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China stands as Algeria’s top supplier in first 5 months this year

Updated: Jun 24,2015 10:22 AM     Xinhua

ALGIERS — China has been the largest supplier of Algeria during the five first months of 2015, according to a report of the National Center for Informatics and Statistics of Customs (CNIS).

The report said China’s exports to Algeria hit $785 million from January to May.

Algeria’s total imports in May reached 4.53 billion dollars, compared to 5.54 billion a year earlier.

China has replaced France as the largest supplier of Algeria for two last years with more than $8 billion.

China and Algeria raised their bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership in February, 2014, the first of its kind among China’s relationship with Arab countries.