Egypt’s exports of food industries to Sudan increase to $57M in 1st 9 months of 2020

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Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 02:25 GMT

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CAIRO – 17 December 2020: Egypt’s exports of food industries to Sudan rose during the first 9 months of 2020 by 43 percent, to $57 million compared to $ 40 million during the same period in 2019, according to Marketing Director at the Food Industries Export Council Tamim Al-Dawi.

 

Al-Dawi confirmed Thursday that there are many opportunities available for the sector’s exports in the Sudanese market, as it represents about 2.1 percent of the sector’s total exports during the period from January to September 2020, ranking 15th in the list of the most important importing countries from the sector.

 

This came during the seminar organized by the Food Industries Export Council in cooperation with the Commercial Representation Authority under the title "Opportunities for exporting food industries to Sudan."

 

He explained that there are 10 food products that account for 88 percent of the sector's total exports to Sudan with a value of $50 million during the first 9 months of 2020, on top of which is sugar with a value of $15 million, representing 26 percent of the total value, followed by yeasts with a value of $8 million, allocating 14 percent of the total value, then biscuits and cereal preparations worth $5 million, and fragrant mixtures worth $ 5 million.

 

He added that among the most important food products exported to Sudan were also "gum, biscuits, and wheat flour" at a value of $4 million for each product, tobacco, substituting tobacco for its factory, dry sweets with a value of two million dollars for each product, and various food preparations worth one million dollars.

 

Al-Dawi said that the top 10 imports from the food industries to Sudan, which have an alternative in the structure of Egyptian exports, represent 90 percent of $ 742 million of total food imports amounting to $ 824 million.

 

He noted that these products are sugar, cheeses, yeasts, oils, especially corn, tomato factories, various food preparations, vegetable oils, animal oils, and dry sweets.

 

Meanwhile, Al-Dawa explained that the council aims during the coming period to participate in the Khartoum International Fair next January, and the council will organize a trade mission to the Tanzanian market next March in Tanzania in certain sectors, oils, pasta, sugar, sweets, milk and juices.

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