Ease of Doing Business in


This page summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for Algeria. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.

Economy Overview

Region Middle East & North Africa
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 39,208,194
GNI Per Capita (US$) 5,290
City covered Algiers
Doing Business 2015 Rank Doing Business 2014 Rank*** Change in Rank
154 147 down -7

Doing Business 2015 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Change in DTF** (% points)
50.69 50.42 down 0.27
Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

Starting a Business


The challenges of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of steps entrepreneurs can expect to go through to launch, the time it takes on average, and the cost and minimum capital required as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

DB 2015 Rank 141 DB 2014 Rank*** 139 Change in Rank down-2
DB 2015 DTF** (% points) 74.07 DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 73.11 Change in DTF** (% points) up0.96

Information on new business density and number of newly created firms with limited liability can be found at Entrepreneurship Database.

Indicator Algeria Middle East & North Africa OECD

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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Procedures (number)
13.0 8.0 4.8

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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Time (days)
22.0 18.9 9.2

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
11.0 28.1 3.4

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)
24.1 45.6 8.8
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Obtain an attestation on the uniqueness of selected company name from the Centre National du Registre du Commerce (CNRC); pick up registration forms 1 day DA 490
2 Deposit the start-up capital with the notary public 1 day no charge
3 Draw up and notarize the company constitution documents, submit specimen of managers’ signatures, and prepare and submit the lease for the registered office of the company 7 days see comments
4 Obtain the criminal record and birth certificate of manager 2 days on average DA 30
5 Publish the company constitution in the legal journal (B.O.A.L.) and a nationally circulated newspaper 1 day DA 48 per line (assuming 20 lines)
6 File for company registration with the commercial registry within two months of the formation of the company 2 days see comments
* 7 Pay for the stamp duty and obtain a receipt 1 day simultaneously with previous procedure DA 4,000
8 Register for income tax (Impôt sur le revenu global des personnes physiques, IRG), corporate tax (Impôt sur les bénéfices des personnes morales ou des sociétés, IBS), and VAT with the local tax inspectorate 2 days no charge
9 Register for the Caisse Nationale des Assurances Sociales des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAS) 1 day no charge
10 Open the company’s bank account with a commercial bank 1 day no charge
11 Register for the Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale des Non Salariés (CASNOS) 1 day no charge
12 Make a company seal 2 days DA 1,800
13 Have company’s accounting books stamped at the court 1 day DA 8,000
  * Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

**The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

***Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

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