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72.1% increase in Egypt’s exports to Nile Basin countries in 2017

CAPMAS noted total value of imports from Nile Basin countries reached EGP 6.8bn in 2017, compared to EGP 3.9bn in 2016, an increase of 72.2%


The total value of Egyptian exports to Nile Basin countries reached EGP 19.9bn in 2017, compared to EGP 11.6bn in 2016, with an increase of 72.1%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). This was in its annual bulletin for trade exchange between Egypt and Nile Basin countries in 2017 which presents and analyses the volume of trade (exports – imports) with Nile Basin countries, including Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Eritrea.

Sudan ranked first in terms of exports, with a value of EGP 8.1bn in 2017, compared to EGP 6bn in 2016, an increase of 35.9 %.

The most important items exported to Sudan were plastics, iron, and sugar, and their derivatives. Kenya ranked second with a value of EGP 5.3bn in 2017, compared to EGP 2.8bn in 2016, an increase of 88.4%.   

The most important items exported to Kenya were sugar and its products, soap, washing preps, and artificial waxes. 

The CAPMAS noted that the total value of imports from Nile Basin countries reached EGP 6.8bn in 2017, compared to EGP 3.9bn in 2016, with an increase of 72.2%.

Kenya ranked first in terms of imports with a value of EGP 4.7bn in 2017, compared to EGP 3bn in 2016, an increase of 57.2 %.

The most important items that were imported included coffee, tea, mate, and spices. Sudan came second  with a value of EGP 1.9bn in 2017 compared to EGP 0.7bn in 2016, an increase of 158.0%.

The most crucial items that were imported were living animals, cotton, oil seeds, medical plants and fodder. Chemical and plastic products ranked first in exports by EGP 6bn in 2017, compared to EGP 3bn in 2016, an increase of 97.0%.

Animal and plant products, as well as beverages and tobacco were ranked first in terms of imports with a value of EGP 5.6bn in 2017, compared to EGP 3.5bn in 2016, an increase of 58.4%. 

Topics: Export nile basin

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