Egyptian imports of consumer durable goods increased by 57 percent in January-May 2018 to record $ 2.122 billion compared to 1.35 in 2017.
According to state’s foreign trade statistics, imports of consumer durable goods increased in May 2018 by 118.2 percent to register $436.5 billion opposed to $249.2 billion in May 2017.
Egyptian imports of mobile phones increased during the first five months of 2018 by 118 percent.
Meanwhile, state’s refrigerators imports sagged by 14.5 percent in first five months of 2018 to record $60.3 million compared to $ 70.5 million in correspondence time, the statistic showed.
Egypt’s imports of passenger cars increased from $545.531 million during the period from “January-May 2017 ” to $884.187 million during the same period this year, a growth of 62.1%, and television sets by 109.1% to $ 235.306 million versus $112.554 million.
Egyptian imports of washing machines recorded $24.9 million in January-May 2016 opposed to 32.5 million at the same period of 2017, registering 43.5 percent drop.