Egypt: $ 1.7 billion exports to COMESA countries, 34% of which are food industries

Published Apr 29, 2021

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Zainab Mamdouh, Director of the Africa Department in the Trade Agreements Sector at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, said that the value of Egypt's exports to COMESA countries rose to about $ 1.683 billion in 2019 compared to $ 1.522 billion in 2018, and imports from those countries increased to about $ 945 million, compared to $ 737 million. She added, during the symposium organized by the Food Industries Export Council under the title “On COMESA Reality and Application,” that Egypt's exports to COMESA countries represent about 45% of its total exports to African countries, which recorded that year about $ 4.767 billion, compared to imports worth $ 2.096 billion. The Common Market Agreement for Eastern and Southern African Countries “COMESA” includes 21 countries following the accession of Tunisia and Somalia, and they are “Egypt, Kenya, Sudan, Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Malawi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Burundi, Comoros, Libya, Seychelles, Uganda.” , Eritrea, Congo, ...
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