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Trade in Egypt

Egypt was the world’s 61st largest exporter of goods and 42nd largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $51.28 billion and $31.57 billion USD respectively. Egypt’s top export category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products, and Chemicals. In 2022, Egypt’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with trade representing 36.98 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Egypt is the world’s 47th largest importer of goods and 45th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $95.67 billion and $25.40 billion USD respectively in 2022. Egypt’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Agricultural products. Leading import partners were China, United States and Saudi Arabia. Egypt is part of 10 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Agadir Agreement and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Arab Republic of Egypt





WTO Membership Date

30 June 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system based on Napoleonic civil and penal law, Islamic religious law, and vestiges of colonial-era laws; judicial review of the constitutionality of laws by the Supreme Constitutional Court



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Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Egyptian pound

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank - ADIB - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: ABDIEGCA

  • Attijariwafa Bank Egypt S.A.E. - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: BCBIEGCXXXX

  • African Export-Import Bank - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: AFXMEGC

  • Ahli United Bank - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: DEIBEGCXXXX

  • Arab banking Corporation (B.S.C.), Cairo Egypt - SWIFT: EAABEGCX

  • Banque du Caire - Cairo,Egypt - SWIFT: BCAIEGCX

  • Bank of Alexandria - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: ALEXEGCX

  • Emirates NBD (formerly BNP Paribas) - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: EBILEGCX

  • Citibank NA Egypt - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: CITIEGCXTRD

  • Commercial International Bank (CIB) - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: CIBEEGCX

  • HSBC Bank Egypt SAE - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: EBBKEGCX

  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi - Egypt - SWIFT: NBADEGCA

  • National Bank of Egypt Main Branch - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: NBEGEG001

  • National Bank of Egypt Tower Branch - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: NBEGEGCX

  • National Bank of Kuwait-Egypt SAE - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: WABAEGCX

  • QNB Al Ahli - Cairo, Egypt – SWIFT: NSGBEGCX

  • Union National Bank Egypt - Cairo, Egypt - SWIFT: ALECEGAL

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)


  • Ministry of Trade and Supply: International Trade Point


  • MSME Development Agency and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

  • National Council for Women


  • The Social Fund for Development (SFD)


Copyright Offices

  • Intellectual property office in Egypt

  • Supreme Council of Culture

  • Ministry of Culture

Industrial Property Offices

  • Egyptian Patent Office

  • Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)

  • Ministry of Scientific Research

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Central Administration for Foreign Agricultural Relations
    Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
    Phone: +233376589/+237490805

    1 Nadi El-Seed Street

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS)
    Chairman: Acting as a Head of the EOS, Dr.Eng. Kaled Hassan Sofy
    Phone: +(202) 2 284 55 22 +(202) 2 284 55 24

    16, Tadreeb El Modarrebeen St.
    El Ameriya

    [email protected], [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

Trade Information Portal

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Trade Information Portal

Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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