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Egypt

Egypt : economy statistics and industry reports

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

Imports

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

Exports

$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.)

Population

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.

C.

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Egypt

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 2016 Updater

Country Forecast Egypt April 2016 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2016
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, will continue to tighten his grip over the political process, assisted by a loyal security apparatus and a co-operative parliament, which is dominated by pro-government ...

  • Countries : Egypt, World

ISA

Egypt - ISA Country Report

Egypt - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • January 2017
  • 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

  • $ 163
  • Country report
  • January 2017
  • by Oxford Economics

Surging inflation, which rose to over 23% in December due to economic reforms aimed at curbing the large fiscal deficit, is weighing on the private sector and overall business conditions. Private consumption ...

  • Countries : Egypt

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