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CAIRO - 18 Sep 2017: The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said that Egypt's exports to the Nile basin countries reached LE 11,3 billion in 2016 compared to LE 8,2 billion in 2015, an increase of 37,1 percent.
This came in the annual bulletin titled "Trade exchange between Egypt and the Nile basin countries in 2016" which took up Egypt's exportation and importation with Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Eritrea.
In the bulletin issued on Monday, the CAPMAS further underlined that Egypt's imports from these countries hit LE3,9 billion in 2016 compared to LE 2,7 billion in 2015 with an increase of 43,5 percent.
The agency affirmed also that Sudan came in the first place pertaining to the most country that exported from Egypt as its exports reached EGP 5,6 billion in 2016 compared to LE 4,2 billion in 2015 with an increase of 33,9 percent.
Sudan exported from Egypt plastics, iron and sugar.
Kenya ranked first in the countries where Egypt imported goods from; the Egyptian imports from the African country hit three billion pounds in 2016.
The imports from Kenya included coffee, tea, spices and tobacco.