Trading Partner Portal: Egypt
Egypt spans the northeast corner of Africa and is considered a Mediterranean country. Egypt is considered a cradle of civilization, as it’s able to trace its history back longer than any other country. Islam is the official religion of Egypt and Arabic the official language, although there is a significant Christian minority in the country. The population of Egypt is 97.55 million, making it the most populous country in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arab world, and the third most populous in Africa. The Sahara Desert makes up large regions of Egyptian land
Egyptian GDP was $235.4 billion in 2017. It’s economy is the second largest in Africa and one of the largest and most diversified in the Middle East.
U.S. exports to Egypt in 2017 totaled $3.99 billion. 22% of the total constituted $901 million worth of transportation equipment, while 12.7% and 12.1% represented $507 million of chemicals and $482 million of agricultural products, respectively.
The U.S.’s imports from Egypt were $1.6 billion, 44.5% of which was made up by apparel manufacturing products which totaled $728 million. This was followed by textile mill products and oil and gas which each made up just under 10% of the total.(U.S. Department of Commerce).
California exports to Egypt totaled $145 million in 2017. Agricultural products made up $34 million and 23.6% of the total, followed by computer and electronic products with $30.7 million and 21.2% of the total. Non-electrical machinery also made up 19.5% and $28.25 million.
Imports from Egypt to California totaled $231 million in 2017. 80.5% of which was apparel manufacturing products which totaled $186.7 million. The next largest was textile mill products making up 5.9% of the total and $13 million.(U.S. Department of Commerce).