Egypt’s imports of consumer durable goods fall 32.8% at end-Sept. 2017

Egypt’s imports of consumer durable goods fell by 32.8 percent, reaching around $2.596 billion during the first nine months of 2017, said the county’s state-run statics agency CAMPAS on Saturday.

The imports earlier rose to $3.863 billion during the January-September 2016 period, CAMPAS further added in a bulletin sent to Amwal Al Ghad.

In September 2017, import bill declined by 5.1 percent to $330.374 million from $348.038 million in the same period a year earlier.

“The Egyptian imports of passenger cars dropped to $2.066 billion during the first nine months of 2016, compared to $1.12 billion during the same period in 2015, with an 8.45 percent decline,” the agency stated.

The bill of mobile devices reduced by 13.9 percent during the January-September 2017 period, registering $594.063 million, against $511.69 in 2016.

Washing machine imports fell 15.4 percent to around $47.614 million, compared with $56.27 million, while refrigerator imports jumped 11.6 percent to $110.75m million from $99.221 million.

The import bill of televisions increased by 85.5 percent, recording $421.618 million, against $227.22 million.

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