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Egypt’s exports register $1.1 billion to 6 Arab countries in 8 months

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed that Egypt’s total exports to six Arab countries have recorded $ 1.1 billion in the period between January and August 2017.

Those countries include Tunisia, Algeria, Comoros, Lebanon, Morocco and Djibouti.

On the other hand, CAPMAS revealed that Egypt’s total exports to the Gulf countries during the period from January to August 2017 was worth $3.5bn.

Moreover, the total value of exports to those countries during the same period last year was $3.4bn.

CAPMAS’ latest foreign trade report, for the period from January to August 2017, stated that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranked the first among six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which exported goods and products, during the period mentioned, of high export value.

The report showed that Egypt’s total exports to the UAE, in the first eight months of the current year, amounted to $1.9bn of the total value of exports to the Gulf countries.

CAMPAS pointed out that Egypt’s exports to Saudi Arabia reached about $1bn during the period from January to August 2017, compared to$1.1bn in the same period last year, while exports to Bahrain amounted to $40.6m dollars, compared to $35.5m in the same period last year.

Also, Egypt’s exports to Oman during the first eight months of this year amounted to $117m, compared to $90.8 m during the same period last year, while the value of exports to Qatar reached $208.4 m, compared to $184.3m in the same period last year.

Finally, Egypt’s exports to Kuwait amounted to $238.5 m during the mentioned period of this year, compared to $240.2 m in the same period of 2016.

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