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With a record number of 250 exhibitors from 25 countries plast & printpack alger 2018 presents a 2-day-conference & workshops on “Plastics: The essential material for sustainable development” with 30 speakers from 9 countries. Organised by fairtrade and Messe Düsseldorf, the event is scheduled to take place on March 11-13, 2018 at the brand new Centre International de Conférences d’Alger Abdelatif Rahal CIC.

Compared to the previous event, plast & printpack alger 2018 grows by 50% in terms of exhibitor numbers and net exhibition space. 9 countries are represented with national pavilions or groups: Austria, China, France, India, Italy, Qatar, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.

Algeria’s plastics industry is the fastest growing on the African continent

The Country Cluster of EUROMAP-European Plastics and Rubber Machinery confirm significant double-digit growth for the Maghreb countries Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia as well as West African countries such as Nigeria. The per capita consumption of plastics in Algeria has grown by about 9% annually over the past ten years, from 10.0kg in 2007 to 23.1kg in 2017 and is estimated to be 25.8kg in 2020. The country's plastics consumption has grown by 11% annually over the same period. It has almost tripled from 338kt to 955kt. An increase to 1,121kt is expected by 2020.

Algeria is Africa’s largest importer of plastics in primary forms

As all plastic raw materials are imported (mainly from the Middle East, Asia and Europe) with the exception of 3%, the Algerian market has great potential for exporters. Imports of plastic raw materials, for instance, grew by 13% annually between 2007 and 2015, from 304 kt to 817 kt, +169% Imports of plastic raw materials from other countries have developed as follows:

• Morocco: from 374kt in 2007 to 421kt in 2015, +12.5% • Tunisia: from 209kt in 2007 to 286kt in 2015, +36.8% • Nigeria: from 513kt in 2007 to 754kt in 2015, +47.0%

Admission to the exhibition, the conference and the workshops is free! Participants can register online via pre-registration.

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