on primary exports in Algeria. Therefore, policymakers should work on diversifying the exports to reduce the export volatility in Algeria.


Export volatility, Exports composition, Exports product concentration

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