23 February 2019 05:01 AM

Egypt's non-petroleum exports rise to dlrs 12.75 billion in 6 months

Monday، 16 July 2018 - 04:14 PM

Trade Minister Amr Nassar said non-petroleum exports upped 14% in the first six months of 2018 to stand at dlrs 12.75 billion against dlrs 11.215 billion in the same period in 2017.

Egyptian non-petroleum exports to the EU markets rose by 18% to register dlrs 3.657 billion in six months against dlrs 3.096 billion in the corresponding same period of 2017, the minister said in a statement.

Egyptian exports to the Arab markets increased by five percent to hit 4.779 billion dollars against 4.540 billion dollars, he added.

Also, Egypt's exports to the US upped by 11 percent to stand at 705 million dollars against 637 million in 2017.

Meanwhile, head of the General Authority for Export and Import Ismail Gabr said the UAE is the biggest importer of Egyptian exports in the first half of 2018 with total exports of 1.3 billion dollars to be followed by Italy, Saudi Arabia and the US.


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