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Egypt's non-oil exports rise 22% to $17.7 billion in the first 7 months of 2021

 Nevin Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, announced that Egyptian non-oil exports achieved a significant increase of 22% during the first 7 months of 2021, reaching 17 billion and 701 million dollars, compared to about 14 billion and 552 million dollars during the same period in 2020, a difference of 3 billion and 148 One million dollars, noting that the increase in Egyptian exports came thanks to the great efforts made by the government to support the production and export sectors during the crisis of the emerging Corona Virus (Covid 19) pandemic, which contributed to the continued rotation of the production wheel and the preservation of export markets.

 


The minister said, in a statement, that Egyptian exports achieved a tangible increase during last July by 4%, reaching $2.95 billion, compared to $2.11 billion in July 2020, with a difference of $74 million.

 

Gamea added that Egyptian imports also witnessed a slight increase during the first 7 months of this year by 11%, reaching 42 billion 396 million dollars, compared to 38 billion and 89 million dollars during the same period in 2020, with a difference of 4 billion and 308 million dollars.

 

This came in the latest report prepared by the Foreign Trade Data Repository at the General Organization for Export and Import Control on the performance indicators of "non-oil" foreign trade for Egypt during the first 7 months of 2021.

 

The minister pointed out that the geographical distribution of Egyptian exports during the reporting period included the European Union with a value of 5 billion and 574 million dollars, compared to 3 billion and 826 million dollars during the same period last year, with an increase of 46%, and the Arab League with a value of 5 billion and 356 million dollars, compared to 5 One billion and 491 million dollars during the same period last year, with a decrease of 2%, and the continent of Africa without the Arab countries, with a value of one billion and 7 million dollars, compared to 799 million dollars during the same period last year, with an increase of 26%, and the United States of America, with a value of one billion and 290 million dollars, compared to $854 million during the same period last year, an increase of 51%, and other markets with a value of 4 billion and 474 million dollars, compared to 3 billion and 582 million dollars during the same period last year, an increase of 25%.

 

Jameh noted that 12 export sectors witnessed a significant increase in their exports during the first 7 months of this year, including the medical industries sector with a value of 382 million dollars, compared to 267 million dollars during the same period last year, an increase of 43%, and the leather, shoes and leather products sector with a value of 47 percent. One million dollars, compared to 31 million dollars during the same period last year, an increase of 54%, and the engineering and electronic goods sector amounted to one billion and 685 million dollars, compared to one billion and 164 million dollars during the same period last year, with an increase of 45%, and the furniture sector amounted to 145 million dollars. USD 121 million during the same period last year, an increase of 19%, and the ready-made garments sector with a value of 1 billion and 83 million dollars, compared to 752 million dollars during the same period last year, with an increase of 44%, and the chemical products and fertilizers sector with a value of 3,481 billion million dollars, compared to 2 billion and 533 million dollars during the same period last year, an increase of 37%.

 

The minister pointed out that the export sectors also included the handicrafts sector with a value of 156 million dollars, compared to 102 million dollars during the same period last year, an increase of 54%, in addition to the furniture sector, with a value of 346 million dollars, compared to 248 million dollars during the same period last year. With an increase of 39%, the printing, packaging, paper, books and technical works sector amounted to 504 million dollars, compared to 368 million dollars during the same period last year, an increase of 37%, in addition to the food industries sector with a value of 2 billion and 362 million dollars, compared to 2 billion and 43 million dollars. During the same period in 2020, an increase of 16%, and the spinning and textile sector, with a value of 492 million dollars, compared to 409 million dollars during the same period in 2020, an increase of 20%, and finally, the agricultural crops sector, with a value of one billion and 745 million dollars, compared to one billion and 657 million dollars during the same period. From last year, an increase of 5%.

 

The report indicated that the top 10 receiving markets for Egyptian exports during the first 7 months of this year included the United States of America with a value of 1.290 billion dollars, Saudi Arabia with a value of 1.116 billion dollars, Turkey with a billion and 81 million dollars, Italy with a value of 999 million dollars and the United Arab Emirates With a value of 726 million dollars, Malta with 715 million dollars, Britain and Northern Ireland with 597 million dollars, Libya with 509 million dollars, Spain with 609 million dollars and Sudan with 459 million dollars.

 

The report added that the top 10 exporting countries to the Egyptian market during the first 7 months of this year included China with a value of 7 billion and 582 million dollars, the United States of America with a value of 3 billion and 336 million dollars, Germany with a value of 2 billion and 441 million dollars, Turkey with a value of 2 billion and 10 million dollars and Russia with a value of 2 billion and 441 million dollars. One billion and 875 million dollars, India with one billion and 623 million dollars, the UAE with one billion and 359 million dollars, Saudi Arabia with one billion and 216 million dollars, France with one billion and 17 million dollars, and Ukraine with one billion and 14 million dollars.

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