Egypt's foreign trade volume recorded $27 billion during the first quarter of 2019, according to the state's statistics agency CAPMAS.
Egypt’s trade balance was one of the beneficiaries from the flotation of the Egyptian pound late last year.
Egyptian exports to COMESA countries increased 290.6 percent in 2015.
Medicaments and pharmacy products’ imports fell 15.2 percent to $159 million in May 2017, compared to $187.6 million in the same month of 2016.
Fertilizer exports hiked 82.6 percent to reach $74.8 million in May 2017, up from $41 million in May 2016.
Exports to the five countries represented 40 present of Egypt’s total exports of $10.6 billion in the period between January and May 2017.