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Egypt’s non-oil exports rise 10% in eight months

Egyptian non-oil exports rose ten percent to $16.54 billion during the first eight months of this year from $14.99 billion last year.

Non-oil imports increased 12 percent to $43.14 billion in the January-August 2018 period, compared with $38.35 billion during the same period in 2017, according to a statement by Egyptian trade and industry ministry on Sunday.

External trade exchange jumped 11.8 percent to $59.68 billion, versus $53.34 billion last year.

Trade Minister Amr Nassar earlier said the most populous Arab county’s non-oil exports rose 14.3 percent to $14.89 billion during the first seven months of the current year from $13.25 billion last year.

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