Egypt's exports of copper and its derivatives went down during the first half of 2020 by about 25 percent to reach $33 million.
Egypt's exports of building materials, refractory and metallurgy industries hit 1.5 billion dollars during the first quarter of 2020, recording an increase of 32.8 percent, compared with 1.15 billion dollars during the same period last year.
The Export Council for Building Materials (ECBM) said the UAE topped the list of importing countries by $1.378 billion in 2019.
Egypt’s exports of cement declined during the first two months of 2019 to $19 million, compared to $23 million during the same months of 2018.
The council’s report revealed that exports during the first five months of the year reached $2.46 billion.
The council said in its monthly report that metal exports jumped 11 percent from January to April, recording $1.6 billion, compared to $1.5 billion in 2017.
Iron exports rose 4 percent to reach $250 million in the first three months of the current year, compared to $239 million in Q1 of 2017.
Egypt’s cement exports increased 79 percent in January 2018, recording $7 million compared to $4 million of the same month in 2017.
About 28 Egyptian marble companies will take part in the Xiamen International Stone Fair that will be held in China on March 6-9, 2018.
Egypt's exports of building materials surged 44 percent, reaching $1.8 billion year-on-year in the first four months of 2017.