In a statement on Friday, Ahmed Nasr, head of the trade office in Madrid, said the Egyptian exports in the first half of 2021 were topped by cast iron and iron and steel with an increase of 472.4% at a value of €145.3 million, compared to €25.3 in the first half of 2020.

Plastics and articles thereof came in the second place, recording €49.1 million compared to €32.5 million (+50.9%) followed by crochet clothes (€32 million) (+%84.1) and fruit exports (€24.9 million), Nasr added.