Egypt’s non-petroleum exports up 9.3% in eight months

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Egypt’s non-petroleum exports increased 9.3 percent during the period from January until August 2017 to record $13.889 billion from $12.698 billion during the same period in 2016.

A report by the General Organisation for Export and Import Control, a copy of which MENA received Saturday, said exports of construction materials topped the list with $3.4 billion.

Worth $2.77 billion, chemical exports came second, the report added.

Third in the list were food exports, which amounted to $1.9 billion, while agricultural exports increased by four percent to reach $1.632 billion, putting the sector in the fourth position.

Engineering and electronic exports upped by six percent to $1.605 billion, followed by exports of ready-to-wear clothes with $939 million.

Textile exports totaled $553 million, recording a six percent rise in the same period last year. Source: MENA