Algeria's energy earnings rose 18.2% in the first 10 months of this year from the same period in 2017, pushing down the trade deficit by 58.65%, official figures showed on Nov. 25.

Oil and gas exports, which accounted for 93.17% of total sales abroad, reached $31.795 billion, up from $26.896 billion in January-October last year, according to customs data.

The overall value of exports reached $34.126 billion, against $28.424 billion in the first 10 months of 2017, while imports fell 0.35 percent to $38.240 billion.

The North African country has imposed import restrictions in an attempt to cut spending after a fall in energy revenues since 2014.