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8% increase in manufacturing, extractive index in October 2017

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued metadata on the production index of manufacturing and extractive industries for October 2017. The index of manufacturing and extractive industries (excluding crude oil and petroleum products) reached 139.41 during October 2017 (preliminary results) compared to 129.03 points in September 2017 (final results), an increase of …

Nihal Samir

Trade deficit down 26.7% in August 2017

The trade balance deficit decreased in August to $3.31bn, down from $4.52bn during the same month last year, marking a drop of 26.7%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The report noted that the value of exports increased by 17.0%, as it reached $2.17bn during August 2017 versus $1.86bn in …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s imports of LPG increases in July for first time in 3 months: CAPMAS

Egypt’s imports of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) increased slightly by 1.2% in July for the first time after declining from March to June, according to data from the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). The monthly CAPMAS bulletin showed that imports of LPG increased to 167,200 tonnes, up from 165,200 tonnes year-over-year. Egypt’s …

Daily News Egypt

Industrial production rises by 29.2%: CAPMAS

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued its quarterly bulletin of industrial production public/public business and private sector enterprises that employ 25 or more workers in the fourth quarter of 2016. The report showed that the total industrial production value (excluding crude and refined petroleum) reached EGP 114.3bn during the fourth quarter …

Daily News Egypt

Work permits issued dropped by 5.7% in 2016: CAPMAS

The total number of work permits issued by the Ministry of Interior to Egyptians (for the first time or renewal) reached 1.252 million in 2016 compared to 1.328 million in 2015, a decrease of 5.7%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics’ (CAPMAS) recent report. CAPMAS stated that the total number of …

Daily News Egypt

7.5% increase in Index of Manufacturing during March 2017: CAPMAS

The Index of Manufacturing—excluding crude oil and petroleum products—registered 129.78 points during March 2017, compared to 120.72 points in February 2017, marking an increase of 7.5% month-on-month (m-o-m). The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued its monthly metadata on the production index of manufacturing and extractive industries in March. The report noted …

Daily News Egypt

56% decrease in trade balance deficit in February 2017: CAPMAS

The deficit in the trade balance reached $2.1bn in February 2017, compared to $4.7bn during the same month of the previous year—a decrease of 56%—according to the monthly bulletin of the foreign trade statistics, issued on Saturday by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The value of exports increased by 22.1% in …

Daily News Egypt

Women constitute 22.5% of total labour force: CAPMAS

Between 2014 and 2015, illiteracy rate decreased from 33.1% to 27.3% among females and from 17.8% to 14.7% among males, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), which issued a press release on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March. CAPMAS noted that the unemployment rate reached …

Hossam Mounir

Annual rate of inflation hikes by 29.6%, monthly by 4.3%: CAPMAS

The annual rate of inflation hiked to 29.6% in January compared to January 2016. The rate had previously stood at an annual inflation rate of 24.3% during December 2016, according to the monthly report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The monthly rate recorded an increase of 4.3%, which was …

Hisham Salah

Egypt’s self-sufficiency of wheat at 49.1% in 2015: CAPMAS

According to a recent report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), on production movement, foreign trade, and availability of agriculture commodities for consumption in 2015, the average consumption per capita of wheat reached 141.1 kg in 2015 versus 133.6 kg in 2014, an increase of 5.6% with a self-sufficiency rate …

Hossam Mounir