Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
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Egypt | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Egypt World Exports Value (US$) 24 182 270 177.00 26 331 836 029.00 31 582 438 765.00 29 417 005 557.00 28 779 409 063.00 26 812 195 958.00 21 967 323 008.00 22 973 368 863.00 26 434 038 485.00 29 483 042 042.00 30 632 552 899.00 26 815 144 689.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -6.872 8.889 19.94 -6.856 -2.167 -6.835 -18.069 4.579 15.063 11.534 3.898 -12.461
Imports Value (US$) 44 912 462 525.00 53 003 406 057.00 62 282 016 834.00 69 865 551 868.00 66 666 448 662.00 71 337 744 441.00 74 361 266 947.00 70 649 458 498.00 66 763 869 710.00 82 444 514 414.00 78 657 517 973.00 60 279 553 520.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -14.859 18.014 17.505 12.176 -4.578 7.006 4.238 -4.991 -5.499 23.486 -4.593 -23.364

The value of merchandise exports from Egypt totalled $ 26 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Egypt decreased by 12.4% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 3.81 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Egypt amounted to $30 billion in 2019)

Egypt's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Egypt in 2020:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 10.6% (2.86 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 6.35% (1.7 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 6.23% (1.67 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 5.49% (1.47 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 5.2% (1.39 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 4.56% (1.22 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.84% (764 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.84% (763 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.62% (704 million US$)
  • Greece with a share of 2.54% (682 million US$)

Exports structure from Egypt in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 17.6% (4.72 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 11% (2.95 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 6.45% (1.73 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.83% (1.56 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.42% (1.45 billion US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 4.33% (1.16 billion US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 3.85% (1.03 billion US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 3.32% (891 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 2.59% (696 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.13% (571 million US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations

What did Egypt export in 2020?

Egypt's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 10.9% ($2.92 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 10.8% ($2.9 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.46% ($1.19 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.5% ($939 million): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
  • 2.99% ($802 million): 0805 - Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
  • 2.66% ($714 million): 8528 - Reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus; video monitors and video projectors.
  • 1.89% ($507 million): 8544 - Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including co-axial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors.
  • 1.85% ($497 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.58% ($425 million): 6203 - Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 1.39% ($375 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.

The value of merchandise imports to Egypt totalled $ 60 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Egypt decreased by 23% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 18.3 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Egypt was equal to $78 billion in 2019)

Egypt's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Egypt in 2020:

  • China with a share of 15% (9.05 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.67% (4.02 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 6.33% (3.81 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.78% (3.48 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 4.9% (2.95 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.32% (2.6 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 4.18% (2.52 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 3.78% (2.28 billion US$)
  • Kuwait with a share of 3.29% (1.98 billion US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 3.2% (1.93 billion US$)

Imports structure to Egypt in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 11.7% (7.07 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.73% (5.26 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.67% (4.62 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 7.66% (4.61 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.57% (3.96 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.94% (2.98 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.37% (2.63 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.75% (2.26 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.23% (1.94 billion US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 3.16% (1.9 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Egypt import in 2020?

Egypt's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 6.31% ($3.8 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 4.56% ($2.75 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 4.46% ($2.69 billion): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 3.26% ($1.96 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3.12% ($1.88 billion): 1005 - Maize (corn).
  • 2.72% ($1.64 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.65% ($1.6 billion): 1201 - Soya beans, whether or not broken.
  • 2.05% ($1.23 billion): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
  • 2.03% ($1.22 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.52% ($921 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.

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Egypt | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020