Algeria is the fourth largest economy in Africa, with rich oil and natural gas, which accounts for more than 90 percent of the country's total exports.
In 2014, Algeria's total steel demand is about 6.85 million tons, while in 2015 the total output of crude steel in Algeria is only 650,000 tons. Algeria has two major steel companies: Arcelor Mittal Annaba and Tosyali Algeria from Turkey. In addition, there are two welded pipe manufacturing enterprises adopting steel making process flowchart .
There is a great potential needs of steel in the housing and infrastructure construction, because Algeria's most of the inland is covered by the desert, the population is mainly concentrated in the Mediterranean coast. The government has increased investment in housing and infrastructure, with the plan to build 2 million homes by 2017. As benefiting from the urbanization process and the construction industry in Algeria, which is growing rapidly. At present, the demand from Algeria's construction sector accounts for 70% of all downstream steel produced by stainless steel making.