CAIRO - 23 December 2021: Egypt's cement exports increased by 180 percent to hit $397 million against $142 million in the corresponding period of last year.
The monthly report issued by the Export Council for Building Materials, Refractories and Metal Industries stated that during the first ten months of 2021, Egypt exported cement to 79 countries, including 25 new destinations whom Egypt did not export cement to during the same period last year.
The list included, among others, Cameroon, Togo, Spain, Guinea, Mauritania, Liberia, Gabon, Tanzania, Chad, Venezuela.
Five countries took 60 percent of Egypt's cement exports with the Ivory Coast on the top, followed by Libya, Ghana, Sudan and Kenya.
Meanwhile, Egypt's exports of gold and jewelry declined to 887 million dollars in the first ten months of 2021 against 2.71 billion dollars in the corresponding period of last year.
Egypt exported gold to 37 countries, including 15 new ones. The list included China, Yemen, Malaysia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Iraq, Chile, Cyprus, Zambia, Tunis, Hungary, Niger and Algeria.
Four countries took 66.8 percent of Egypt's gold and jewelry exports with Canada on the top of the list with $486 million worth exports.