9.7% rise in foreigners in Egypt's private, investment sectors

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Sun, 14 Jul 2019 - 11:06 GMT

File - CAPMAS headquarters in Cairo

File - CAPMAS headquarters in Cairo

CAIRO, July 14 (MENA) - The number of foreigners working in the Egyptian private and investment sectors reached 14,777 in 2018 compared with 13,469 in the previous year, recording a rise of 9.7%, according to an annual statistical bulletin of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) released on Sunday.

Workers from non-Arab Asian nations ranked first in such sectors (45.2% of the total number of foreign workers), followed by those from European countries, making up 23.9%.

The number of Arab workers reached 3,165 representing 21.4%, followed by foreigners from the Americas and Australia representing 7.5%, according to the agency. Workers from non-Arab African countries represented only 1%, it said.

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