Structure and dynamics of date export sector in Algeria, 2000-2018: A quantitative study

This study conducts a quantitative analysis of the date export sector in Algeria over a 19-year period, spanning from 2000 to 2018, utilizing data sourced from the different official organizations. The study explores the structure and dynamics of date exports, and further employs the gravity model as an econometric tool in order to identify key determinants influencing trade patterns. The main findings of this study are twofold. Firstly, it reveals a pronounced and positive growth trajectory in the propensity to export Algerian dates over the past decade, highlighting a promising upward trend in the sector’s development. Secondly, the study establishes a significant correlation between the observed date export patterns and the predictions of the gravity model, further affirming the model’s relevance in explaining the dynamics of the date export sector. The findings contribute valuable evidence for policymakers and stakeholders seeking to enhance Algeria’s position in the global date market and facilitate sustainable growth in the export sector.