The harvest in Algeria is now estimated at less than half a million hectoliters. And the biggest exporter of wine in the world is now lagging behind its neighbors in the Maghreb , Morocco and Tunisia. Algeria has , in fact, that some sites around Algiers and Oran .
Wine production in Algeria in 2012 reached nearly 400,000 hectoliters for an area of 15,000 hectares. While consumption of alcohol by Algerian remains one of the highest in Muslim countries with 1 liter per capita per year , according to a report by the World Health Organization has recently published .
Algeria has exported 20% of its production to world markets , which now says that Algeria produces wine mainly for the consumption of its citizens.
While there are 50 years Algeria has produced 18 million hectoliters of wine over an area of 1,530,000 hectares. It was the fourth largest wine producer in the world.
In neighboring countries , production is up to the example of Morocco, where an area of 12,000 hectares , the production is around 400,000 hectoliters. Whereas Tunisia is currently estimated at 350,000 hectoliters of wine for an area of 10,000 hectares.