Egypt’s exports to Turkey rises 9.7% in 2018 – report

Egypt’s exports to Turkey rose 9.7 percent to $2.2 billion in 2018 from 1.9 billion in 2017, according to a statement released by the General Organisation for Export and Import Control (GOEIC) on Wednesday.

“Egypt’s most important exports to Turkey represented in Chemical, agricultural, and food products as well as ready-made garments, along with plastics, rubber, metals, crude oil, gold, equipment, and precious stones besides glass and its products,” GOEIC said.

Egyptian non-crude oil exports increased 1 percent to $1.988 billion last year against $1.963 billion a year earlier.

“Egypt’s imports to Turkey grew 29 percent to $3.055 billion in 2018, compared with $2.359 billion,” the report showed, adding that Egypt’s trade with Turkey climbed 20 percent to 5.246 billion versus $4.358 billion.