Supply commodities imports recede to $10.6B in 2017: Authority

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Sat, 03 Feb 2018 - 03:03 GMT

Containers are seen stacked up at Keelung port, northern Taiwan, October 30, 2015 - REUTERS/Pichi Chuang/File Photo

Containers are seen stacked up at Keelung port, northern Taiwan, October 30, 2015 - REUTERS/Pichi Chuang/File Photo

CAIRO – 3 February 2018: The import bill of the strategic supply commodities have shrunk by 3 percent in 2017, a report said.

The import bill hit $10.628 billion in 2017 compared to $10.962 in 2016, the General Organization for Export & Import Control said in a recent report on Saturday.

The strategic supply commodities, comprised of 15 items, represent 19 percent of Egypt’s non-oil imports, which in its turn dropped to $56.814 billion in 2017, against $66.309 billion in 2016, the report added.

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