Importing from Egypt

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Importing from Egypt

Due to the agricultural and industrial sectors that are not well-developed, it has been forecasted that Egypt would rely on the imports for most of its food, commodities and equipment. It has been reported Egypt’s import volumes reached to $43.98 billion which shows a 24% increase from the last year’s level. The country’s top imports would include oil products like refined petroleum ($6.6 billion) and crude petroleum (about $2 billion), and food commodities such as wheat ($2.5 billion) and corn ($1.5 billion).

Accounting for more than 10% of Egypt’s total imports is the United States, then followed by China with 10%, Italy at around 7%, Germany with 6.8% and last, by Saudi Arabia for 4.9%.

As reported by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, the highest peak of Egypt’s imports reached $7,111 million in August 2014 and hit its lowest points in July 1957 with on $33.05 million. In average from 1957 until 2015, imports in Egypt maintained at $1,222 million.
The country’s major import commodities would include mineral and chemical products that comprises 25% of total imports, agricultural products, livestock and food items which altogether forms about 24%, 13% for electrical equipment and machinery and base metals. In addition to these items, Egypt is also a known exporter of artificial resin, vehicles, textiles and footwear and wood products.

Egypt’s main import partner is the United States which accounts 10% of its total imports, then succeeded by China with 9.9%, Italy at around 7%, Germany with 6.8% and last, by Saudi Arabia for 4.9%.

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Country Profile

CapitalArab Republic of Egypt ??????? ??? ??????? Arabic: Jumh?r?yat Mi?r al-?Arab?yah Egyptian: Gomhoreyet Ma?r El ?Arabeya Flag Coat of arms Anthem:Bilady, Bilady, BiladyMy country, my country, my country Cairo
Population 92,837,000
Area 1,010,407.87  km2 (390,120.66 sq mi)
km2 (30th)
Currency Egyptian pound
GDP
Languages Arabic

-0.15

Econ Complexity 74th of 184
1980
2014

$27.7B

Exports 61st of 221
1980
2014

$76.4B

Imports 38th of 221
1980
2014

$10.9k

GDP Per Capita 98th of 184
1990
2014

Egypt: Exports Profile

Exports from Egypt

Exports from Egypt: $20.88 billion
Export commodities:Crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals, agricultural goods
Top export destinations:Saudi Arabia 9.1%, Italy 7.5%, Turkey 5.8%, United Arab Emirates 5.1%, United States 5.1%, United Kingdom 4.4%, India 4.1% (2015)
GDP growth (annual %)

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Country Profile

CapitalArab Republic of Egypt ??????? ??? ??????? Arabic: Jumh?r?yat Mi?r al-?Arab?yah Egyptian: Gomhoreyet Ma?r El ?Arabeya Flag Coat of arms Anthem:Bilady, Bilady, BiladyMy country, my country, my country Cairo
Population 92,837,000
Area 1,010,407.87  km2 (390,120.66 sq mi)
km2 (30th)
Currency Egyptian pound
GDP
Languages Arabic

-0.15

Econ Complexity 74th of 184
1980
2014

$27.7B

Exports 61st of 221
1980
2014

$76.4B

Imports 38th of 221
1980
2014

$10.9k

GDP Per Capita 98th of 184
1990
2014
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