Canadian Manufacturing

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: EGYPT

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlights from outline key data on the top 21 global export markets.

October 30, 2012  by Staff

The biggest opportunities for Canadian companies include key growth sectors, such as: textiles, food processing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, base metals

GDP: $524 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 2.8% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $10,700 (2010 est.)


Population: 49,004,031 (July 2011 est.)Labour force: 1.242 million (2010 est.)

Industry: liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair

Exports: $85.83 billion (2010 est.)

Exports: gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment

Export partners: China 13.7%, US 10.1%, Japan 8.7%, Germany 7.3%, UK 7.1%, India 4.3% (2010)

Import partners: China 13.4%, Germany 11.2%, US 7%, Saudi Arabia 5.3%, Japan 4.7%, Iran 4.3%, UK 4.3% (2010)

Imports: machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, scientific instruments, foodstuffs

Imports: $81.86 billion (2010 est.)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to South Africa: $435.2M

Major exports: vegetable products ($39.9M), mineral products ($39.9M), chemicals ($40.8M), machinery and electrical components ($130.8M), vehicles ($30.3M)

Imports from South Africa: $715.9M

Major imports: vegetable products ($82.7M), foodstuffs ($68.9M), precious stones, metals ($171.1M), base metals ($95.8M), machinery and electrical components ($106.7M), vehicles ($69.7M)

Trade Commissioner
Mrs. Gwenaele Coubrough
The High Commission of Canada Trade Office, Johannesburg / Bureau commercial du Haut-commissariat du Canada à Johannesburg
Cradock Place, 1st Floor, 10 Arnold Road, Rosebank , Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
(011-27-11) 442-3130   Fax: (011-27-11) 442-3325

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Sources: Export Development Canada , Statistics Canada and The CIA World Factbook

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