Egypt’s total foreign direct investments (FDI) rose to around $1.872 billion in the end of first quarter of financial year 2016/2017, latest central bank report showed Wednesday.
During the fourth quarter of financial year 2015/2016, FDI had totalled $1.046 billion.
Foreign direct investments are one of Egypt’s primary sources of foreign currency, along with Suez Canal revenues and the tourism industry.
Investment inflows reached $3.431 billion in the first quarter of financial year 2016/2017, up from $2.930 billion in the fourth quarter of financial year 2015/2016.
On the contrary, outflows dropped to $1.558 billion from $1.883 billion, according to the report.