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$3.2bn increase in Egyptian exports during 10M 2017: CAPMAS

The total value of Egyptian exports during the period from January to October 2017 reached $21.1bn compared to $17.856bn a year prior, an increase of $3.236bn, according to a report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). “The value of petroleum exports increased by $0.36bn, to reach $1.969bn, during the first …

Nihal Samir

4% growth in maritime traffic at Alexandria, Dekheila ports

The maritime traffic to/from the Alexandria Port Authority reached 341 ships in October 2017, compared to 327 ships in October 2016, an increase of 4%, according to a report issued by the authority. The authority manages the Alexandria and El-Dekheila ports. The total volume of traded goods in both ports increased to 4.8m tonnes in …

Daily News Egypt

4.8m tonnes of Egyptian agricultural exports in 2017

Egypt’s total exports of agricultural crops to different countries in 2017 increased to reach over 4. 8m tonnes, compared to 4.34m tonnes in 2016, according to an official report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation on Saturday. The report revealed that citrus fruits were the most important crops exported last year, witnessing …

Nihal Samir

EGP41m value of importing ice cream in 10 months 

Egypt imported ice cream and other edible ice with value of about EGP 41m in the period from January to October 2016, according to Baseera. Egypt imported ice cream by $1.419m from across the world in 2016, compared to $2.2m in 2015. Data acquired from Trade Map website shows that France came in the first …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Egypt may become biggest orange exporter

Egypt’s orange exports have increased significantly this season, competing with the world’s largest orange exporter, Spain. In this context, FreshPlaza website, a portal specialised in the fresh produce industry, quoted Spanish company Exportaciones Aguado SL confirming great competition between Egypt, Turkey, and Greece in exporting the citrus fruit. Moreover, the company said that Egypt and …

Nihal Samir

Trade Ministry targets 15% increase in non-petroleum exports in 2018

Chemical and Fertilisers Export Council Chairperson Khaled Abou El Makarem revealed that the Ministry of Industry and Trade aims to increase the rate of non-petroleum exports by 15% in 2018, to record about 25.7bn. Abou El Makarem pointed out that a coordination meeting of the export councils was held two days ago with the participation …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt salt imports reach $3.6bn

Egypt’s imports of sodium chloride (salt) during the period from 2014 to 2016 reached $3.6bn, Deputy Head of Petroleum & Mining Industries Chamber Abdul Latif El Kourdy said, adding that Egypt should move to export salt rather than importing it. During a workshop on the salt industry in Egypt, El Kourdy said that the wealth …

Ahmed Ismail

Ready-made garment exports increased 13% in 11 months

Exports of ready-made garments increased by 13% from January to November, registering $1.305bn compared to $1.155bn in the same period last year, according to Readymade Garments Export Council of Egypt’s monthly report. The report said that the volume of ready-made garments exports fell by 4% to reach $108m in November, compared with $112m in the …

Daily News Egypt

Trade minister attends Mercosur ministerial meeting in Brazil

Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil participated in the ministerial meeting of Mercosur countries in Brazil, according to press statement on Thursday. The ministry said that trade exchange between Egypt and Mercosur members is $3.3bn annually. Kabil stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to achieve a balance in trade between the two sides, which is …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

$421m, 9M volume of Egyptian exports to Russia in 2017

Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil announced that Egyptian exports to Russia have increased significantly by 28.5% during the first nine months of this year. He explained that the volume of Egyptian exports to Russia during the period from January to September 2017 amounted to $421m, compared to $327.5m during the same period last …

Nihal Samir

Trade Ministry delegation participates in joint MERCOSUR committee meeting

Reflecting the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s eagerness to increase the volume of trade exchange and joint investments between Egypt and MERCOSUR countries, an Egyptian delegation from the ministry participated in the first meeting of the joint committee of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Egypt and Mercosur countries, which was held on Wednesday in …

Daily News Egypt

Exports of engineering industries aimed to increase to $30bn: Aboufreikha

Export Council for Engineering Industries plans to increase its exports to $30bn, said council chairperson Amr Aboufreikha. He did not specify a time frame for achieving this goal, but said the council had prepared a study on global markets and leading exporters, seeking to benefit from those experiences. Council exports now amount to $2bn a …

Daily News Egypt