Egyptian Q1 exports to UK jump 28.7%

Egyptian exports to the United Kingdom (UK) jumped by 28.7 percent during the first quarter of 2018, according to the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce.

Exports to Britain reached 202 million Egyptian pounds ($270 million) in the first three months of 2018, compared with 175 million pounds ($234 million) for the same period last year, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Thursday.

On the other hand, Egyptian imports from the UK decreased by 4.8 percent to 245 million pounds from 257 million pounds during the first quarter of 2017.

Egypt ranked fourth in African exporters to the UK.