print logo

Ahram Online: Egypt's trade deficit declines by 18.9 percent in June

CAPMAS said that exports decreased by 5.7 percent to reach $2.22 billion in June 2019, compared to $2.35 billion during the same month of 2018.
14.10.19 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

Egypt’s trade deficit dropped by 18.9 percent during June 2019, recording $4.21 billion, compared to $5.18 billion in the same month of 2018, according to the state's statistics agency CAPMAS.
In its monthly bulletin on foreign trade data, CAPMAS said that exports decreased by 5.7 percent to reach $2.22 billion in June 2019, compared to $2.35 billion during the same month of 2018.

The bulletin attributed the decrease of exports to lower exports of petroleum products by 32.6 percent, crude oil by 9.3 percent, fertilisers by 15.5 percent, and furniture by 22.6 percent.

Meanwhile, exports of some other commodities witnessed an increase in June such as ready-to-wear garments, which were up by 9.7 percent, pasta and various food products by 8.1 percent, and fresh fruits by 13.5 percent.