CAIRO - 20 October 2021: Minister of Trade and Industry Nivene Gamea said Wednesday that Egypt's non-oil exports achieved a tangible rise in September 2021 where they reached $ 2.560 billion against $ 2.212 billion in September 2020 with a 16 percent increase.
In statements, the minister said Egypt's imports witnessed a tangible drop in September 2021 where they declined to $ 4.914 billion from $ 5.297 billion in September 2020 registering a 7 percent decrease, a matter that contributed to achieving a 24 percent cut in the trade deficit.
Minister Gamea said European Union countries imported Egyptian goods worth $ 739 million this year against $ 463 million last year while the United States imported Egyptian goods estimated at $ 206 million against $ 135 million last year.
She added that non-Arab African countries received Egyptian goods worth $ 171 million till September 2021 against $ 131 million in the same period last year.
According to the minister, China, the United States, Germany, Italy, Russia, India, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Argentina are the biggest exporters of goods to Egypt.