Egypt’s food exports increase 2.2% to record $1.8bn in H1-20

Egypt’s food exports increased by 2.2 percent year-on-year (YoY) to $1.8 billion during the first half (H1) of 2020.

Exports of food industries represent 14 percent of the country’s total non-oil exports during the January-June period, ranking the third among other exports, the head of the Food Export Council, Hany Berzy, said.

Arab countries topped Egypt’s food export destinations with a share of 55 percent or $983 million, followed by the European Union (EU), non-Arab African countries, and the US with $257 million, $198 million, and $88 million, respectively.