Egypt : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$53.97 billion (2011 est.)
$52.7 billion (2010 est.)


$27.91 billion (2011 est.)
$25.02 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

10.2% (2011 est.)
11.1% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

12.2% (2011 est.)
9% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$6,600 (2011 est.)
$6,600 (2010 est.)
$6,400 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

5.3% (2010 est.)
4.6% (2009 est.)
7.2% (2008 est.)

Internet users

20.136 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

70.661 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.922% (2012 est.)


83,688,164 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations.

A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.


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Economic overview

Occupying the northeast corner of the African continent, Egypt is bisected by the highly fertile Nile valley, where most economic activity takes place.

Egypt's economy was highly centralized during the rule of former President Gamal Abdel NASSER but opened up considerably under former Presidents Anwar EL-SADAT and Mohamed Hosni MUBARAK.

Cairo from 2004 to 2008 aggressively pursued economic reforms to attract foreign investment and facilitate GDP growth.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Egypt April 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Egypt April 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The electoral victory of the former army chief, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in May have allowed the military to tighten its grip over the political process. An upcoming parliamentary election, although temporarily ...

  • Countries : Egypt

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Egypt

D&B Country Insight Report: Egypt

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • March 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : World, Egypt


Egypt - ISA Country Report

Egypt - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Egypt, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Egypt

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Egypt Arab Rep

Country Economic Forecasts > Egypt Arab Rep

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • May 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

The lack of independence and impartiality of the judiciary was highlighted in late-April by the sentencing of ex-president Mohammed Mursi to 20 years in jail and the death sentences given to 22 pro-Mursi ...

  • Countries : Egypt

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